Vintage Sellers Buzz Around Beehive Chicago

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Owners Joe Moore and Robyn Witt sit in a show room at the Beehive.

Owners Joe Moore and Robyn Witt sit in the freight elevator at the Beehive. All photos by Leilani Wertens.

A raw loft space in Chicago’s East Garfield Park is now home to nine resale businesses. Beehive Chicago, launched earlier this summer, is a collective of nine vintage dealers who sell vintage apparel, housewares and home furnishings. By pooling their resources together, these sellers have built a showroom, complete with a shipping station and photography studio.

This Saturday, September 28, Beehive Chicago will host its grand opening in conjunction with an IndieGogo campaign to grow its collective. The 8,000-square-foot loft is becoming a one-stop shop for vintage dealers and online resellers. Owners Joe Moore and Robyn Witt have built a space with low-cost amenities geared to online sellers. On hand are shipping supplies, a loading dock for events and photography resources.

Every third Thursday of each month, Beehive Chicago will open its studio to the community. The collective also plans to hold regular forums, meet ups for their small business owners and business education classes.

The full roster of sellers on site includes Yetti Treasures, Imaginary Girl Vintage and Handmade Jewelry, Lost Girls Vintage, Poly Go Lightly Vintage, Marthette Vintage Rental, Shark Gravy, Leah Onomatopoeia, Cat’s Pyjamas Vintage and Ephemera and Take2Vintage.

If you’re in the neighborhood, visit Beehive Chicago at its Grand Opening Event on Saturday, September 28, from 7 PM to 11 PM. Beehive Chicago is located at 2958 West Carroll Avenue, Suite 3S in Chicago.

Joe Moore and Robyn Witt are the masterminds behind Beehive Chicago.

Joe Moore and Robyn Witt are the masterminds behind Beehive Chicago.

The Beehive Chicago showroom is full of furniture.

The Beehive Chicago showroom is full of furniture.

Beautiful crystal and glassware.

Beautiful crystal and glassware.

Numbered logs could  be used to organize tables at events.

Numbered logs could be used to organize tables at events.

A wall of frames.

A wall of frames.

Vintage clothing hangs in colorful rows.

Vintage clothing hangs in colorful rows.

Stones, bones and shells decorate a shelf. A leather saddle sits in the background.

Stones, bones and shells decorate a shelf. A leather saddle sits in the background.

Mid-Century Modern credenzas and dressers are arranged in a corner.

Mid-Century Modern credenzas and dressers are arranged in a corner.

 
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