There’s absolutely no place like CooCooU, mid-century modern furniture and accessories. A couple of weeks ago I was touring a guy around Buffalo who was from California. It turns out that he was a big fan of retro furniture. So instead of giving him the usual suspect tour, I took him over to CooCooU on Tonawanda Street.
Upon arrival to the showroom, I thought that the guy was going to have a meltdown. He was like a kid in a candy store – I’ve never seen anything like it. Heck, I love mid-century furnishings, but he was cuckoo for cocoa puffs. I couldn’t get him out of the place, which meant that his tour of Buffalo ended up being a tour of CooCooU. Not only did he love the place, he also found a couple of sets of chairs, accessories, and tables that he is in the process of having shipped to the West Coast.
A trip to CooCooU is akin to taking a trip back through time, when “design’ really meant something. The warehouse is filled with so many incredible one of a kind finds.
During the weekend of October 20/21, CooCoo U will be hosting its inaugural Warehouse Sale in its new location at 133 Tonawanda Street, just off Niagara Street. According to owner Michael Merisola, the sale is intended to slim down his inventory moving into the winter season, to make room for additional offerings. The sale will be held downstairs, and will include some of Michael’s “retro” friends, who will also be on hand showing off some furniture and accessories. The CooCooU main showroom (upstairs) will also be open to the public.
Stay tuned to this Facebook event page for more details.