Uncommon Objects, Austin’s go-to shop for funky antiques and other finds, has announced that it will be relocating due to the ever-rising rents on the South Congress strip. The shop, which has been located at 1512 S. Congress Ave. since its founding in 1991, will move about three miles southwest of its current location to 1602 Fortview. Owner Steve Wiman has said that the new space does have its perks, including free on-site parking and more square footage; it’s also near other independent businesses, including the record store End of An Ear.
Uncommon Objects will close it’s current location on October 17 to begin the move. Wiman is fully embracing the new chapter in Uncommon Objects’ life — he told The Daily Texan: “I have a natural affinity for collecting things, even as a kid picking stuff off the street and keeping it. I feel like I have been lucky to funnel that into a sort of high-functioning hoarder approach to the world…The shop allows me to make a living doing what I love to do. It is one long, continuous, ever evolving piece of sculpture because of what sells and what comes in.”