Date Of Visit: August 6, 2017
Location: 63 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
10:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm Sunday
Parking: There is metered parking located throughout the city
Handicapped Accessible: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Website: Twice Upon A Time
- there are three floors to the building (includiing the basement). Make sure to hit them all.
- Parking can be difficult in the center of town where the store is located. It could be better to park farther away and walk a short distance (and taking in the sights along the way)
Second hand clothes and dog-eared books aren’t the only things you’ll find at Twice Upon A Time. Memories and laughs are also not in short supply at the store.
The three floor (if you count the basement) and 10,000 square foot store has everything from vintage clothing to old lighting fixtures and skis that have seen better days..
Nostalgia poured over me as I looked back at all of the items that were once popular during my childhood and younger years.
My favorite part of the shop was rummaging through the books, toys, audio recordings and collectible collections. It’s not only fun to see books and music you recognize it also gives a glimpse into what life was like at an earlier time.
Raise your hand if you remember sitting at these types of desks. OK, it can be just our little secret.
I was also fascinated by the more unusual and vintage items at the store. I was also struck by how much corporate culture has invaded both our current and past. I mean, who wouldn’t want that vintage Coke temperature gauge hanging in their kitchen?
Twice Upon A Time…is no fly by might store. The store has been around, in various locations in Brattleboro, since 1987. They have been at their current location on Main St since 1996. And, based on the constant flow of shoppers and visitors to the store it foes not appear to be closing any time soon.
Twice Upon A Time…is a dog friendly store, And who knows; you might even find something for your pup there. Molly, a 3 year old Shih Tzu, was there shopping with her human during my visit.
When you are paying for your purchases, you might meet Nugget, an 8 year old Pomeranian and pet of one of the owners of the shop.
Below is a short video of a tour of the Twice Upon A Time store from the Brattleboro Community TV YouTube page: