Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Friday, October 30, 2009

Spooky Sale at Kanibal Home

We love Halloween at Kanibal Home. So what better time to announce a sale? Seriously. So join us this weekend (starting tonight) as we unveil a rack of really great sale items. That means coats, shirts, skirts and dresses are all going to be discounted!

OK, OK we may be using Halloween as a little bit of an excuse. The truth? We just want more room to put out all the amazing holiday items we've been hoarding! So come by, help us clear out some great items and let's make room for a ton of very special surprises.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween in the Time of Cholera

Out of all the annual holidays, I'm always torn: do I like Halloween or Thanksgiving better? Thanksgiving sometimes pushes into the lead when I think about my aunt's pineapple bread or cranberry sauce and pumpkin cheesecake, but there's just something special about Halloween. Little kids dressed up in creepy costumes, gangs of women dressed as skimpy bunnies and cats, copious amounts of sugar ... Ok, I can pass on the bunnies and cats. But still.

Halloween is great, but it just got a little better. Check out these images from the Halloween in the Time of Cholera Flickr account. All these photos date from the early 1900's and -- let me just say -- on the creepy meter, these kids put our modern day ghouls to shame.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

KH in the News

In connection with yesterday's radio interview, check out the linked WNYC article:October 23, 2009

By Jenna Flanagan

Wall Street — Main Street. It’s been a constant refrain since the economy began to tumble months ago. As the first bank bailouts hit, one big question was what does this mean for Main Street? WNYC is following five blocks over the next year to see how the economic downturn is being experienced on the street level.

Grove Street’s popular Beechwood cafĂ© is a popular weekend hangout. It’s just two blocks from the PATH train and across the street from City Hall. On a sunny day, outdoor tables seem to fill up first and stragglers must sit inside.

Several of the boutiques on Grove Street have sidewalk signs enticing customers to come in. Owner Kristen Scalia often uses puns on the store’s name. The other side reads, “Kanibal Home. Come in, we don’t bite.”

Like many Grove Street treasures, stores are small and if you’re not paying attention you could miss them. But what’s inside is always a delightful surprise.

Skin Organix, is another store which has been bruised but not beaten down by the economy. Owner Michelle Williams says she’s got more than enough fight in her and is encouraged by her loyal customer base.

The entrance is downstairs but the store is nothing but class. Owner Michelle Williams hopes to expand upstairs to the former real estate shop so she can offer more natural beauty services.

Skin Organix has a very calming and serene feel, which is perfect for the new personal services that will be provided. Owner Michelle Williams is also in talks to expand her store into a chain at the new retail center that will be in the old Limelight church.

Even if you’re not shopping, although ALL of the business owners would like you to by something while you’re there, Grove Street is still a great neighborhood to stroll through.