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Brick and Mortar store is now closed

by on Jan.11, 2020, under News

Today was the last day that our brick and mortar location was open. We had a few repeat customers stop by and grab a couple of deals to hold them over. It was nice to connect with them and reassure them that we’re still going to try our best to be around for the Las Vegas goth and macabre community.

It’s a sad thing having to admit that you made a mistake in choosing your location but we did. The mall we chose does not draw casual shoppers. Everyone there is visiting for a specific purpose: eating lunch at a fast food place, getting fingerprints done or shopping for groceries. We really needed a mall that caters to the browsing shopper. We didn’t have the budget to do radio/TV/billboards which might have offset the location but as they say, the key to success is location, location, location and we chose a bad one.

We’re so happy to have had the customers that we did, but those who found us were not enough to keep paying the rent. We hope to be able to start serving our local shoppers again in the future at a new brick and mortar location but that probably won’t happen for at least another year unless we strike it rich someplace. In the meantime, our website is still live and we will be attending local and regional shows and conventions to bring our macabre and wickedly decadent items to the public.

We’re wounded but far from dead. Thank you all for your patronage and we look forward to rising from the grave to serve you again in the future. In the meantime make sure to join our mailing list to receive updates on where we will be appearing. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter – whichever you prefer.

Keep an eye out for Media Minion’s efforts at creating macabre art over at http://art.macabremercantile.com

Also, our favorite author, Edmund de Wight, continues putting out creepy and action-packed books at http://edmunddewight.com

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We’re one of the Top 25 Macabre Blogs

by on Oct.11, 2019, under News

Hey, we were picked to be part of the Top 25 Macabre blogs on the Feedspot website. Visit the site and see who else got picked by the curator.

https://blog.feedspot.com/macabre_blogs/ 

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Macabre Mercantile Returns to the Grand Canyon

by on Sep.27, 2019, under News

We just can’t get enough of the Grand Canyon. The Macabre staff returned to the south rim of the canyon this past week for a few days of camping and sightseeing.
It was just as beautiful as we remembered from our last trip and we had a few new surprises.
Media Minion discovered a short trail down to a rock outcrop below the rim to take some wonderful shots. Somehow he managed to not take a long dive to the bottom of the canyon – the trail was rather craggy, steep and covered in loose gravel so it was a bit treacherous.
Our Dark Mistress actually did battle with her fear of heights and approached a rim overlook. She got within 10 feet of the rim which is amazing for someone with a phobia of heights.

Our Hellhound Kali got up an close and personal view of a bull elk who walked right through our camp, luckily she was so perplexed by what this huge creature was that she stayed still and silent. The video at the end of the pictures captures him wandering through.
In fact, we had an entire family of elk wandering around us every day. We saw a bull and 3 full-grown females along with 2 very young ones. It was amazing watching them wander by, often as close as 10-20 feet from where we stood. At one point another younger male came wandering over and after a lot of trumpeting the older, larger bull chased him around the campground and off into the distance. It was like being in a Disney nature video.
We even caught one of the babies getting a quick lunch from mom.

At some point we want to visit the North Rim, but with winter coming it’s about to close for the season so probably next year.

Oh, the reason there’s a picture of food and some people included is that we were having lunch of some sushi and suddenly realized that a busload of Japanese tourists were offloading behind us. It made us giggle because, well, we’re four years old mentally sometimes.

Here are a few pictures we shot and a video of the bull elk. Enjoy.
As always, you can click on the image for a larger version. The panorama shot was left full size and is well worth popping open.


 

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Bull Elk wandering through our campsite

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Macabre Mercantile vs Lake Mojave – and Aliens

by on Sep.19, 2019, under News

OK, we’re not Storming Area 51 because we plan to have our store open this weekend but we did take a quick trip south of Las Vegas to Lake Mojave.
Its the more southern part of the Lake Mead Recreation Area near Searchlight, NV.
Along the way, Media Minion had to pull over to take a shot of ‘his stretch of highway’. It’s a whole 1/10 mile stretch dedicated to Cold War Veterans. After all, he thinks he defeated communism single-handed so it’s HIS highway. It’s part of a stretch of the Veterans Memorial Highway with stretches dedicated to just about every war for the last 100 years.
After leaving the road in Searchlight, we drove 14 miles through the desert to the lake. Wow, what a beautiful place. It’s a small facility but unlike many of the Lake Mead proper sites which are basically falling apart because the lake retreated from their shores, this facility is still thriving.
There’s a lovely little campground with a beach a short distance away. There’s a nice motel but at $140 a night we think we’ll come back to camp instead. The marina has a store and a cafe and the lake itself is BEAUTIFUL.
We just hung around for a while drinking in the surroundings and then headed back home but on the way, we took a quick detour into Boulder City to see The Flying Saucer, a store we somehow never spotted before on our visits. Made new friends there as we browsed their alien-themed store. Kind of cool and we carry some of the same alien products as them – lucky we’re many miles apart so we don’t compete.
On the road north, we did see the most amazing sight. A pickup was gaining on us and there were strange shapes visible on the roof. It wasn’t until it passed that we realized the shapes were half a dozen tall green alien mannequins in the bed of the truck. We assume he’s off to #stormArea51. We laughed ourselves silly but weren’t able to get a picture as he was racing by at about 90 and we couldn’t get our camera out fast enough.

A nice fun outing overall.

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We’re Changing Our Store Hours

by on Sep.17, 2019, under News

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Macabre Mercantile is changing its store hours.

Due to varied circumstances, we are going to shift to a weekend-only schedule for the foreseeable future.

We’ll only be open 2 days a week but it will be an awesome 2 days of wickedly decadent shopping.

We’re ceasing weekday operations today, September 17 and will reopen on Saturday, September 21 and 22 for the weekend.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience but we feel this schedule better fits the area our store is in and our own responsibilities.

Of course, the online store is open 24/7 at http://macabremercantile.com

We will be open every weekend unless we’re at a local festival but we’ll make announcements at that time so you know where to find us.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend and every weekend in fabulous Las Vegas, NV.

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