Blue Moon shines in Winnipeg's Exchange District
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A Blue Moon has settled over Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
The Blue Moon furniture gallery, that is, and in the downtown area.
After more than two decades on Corydon Avenue, the iconic home furnishings store has made the move to 109 Pacific Ave., near Waterfront Drive.
“We’re thrilled to be in the east Exchange, where we have at least three times more space,” said owner Sylvia Bock, adding it was a “big leap.”
Bock, who co-owns the business with daughter Leila Bock-Freeman, said she had her eye on the Exchange District for a decade, and waited until the right time and the right space came along. This location offers 6,000 square feet.
“Definitely, it’s an up-and-coming neighbourhood, without a doubt,” she said. “There’s so much activity in terms of condos and restaurants and hotels, and everything being built.”
Bock-Freeman said she loves the new location and feels that people are really excited to have an excuse to visit the Exchange location.
“It’s really a good place to be and I think the right time to be here, too,” she said. “I love the high ceilings and these beams going across, and the high windows … that mix of the new and the old, appreciating the old while bringing the new in.”
Blue Moon offers home furnishings that look more like works-of-art, including dining and coffee tables sculpted from single slabs of wood, items made from petrified teak and teak root, and luxury sofas, sectionals, chairs, ottomans and beds.
The 109 Pacific Ave. location previously housed the Manitoba Children’s Museum and the Costume Museum of Canada.
Blue Moon is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.