Thursday, December 8, 2011
Started by Sarah and Jeff Ditzenberger in 2006 (per Sarah, though one other source said 2007), Fischberger's started out aiming to be a modern variety store, echoing the recently closed Ben Franklin on Oakland and Locust (that's corrected from North--thanks, John!) They slowly morphed into more of a gift shop, being that they were not able to get a lot of the staples (staples didn't exactly come up, but transparent tape did) at the pricing and quantity that would work for them.
There is still a wonderful fabric and notions area. Long-time readers of Boswell and Books might remember that we bought fabric there to make curtains for our magazine storage area. There is also candy, toys, home goods, books, cards, and a nice selection of ephemera.
As our friend Johanna said when she visited several years ago, "This so much reminds me of stores in Austin." See, there's no need to go to South by Southwest anymore.
Best of all, you're only blocks from Northern Chocolate (2036 North King Drive) and Fein Brothers (2007 North King Drive). What? You haven't been there? I have a lot of work to do.
2445 North Holton Avenue
Monday through Friday, 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm