I'm ashamed it say it took me almost ninety days to get down to Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. It's only about seven miles from the house, but it is seven miles in the opposite direction of work. Seven miles down to the picturesque center of Matthews. Which is where Xan Hood, the founder, and his family headed back to after years spent out West.
Well, I'm not telling you anything that you can't see from the pictures, but that place is inspiring. Xan had done a self funded build out of the place, selling bow ties with funds earmarked for the floor. For the paint. For the buffalo. He got folks to feel like they were a part of the Buffalo Jackson. Which made a giant leap, I'd say, in moving from the internet to a place with real bricks and real mortar.
And man, was I excited to see the collaboration print we'd done up, too.
At any rate, give it a look. And you you are ever around Matthews, NC, stop by 100 W. John St. Xan would love to see you.