Uncommon Market to open in Lincoln Heights Village on March 1

UPDATED — Renee Rhodes and Jodie Hinds have been selling new and vintage home decor at various shows in Kansas and Oklahoma for more than a year with an intent to one day open a permanent shop. They’ve wanted to be in Lincoln Heights Village at Douglas and Oliver, and a space finally opened.

“That was kind of my indication it was time to open a store,” Rhodes says. “When we saw the sign, we said, ‘Well, this is it,’ and jumped in.”

Uncommon Market will open March 1 in the former Angela Snow Photography space. Snow moved her business to the former Artifacts space at the center.

Rhodes says the Uncommon name “says a lot about the things that we carry.”

“It’s just kind of an uncommon mix of things,” she says. “All of those things that kind of make you feel good.”

That includes pillows, frames, furniture and bath and body products. The store also will accept some furniture consignment pieces, and Rhodes will sell some repurposed pieces of her own.

“It’s not major overhaul but just kind of a facelift,” she says of what she does.

This is in addition to her full-time job as a risk control specialist with IMA. Hinds also has a full-time job with Hawker Beechcraft.

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Artifacts retail shop will close; business to remain open

WICHITA — Amy Herd is packing her Artifacts and closing shop at Lincoln Heights Village at Douglas and Oliver.

That doesn’t mean she’s entirely going out of business, though.

“I’m going to continue to do the arts … just not as a retail, daily basis,” she says.

Friday is her last day selling at the shop.

“I just want more time to travel and get back to my photography and spend more time with my grandkids,” Herd says.

She’ll travel for future shows and do some here as well.

Herd says she never would have met so many artists without her shop.

“I feel really blessed to have shared my gallery with really talented artists,” she says. “They’ve been such a great source of wisdom, inspiration and friendship.”

Herd opened her shop on East Central eight years ago and moved to Lincoln Heights three years ago.

“That’s made my decision tough because I do love it here, and it’s such a great space and great co-tenants,” she says.

Herd says her daughter just graduated and her business is debt free.

“It’s a good time to change it up.”