Best Of 2018

Best We're Not Sure What It Is, but We Like It: The Heavy

Best We're Not Sure What It Is, but We Like It

The Heavy

theheavywp.com

When we first spoke to owner Jennifer Crotty about her plans for the Heavy, the multi-vendor space she's built inside the old Lombardi's Seafood building, she alluded to there being "food – good food." Permitting and zoning made food a no-go, though, so in the ensuing months all energies were focused on making it a retail venue with an emphasis on design – there are textiles, ceramics, glorious plants and a "flower bar" where you can order up a custom arrangement. We've also seen pop-ups from Gypset jewelry, Secret Society Goods, Intrepid Hearts, Mercantile Coffee and Gezellig Cookies. Call it Pier 1 for hipsters all you want; we won't deny our love.