The new permanent satellite boutique (the larger original shop still remains on 16th Street) is taking over the former Mollusk Surf Shop space, which is actually an in-store submarine built by local handcraft master Jay Nelson. The amazing mini-shop, which features a working periscope, is one the folks over at Needles and Pens say they are "pleased as punch" to occupy and represents a 360 of sorts, given that Nelson built a design-savvy treehouse within the Needles and Pens shop back in 2005.
The new location within Voyager, which also boasts shop-in-shops by Revolver, Spartan, and the Michael Rosenthal Art Gallery, will carry Needles and Pens staples like cool, super-affordable jewelry, quirky stationery, 'zines, and artwork. And just like that, Valencia Street has added yet another gem.
Photo: Courtesy of Needles and Pens