A person-centered store opens in Lincoln Square Local news
The supply shortage linked to the pandemic led Scott and Timbre Wallace to a new venture.
Owners of Lark Gifts on Lincoln Square and Nerd Herd Gifts and Games on York Street were looking for a place to store this spring so they could pre-order the products and make sure they are in Gettysburg for the holiday season. They looked at the former House of Time in the southwestern quadrant of Lincoln Square and thought the place was too good to use it for storage, so they decided to open another store.
“It wasn’t in the plan,” Timbrel said.
The place was perfect, as was the time. Scott was in between jobs and needed a project. He took the helm and designed Oh Man !, a gift-oriented store for men.
“Women in Lark often say they want to buy something for their husbands, it complements this store well,” Timbrel said.
The store also fits in well with other new businesses on the street, such as Gettysburg Chocolate Market, The Christmas Haus and the recently renovated Union Cigar, Timbrel said.
The couple signed a lease in June and opened the store’s doors to the public on Thursday.
“We worked hard,” Scott said.
The walls of the store are lined with wooden panels, and the floor is covered with perennial checkered tiles. Window frames are exposed, and arteries serve as furnish. The faint smell of cigar smoke wafts from the neighboring Union Cigar.
“It’s a human touch,” Scott said.
Oh man! sells gifts for any type of men. UKeg engravers keep draft beer fresh for up to two weeks. Durable blankets from Pendleton boast dark rustic colors. Whimsical socks are bright and colorful. Ukuleles and guitars from cigar boxes are available for musicians. The cookbooks present traditional barbecue recipes and recipes from the kitchen of rapper Snoop Dogg.
“We tried to be as inclusive as possible,” Scott said.
The same technique is used when selecting suppliers.
Pendelton was founded in Oregon in 1863. The company is run by fifth-generation owners and uses its original mill. Oh man! also sells Swiss Army knives, which first debuted in 1897.
Other items come from Faire.comonline wholesaler of independent brands.
“Many companies on Faire are still not big enough to go to exhibitions,” Timbrel said. “It gives you the opportunity to shop around the world and shop small.”
Oh man! opens at 10 a.m. daily and closes at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.