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In 2017 Modern Craft joined forces with Michigan’s largest bead store, Bead Haven, to give the Great Lakes Bay Region what they have been asking for, their own local Mixperience Room. Two modern retailers offering quality, one-of-a-kind unique items with the opportunity for our customers to “make it your own,” says Tom Nixon, owner of Modern Craft.
With 3M visitors annually, Modern Craft couldn’t pass up the opportunity to partner with a highly- recognized and popular retailer like Bead Haven, who opened their doors in 1993 and has expanded three times before making the Quaint River Place Shopping Mall themed after a small Bavarian Village their final location.
“We were presented with the opportunity to partner with Modern Craft and we really loved the idea of mixing the bead shop with wine tasting,” said Gail Damm, the owner of Bead Haven. Gail believes Modern Craft wine is different than traditional wines and she thinks it adds another unique facet for the Frankenmuth wine tasting market, giving visitors more options. Bead Haven designed the 800-square foot wine tasting room with an industrial look, yet kept it warm and cozy by incorporating refurbished vintage cabinets, a warm color scheme, and soft Edison lighting. There will be a couple of bar top tables inside and a seasonal outdoor seating area. “You can also snuggle up to our custom made 20-foot bar, made with a cement counter top that we inlayed pieces of amethyst, blending our bead world with the new wine world,” said Gail.
Our loyal customers are very excited about the idea of being able to shop for beads and wine taste in the same location,” says Tara Jacob, General Manager of Bead Haven. “We can always accommodate private events too,” said Tara. The Bead Haven team hopes everyone has a chance to stop in and check us out! CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS