Posts Tagged ‘skulls’

Skull shop returns from the grave

May 1st, 2013


Remember when I told you that Martin’s Emporium, the skull shop on 16th St between Guerrero and Dolores, was going out of business?

Turns out I lied. Well, okay I didn’t lie so much as that was really their plan at the time. But after two years the For Sale sign is gone from the window. According to their Facebook page, Martin’s is coming back!

I know, it’s been difficult living without a source of skull jewelry and trinkets. I hope you’ve been maintaining a detailed shopping list.

Martin’s 16th St Emporium is closing

March 12th, 2011

You know that weird store on 16th next to Body Manipulations that only sold skull-related items? It’s called Martin’s 16th St. Emporium, and they’re going out of business (after 45 years, according to the owner’s Facebook page) and putting the commercial condo up for sale.

This probably isn’t much of a surprise; the place was rarely open as of late, due to the owner suffering from a stroke, according to the sign on the door. Plus they only had two Yelp reviews which doesn’t suggest a strong customer base.

Martin's 16th St Emporium

Martin's 16th St Emporium