More good Elmwood news is on the way. A former residential space located next to Blush Clothing and Accessories is getting a commercial upgrade. The transition from residential to commercial will bring with it a new business called sSet (Tess spelled backwards) that is scheduled to open on April 15. Once open, sSet will feature reusable, sustainable, local and organic wares, with a bent on housewares products.
“We offer housewares products with a focus on the reusable, sustainable, local and organic. All the wood products in our store from tables and headboards, to cutting boards and bowls are all made from locally grown hardwood. Kiln dried and designed by local artists. Textiles in the store are all locally made, dyed and created here. There is also a large collection on antique housewares with a focus from art deco to mid century modern pieces and everything in between.” -sSet Facebook
Personally, I’m very happy about this because Elmwood needs more in the the realm of housewares. In the past it was much easier to find home accessories on Elmwood with Pier 1 (closed), and ‘room’ (now on Hertel), and also Moda (now on Hertel). Plus, with the recent closing of Homeward Bound, this leaves Rò as one of the only places to get quality furnishings and home accessories – a great store but there needs to be more offerings in order to bring variety to the street. I also like the fact that sSet is incorporating local artisans into the mix. It sounds like well rounded selection of merchandise will be on hand.
Once the shop opens we’ll be back to highlight the merchandise. In the meantime it looks as if the spring and summer seasons are bringing a handful of new and different businesses to the Elmwood Village. Time to put your walking shoes on and explore.
sSet | 1007 Elmwood Ave | Buffalo, New York 14305 | (716) 864-6017 | Facebook