The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening and First Friday Art Walk on Friday, April 7 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm at Brick & Mortar Mercantile, 510 Main Street in Grand Junction. The festivities will begin at 4:30 pm with the Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony and local artists and vendors spotlighted.  Refreshments will be served.  

Tom and Becky Ripper purchased and renovated the historic building which revealed the original 1890 tin ceiling, brick walls and hardwood floors.  Brick & Mortar Mercantile, with over 5,000 square feet, hosts local curators, pickers, artists and collectors to display and sell their wares.  
The Rippers moved to Grand Junction in 2006 from Moab where they owned a retail store similar to the Brick & Mortar Mercantile.  “In the Moab store we sold antiques along with new furniture, light fixtures, unique gifts and décor making it a very eclectic shopping experience for all!  So far we have had great, positive comments on the beautiful old building and the variety of items we carry.  That is what sets us apart from the typical antique store.   Most of the vintage vendors and artists will be at the open house so that attendees can meet them. One of the vendors is a historian/educator who has some very interesting stories about this old stuff!”
This stores antique and rustic charm will have you coming back for more. From paintings, to containers, to jewelry, they’ve got it all.


Meet Gracie, the official store greeter. This is one cute dog, but you can’t take this one home with you.











These are ‘Pierre Sala’ French Chairs. Only 250 of each were ever made. They are also hand-signed.

This exquisite collection of blues plate wear is absolutely vintage.


Antiques make perfect decorator pieces because they are one of a kind and can be mixed with anyone’s decor, no matter the style!

This rare crumb board has detailed encrypted designs as pictured above.

Check  out these bright spring colors, perfect for a walk out downtown.






Currently there are 15 vendors who rent space and numerous people who consign items with them.

“Colorado Mountain Hippy” by local artist Yvette Voampbell

Vintage models cars of all shapes and sizes; a little boy’s dream.











If you are like me the unique vintage items at Brick and Mortar will capture your attention, and maybe even make you stay a little longer than expected