Office supplies might not seem too exciting, but inspiring spectacular is exactly what Robert Mason Stationer and Furniture is all about. Owner and urban pioneer Robert Grimmett is behind the inspiration, and he’s got even bigger plans on his agenda.
Robert Mason Stationer and Furniture opened in February in a pop-up shop right next to Sugardaddy’s. The space may be small, just a little over 200-square feet, but wow, it’s mighty.
It’s hard to describe the first thing you notice when you walk in the store. Music or the mood or maybe the ever-so-slight, spicy-sweet scent mixed with the smell of tanned leather accessories on the vertical shelves? Eyes scan and feast on all things within touch. Pencils and pens line the pen bar to test the perfect fit. Sketch pads, note pads, portfolios, wrapping paper, candles – where do you stop and where do you begin?
Robert Mason can also provide more than 1000 items on sku - all within just 24 hours. The current pop-up store on Gay Street carries a unique assortment of styled accessories from briefcases to small leather-bound notepads to greeting cards, as well as, high-demand things like toner, printer ink cartridges, paper and writing utensils.
This pop-up is just the beginning of a much bigger concept. Robert plans to keep the satellite store on Gay Street to meet the immediate needs of the downtown worker, and then launch a much bigger concept - 10,000 square feet space in the Discovery District – where creativity and local business collaboration will help his customers get inspired.
“Downtown is in a growth spurt. The urban campus of downtown office workers, colleges, residents and transient guests are our demographic sweet spot,” Said Robert. “We are excited to be in the beginning phases of a resurgence of downtown, and I see this as a great opportunity to bring the services and products we offer to the downtown marketplace.”