Noel Garcia, over at Lucky 14 Smoke Shop has sort of turned the space partially into a souvenir shop. Day by day, he's added more and more Coconut Grove Branded Items. We've had a few Miami branded items around the Village, but not many, and no Coconut Grove branded items at all, but Noel has changed that. Above are his new set of Coconut Grove post cards; eight scenes from the village. I'm proud to say that two or three are photos that I took.
Noel now offers coffee cups, t-shirt, draw-string backpacks and bags. There are shot glasses of different styles and the merchandise is growing in styles all the time.
Tourists see the items in the window as they pass buy and they stop in and buy. T-shirts are the most popular items and a lot of locals purchase those for themselves. I've seen many people wearing the especially at Grove events. Noel says that locals also purchase the items as gifts for relatives who live outside the state. He likes that the merchandise, especially t-shirts and bags, are an advertisement for the Grove every time someone wears or carries one.
During the upcoming Arts Festival Weekend, look for Lucky 14 to set up shop outside on the sidewalk with these items. As you pass by during the festival, you might check out this merchandise.