Vintage furniture and decor store City Issue is making big moves. Store owner Jennifer Sams is saying goodbye to Inman Park, where her current storefront operates, and is crossing Moreland Avenue to set up shop in Candler Park, at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, the former home of The Phillip Rush Center.
City Issue opened its first storefront 21 years ago in Garden Hills. In 2008, Sams moved her business to Inman Park and has been there ever since. “The cool thing about the Candler Park location is there’s a big parking lot,” Sams says of her upcoming storefront. “So customers can access the store very easily.”
City Issue specializes in vintage mid-20th century modern furniture, art, and decor. Sams and her team travel regularly throughout the east coast and the midwest to find and buy vintage pieces that fit the mid-20th century modern bill. “We do everything from barware and lamps, to desks and dining sets. Anything you need for your home or office, we have,” says Sams.
City Issue’s collection is full of pieces made anytime between the 1950s and 1970s, all restored, so they’re as close to their original condition as possible before resale.
If there’s any generation that loves a vintage mid-century modern look, it’s the millennials. Give us some polished wood and a funky, geometrical shape, and we’ll slap some potted succulents on it and call it home. For any millennials out there (or any generation, really) looking for some great vintage pieces, City Issue will be open at its current Inman Park location until August 15th. If you can’t get there by then, you’ll have to wait until the new spot in Candler Park opens up, which Sams says should be around September 1st. Happy shopping, kids.