Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Artifacts

Artifacts was voted Best Vintage/Consignment Store in Little Village’s 2020 Best of the CRANDIC awards. Todd Thelan has owned Northside corner store Artifacts since 2003. This year he knocked a hole through a 150-year-old brick wall in the shop, tripling his space in the process. β€œIt still freaks me out when I walk through that […]

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Artifacts to expand into former El Banditos space

After 25 years in Iowa City’s Northside neighborhood, vintage and consignment shop Artifacts is tripling its space. The business, located on the corner of Market and Gilbert streets, is known for its narrow aisles packed with artwork, tchotchkes, vintage clothing, toys, tools, instruments, kitchenware and much more. Owner Todd Thelen said he’s long dreamed of […]

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