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Shopping Happenings July 2006

Old Mission Store - from Denim to Blue Mesa Pottery!

For a delightful shopping experience, stop by the Old Mission Store. The Old Mission Store is conveniently located between Moab and Arches National Park at 1861 N. Hwy 191 on the North side of the Colorado River Bridge. They can be reached by phone at 435-259-5261. Tell them you read about it in Moab Happenings!

Old Mission StoreThe Old Mission Store has been offering visitors from around the world quality gifts since 1989. The Old Mission Store doubles as the home base for Canyonlands By Night’s extensive list of tours, as well as offering visitors a sanctuary from the smoldering heat.

The Old Mission Store offers a wide variety of Western art along with merchandise native or about the Moab area. The employees at the Old Mission Store pride themselves in offering guests beautiful, quality products and souvenirs of the area. You can find anything from knives to Blue Mesa Native American Pottery. Jackets and t-shirts consume a large portion of the store at low prices. The Old Mission Store also offers a wide variety of cutout denim shirts and embroidered denim jackets that sell so quickly that reorders are called in weekly. The Old Mission Store does its own custom embroidery in order to cut costs and offer better prices to their customers.

Work by local artist Dee Tranter is displayed at the store on canvas, rock and on cards. Tranter’s influence of local scenery is evident with his beautifully drawn and painted pictures of arches and desert scenery.
The Old Mission Store also features leather vests and jackets at amazingly low prices.

Employee Rachel Paxman explains, “We shop hard to find great products at low prices and bring the great value back to the customers.”

The Old Mission Store also carries a wide variety of Native American art and jewelry. In fact they have a large selection at half price due to the volume that was bought on closeout. Besides the fine gifts that can be found at the Old Mission Store, you can find books, videos, souvenirs, drinks and film. Besides the merchandise, the Old Mission Store has a unique placement on the Colorado River bank.

“The view of the river is spectacular,” says employee Jessica Allred regarding the Colorado River that passes by the store that can be seen out the windows at the back of the store.


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