Clarabel moves down the block

Clarabel moved just three doors down from its original spot near 50th & Xerxes, but owner Clara Domisch said it’s a “sea change,” now in a much larger space.

Located in the former Xylos storefront at 3020 W. 50th St., Domisch is adapting to new 12-foot ceiling heights — the shop’s giant chandelier no longer hangs down to her waist.

“I had to get over my fear of heights,” she said.

IMG_20160211_135341The store is filled with vintage Italian gold mirrors, a 19th century bench from a carousel, and a violin string display from the former Dahl Violin Shop in Downtown Minneapolis.
Domisch said she keeps very busy scouting new purchases and fielding emails from antique sellers.

“It’s always a nice way to find things and get a little history behind it,” she said.

Clarabel is open Thursday thru Sunday from 12-5 p.m.