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The Price Center’s Shop 1893 is celebrating its 2-year anniversary with a month-long Customer Appreciation Sale throughout July. Over the past two years, the unique downtown resale shop has become a destination attraction for a whole new audience, which has helped generate more awareness and revenue for the Center’s overall operation. As a gesture of thanks, all Price Center* (PC) marked merchandise is 25% 0ff throughout the shop, all month long. (Some merchandise is 50% -- 75% Off.)

The original, two-story, 130-year-old chapel provides a stunning backdrop to the eclectic Shop 1893, which opened as a response to the COVID-induced lack of venue rentals – the primary source of revenue for the Center. The Shop now features more than 30 individual vendors – including the Price Center and Barely Paper Bear.

“I’m so happy to have space in Shop 1893,” said Carol Powers, former owner of Paper Bear in downtown San Marcos, who currently rents two spaces in Shop 1893. “There’s good energy and a sense of community in the Shop. Friendly conversation, amazing variety, and great prices, make a must stop,” she added.

Visit Shop 1893 for unusual new, vintage, antiques, collectibles, unique maker supplies, curated clothing, household goods, home décor, jewelry, original art, repurposed items, and so much more! Shop 1893 is open Wed – Fri, noon-5, and Saturdays 10-3. Proceeds from Shop sales and all donated items go directly to help operate and maintain the Price Center & Garden. Your gently used donated items are always welcome!

“What began as an effort to remain open and relevant on some level has turned into a truly special experience in downtown San Marcos, said Clay DeStefano. “We couldn’t be more grateful for how the Shop helps bring so many new p

eople into the Price Center and is now generating nearly 20% of our annual operating revenue,” he added.

In addition, a new monthly market – 1893 Flea – provides a monthly downtown flea market on the Second Saturday of each month. The Flea Market runs from 10-3 and features clearance PC items, other shop vendor booths, and individual booths from community members. Booths are set-up inside and outside the Center. A limited number of tables are available to rent for $20 ea.

For more information, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St., or visit or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden or Instagram @smtxpricecenter

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