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Bespoke grand opening to include refreshments, music in Truckee tonight

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Bespoke, downtown Truckee’s newest retail space and studio, will host its grand opening event Friday, May 11, 4-8 p.m.

All are welcome to check out this new addition and enjoy food, refreshments and music by local group “Quartet Minus One” during the grand opening festivities.

Bespoke is a storefront — soon to also include a workshop area — focused on artisan-made goods and vintage, custom home furnishings. Local artist Heather River has spent years collecting a range of hand-crafted goods she describes as “a mix of new meets old” that will be featured in Bespoke, alongside many of her own creations.

All of the goods featured at Bespoke will be handmade by artisans, or products of small U.S. companies, with a focus on “slow” creation. Bespoke’s collection has been carefully crafted and selected by River, who is a graduate of the Fashion Institute in San Francisco, and has capitalized on her many years of art education and expertise in creating this new business endeavor. River has lived in Truckee for nearly eight years, and has been involved with two other local businesses prior to deciding to open up her own — a move she said she’s been working toward and invested herself in for quite some time.

“Bespoke is a business I have been crafting in my head for years,” River said. “I have spent months looking for the right space, and years collecting artist contacts, and vintage and rare finds. I can’t wait to share my store with you!”

Though Bespoke will open solely as a retail space, a workshop area in the rear of the store is in the works. Once up and running, this area will provide art classes and discussions to the public, and a space for creative minds to meet, learn, explore and create.

“Bespoke is, above all, for the community,” River said.

Bespoke is located at 10130 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee. Following Friday’s grand opening event, the storefront will be open daily, with the following hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. ; Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

To learn more, visit www.bespoketruckee.com or call 530-582-5500. And be sure to stop by Friday evening for a sip, a nibble and a listen, and to explore this great new addition to our community.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 11, 2012 12:09PM Published May 11, 2012 12:07PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.