Happy Hour Sale at Elm & Iron in Powell

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Rustic chic home décor shop Elm & Iron is hosting a happy hour sale Friday night, Sept. 12, at its Powell store. Guests can enjoy free wine and 20 percent off any purchase from 6 to 8 p.m.

If you haven't stopped in the shop yet, this is a great excuse to take a peek. It's a cool little space that opened earlier this summer at 23 W. Olentangy St. in downtown Powell -kind of like a bite-sized version of the Clintonville location. It's mostly home accessories-you know, the uber-cool-but-affordable kind that earned Elm & Iron enough fans in its first year to prompt a second local location. Love this shop. (I have a chandelier from there I relish, and am eying number two…)

Want to meet shop owner Dan McClurg? You can read about him here.

In other Powell news, The Collection, which lost its longtime location (and entire inventory) to a fire this summer, is now open at a temporary location at 32 N. Liberty St. in downtown Powell. It's another one of my favorite home décor stores, with some of my favorite shop owners. (Much of Central Ohio obviously feels the same way; you should see their holiday party every year. There's not a parking space within a half mile of downtown.) Their temporary digs are small but amazingly well done given the circumstances. They'll be there for several months while they rebuild the old space.

If you've never been, here's a quick primer: The collection opened in 1997 with a focus on antiques. It's since evolved into a shop with an eclectic, chic mix of furniture, lighting and more-some new, some custom-built, some custom-tweaked. Owner Anne Grayson's husband, who co-owns the shop, builds many of the custom pieces with the help of a super-talented CCAD grad they employ. They are known for their custom dining tables, which are exquisite. Last summer, when we renovated our kitchen, they made the room's focal point: a custom butcher block that is absolutely phenomenal.

-Kristy Eckert, @kristyeckert