A gift shop called Knack, which we told you about last month, has moved into 1726 E. Passyunk Ave., which had been home to Era Atomica before it moved to a much bigger location a block away.
In what must have been a whirlwind, owner Jen Pirrone and staff got the place stocked and ready to open last weekend (the place was literally empty on Wednesday last week). The shop, which is similar to Nice Things Handmade across the street, offers handmade gifts from about 15 artisans, mostly local ones.
You’ll find jewelry, candles, prints, cards, baby stuff, T-shirts, crocheted goods, accessories and more.
The shop also plans to hold crafting classes in the back, where the sofa is in the picture above. So, expect artists and artsy types to be back there teaching knitting and other handy ways from time to time.
By the way, what do you think about the shop opening across the street from another store that sells similar gifts? Too much competition, or the more the merrier?