50Roots Hosts Pop-Up Shop Takeover of A Little Beacon Space Thanksgiving Weekend

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The Friday after Thanksgiving - Black Friday - A Little Beacon Space will be open as a pop-up shop! It continues through Small Business Saturday, going until Sunday afternoon in a pop-up shop takeover by the Newburgh-based online shop 50Roots.com. Some may have met 50Roots.com owners Christa Gray Page and Patrick Page at various local markets when they tried their hand at selling in real life. Now, from Friday to Sunday, you get to walk into their world, where they have set up a shopping experience for you that includes a complimentary happy hour from 5 to 6 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The store will be open until 10 pm, so you have plenty of time to shop as you visit the many shops of Beacon's Main Street this weekend! 

To match their online deals, the owners will be offering 15% off the entire store all weekend. 

Hours are: 

Friday: 12 pm to 10 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm

Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm

A Little Of What You'll Find In the 50Roots Pop-Up Shop

50Roots.com was started by Christa, who used to work in retail and grew tired of dealing with items made in China. Currently residing in Poughkeepsie, Christa quit her day job and opened 50Roots.com, an online store that carries products made only in the USA. Woven into the shopping experience are behind-the-scenes stories of each designer so that you can get to know who you are purchasing from. With their online shop headquartered in Newburgh, where you can find them taking product pictures of their items before posting to their website, Christa and her husband Patrick are spread throughout the Hudson Valley with their work and home locations. Some of the lines they carry are from this neck of the woods, too!

David Rasmussen Design
WUD Wine Glasses - Blue
David Rasmussen is one of only a handful of designers who also handcrafts his elegant and detailed work. Concentrating mostly on furniture and architectural built-ins, David practices his craft in Carbondale, Colorado.

Recognize the hue of that wood? David Rasmussen's cutting boards and bowls are also carried in Utensil at the east end of Main Street, toward the mountain. You could make quite a collection by combining purchases.

Alchemy Goods
Franklin - Eco Vegan Wallet - Orange

People say that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that’s exactly the way Alchemy Goods got started. “My messenger bag got stolen and I needed another one. But the perfect messenger bag eluded me,” says its founder.

Zootility Tools

Says the designer: "I like to think of myself as both an engineer and an artist. I’ve done very well exercising the left (logical) side of my brain. I studied Mechanical Engineering and I worked with a product design firm. More recently, I did software development, believe it or not, where I also got to use the right (creative) side of my brain for graphic design, branding, and web development. Now, I’m exploring the intersection between art and engineering. And it’s a brainstorm!"

Reed Wilson Design
Merican Dream Doormat

Reed Wilson Design creates clever objects that often evoke deep thoughts and giggles simultaneously. Their products have exhibited with AmDC at MOST Salone in Milan and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. They have been featured in The New York Times, among numerous other publications.

WOOF - Water & Beverage Tote

tote {tote} verb, toted, toting. 1. to carry by hand or on one’s person, especially something that is a load or burden: I toted a bucket of water to the camp.

able {ay-bul} adjective, abler, ablist. 1. having the skill, power or design to do something: We were able to carry the load. 2. having function or ability that is above average: The foldable bottle is an able device.

These are only a few of the items you'll see in the space. Come on down as you shop from all of the small businesses on Main Street!

PS: Do you want to host a Pop-Up Shop in A Little Beacon Space? You can! Details are here.