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It's Our 5 Year Anniversary!

March 31, 2017 0 Comments

Happy Friday friends! 

Wow, 5 years! Time has really gone by!  I guess we were having too much fun. MAKE has truly grown into something we can all be proud of!  We have always strived to be more than just a shop.  We wanted to create a platform for artists and makers to share work and spread their creativity.  A place where the Long Beach community can band together and collectively share our ideas and voices.  We enjoyed these past five years filled with fun events, creative workshops, and making awesome friends along the way.  We couldn’t have done this without all the support so join us tomorrow for giveaways, bites and booze to celebrate five years on this beautiful adventure! 

We have really grown since the beginning.  The real beginning started around around 15 years ago as a pop up. After an Etsy shop and about a million pop ups here we are, today at our beautiful storefront.  If you want to find out the complete story of how MAKE came to be, check out Found and Kept’s feature on us for their Maker of the Month. It’s eloquent, beautifully written, and truly captures the essence of MAKE and all that we want to be!

Check out Found and Kept on Instagram and read there feature on us.
We hope to see you tomorrow! Let’s party!!!

Enjoy some of our favorite memories from the past!

BUILD OUT AT 430 E. 1ST ST. STARTED FEBRUARY 2012

THE SHOP & FIXTURES HANDMADE ENTIRELY BY THE ENGEL, PENALOZA, & ELIZALDE FAMILY. NOT ONE CONTRACTOR WAS HIRED FOR BUILD OUT. 

KAT'S VISION AND LABOR OF LOVE OPENED IT DOORS APRIL 2012

MAKE OPENED ITS DOORS WITH 100% VINTAGE

AND WE TURNED ONE!

RAISING A SHOP KID 

 

OUR HANDMADE & HANDCARVED EXTERIOR STORE SIGNAGE

BY KAT'S HUSBAND MATT

THE BRANCHES ON THE CLOTHING RACKS CAME FROM KAT'S BACKYARD

 

OUR FIRST SHOP REVAMP IN 2014, INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCT & BRINGING IN OVER 40 LOCAL MAKERS IN STORE

#WEMAKELB WORKSHOPS STARTED IN 2014

OUR HANDMADE STORE SIGNAGE BY KAT'S HUSBAND MATT

THE MOST COVETED AND ASKED ABOUT ITEM IN STORE, VINTAGE CAPIZ SHELL LAMP, WAS FOUND AT A LONG BEACH YARD SALE FOR $50

RECORD BINS HANDMADE BY MATT ENGEL

STAY WILD MAGAZINE PARTY 2015 

(did you know the wood wall was handmade by Matt and his Father Steve Engel, and stained by Matt and Desiree Penaloza? Kat was pregnant and couldn't be involved.)

MAKE POP UP GIFT SHOP @ RENAISSANCE HOTEL APRIL 2016

 Written by Bree Castillo