BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A local home decor shop is leaving Nostrand Avenue to move to a larger space in the neighborhood, according to its owner.
Peace & Riot, which has sold home goods, decorations and knick-knacks out of 492 Nostrand Ave. near Halsey Street, since 2013, closed its doors at the end of December.
The business is set to re-open along Tompkins Avenue in the spring, said Achuziam Maha-Sanchez, at a location nearly double the size of their former spot.
“We’re treating the store kind of like a mini-department store in a way… I get to expand and hopefully be able to squeeze in more furniture, which I wasn’t able to do on Nostrand,” she said.
With the additional space, Peace & Riot will also feature a collection from designer Mary Wormworth, along with picks from Khalilah Beavers of Bed-Stuy’s Shirley + Alice vintage boutique.
The new shop at 401-403 Tompkins Ave. near Jefferson Avenue takes over the former spaces of the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association and an antique store.
Maha-Sanchez said she is making a return to the commercial corridor, as she used to own the home decor shop Ibo Landing across the street from 2003 to 2007.
Peace & Riot will have more upholstered furniture at its new location, said the owner, who is also an interior designer.
“We’ll be able to show an environment and showcase what a full room would look like,” she said, adding that she hopes to display some self-designed pieces.
Customers will still be able to pick up home basics such as bath mats, shower curtains, kitchen items along with cookbooks and artwork.
The store is expected to open by early April.