The Corner Store, 4873 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, CA, 92107 (619-222-1911) [thecornerstoreob.com]. Open daily 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Corner Store is a true Ocean Beach treasure. Right in the middle of the iconic Ocean Beach Antique District, this unassuming little shop is sandwiched between larger antiques warehouses and wholesale stores and despite its name, is not on the corner of the block. But don’t let that detract you from paying a visit––the treasures you’ll find are well worth an afternoon.
An Afternoon of Adventure
The Corner Store curates and sells beach-style furniture, collectibles, and clothing to help you spruce up your home or wardrobe with a unique and laid back feel. And best of all? You’ll never pay full price for anything, allowing you to transform your home into a showpiece without breaking the bank.
No two visits to The Corner Store are ever the same, as there is always a stock of new items lining the shelves and displays. Expect to find an eclectic collection of ever-changing items to greet you when you walk through the door. You can almost feel the history of every item when you enter, which makes The Corner Store an excellent place to spend a relaxing few hours. Around every corner and on each surface is a new treasure with a unique past, all available for you to purchase or browse.
You can even purchase waxes, finishes, paint, and other supplies to refurbish your own furniture as well. The Corner Store is passionate about preserving the beauty of things that might appear a little rough around the edges, which is why they encourage their customers to try restoring their old, dated items with a little facelift. The knowledgeable and creative staff is there to offer advice, tips, and suggestions for your next project.
The Corner Store’s Workshops
The Corner Store also offers workshops and classes, like the Chalk Paint Workshop. Perfect or discover your painting and waxing skills by learning new techniques from professionals in a 3-hour class. If you’re a little more savvy, feel free to sign up for the more advanced Beyond the Basics class. You’ll learn how to make your pieces look distressed or stylized in the ways you desire.
And best of all? You can book a Workshop as a party! Sign yourself and 4-6 friends up for The Corner Store’s Private Parties at a time and date of your choosing. Select from a variety of different classes and enjoy a few hours of creative fun with your friends. Credit cards: AE, MC, VISA.