FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail A unique shopping experience in Historic Downtown Evansville Grand opening March 4th-5th, 2016EVANSVILLE, Ind. (March 1st, 2016) – Heather Vaught, owner, announced the March 4th grand opening of the River City Mercantile, today, as part of the continuing growth in Downtown Evansville. The store will feature a unique array of locally made items, Evansville-branded items along with brewed coffee, juices and smoothies.Located at 223 Main Street, between Second and Third streets, the enterprise will feature a variety of products including bicentennial, Evansville and state pride items from Steadfast Media; handmade dust mops and brooms from Indiana artisans; flowers and succulents from Timberview Flower Farm; gift baskets from Evansville Collective; lapel pins from Stay Home Club and Explorer’s Press; cards and paper goods from Rifle Paper Co.; handmade rugs, lamps, jewelry, stationery, knitted goods, prints, pillows & more from local makers, the Mercantile will be the new home of the Sunshine Juice Company which will start serving fruit smoothies; and, Lucid coffee will be available with a relaxing environment in which to drink them. The shop will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with later hours for special events.The River City Mercantile is located in the historic Haller T. Chute building. Built in the 1860’s, the buildings white limestone façade was added in 1910. Further ‘moderne’ ground floor changes were added in the twentieth century, including a curved glass display style entryway, terrazzo flooring and black glass accents. “I’ve been researching Mr. Chute, but outside of one photo, I’ve been unable to find out what type of business he owned. If you know anything about the building, please stop by the store and say hello,” said Vaught. She further adds “We’re excited to be returning retail to this historic shop on Main Street.”Vaught is pleased to be offering products from many of the local makers which were recently sold in the Bitterman Shoppes. ‘Specialty retail will be an important part of the continuing resurgence of Downtown Evansville. With over one-hundred thirty units of housing being built right now within blocks of the store…well, we just feel this is a great time to open.” Additional information is available www.rivercitymercantile.com.