Since opening on North Lamar Boulevard in fall 2015, Kettle & Brine has become a destination for curated home goods, thoughtful community events, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Sadly, the shop's time as a downtown brick-and-mortar is coming to a close.
Kettle & Brine broke the news on February 18 in a message to newsletter subscribers. "Growing pains are hard, and a part of that is closing down our beloved shop at 12th and Lamar," it said. The store will remain open through early March.
But Kettle & Brine obsessives shouldn't cry into their Caroline Z Hurley tea towels just yet. Though the physical shop at 908 W. 12th St. will be shuttering, Kettle & Brine will continue as an online store, and owners Tarica and Alex Navarro are planning a second act with the launch of Kinn.
Few details for the new brand are available, and the online placeholder for Kinn offers only the tagline: "Eat well. Live simply."
The announcement also teased the possibility of a new brick-and-mortar locale and asked devotees to comment on where they would like to see Kettle & Brine and Kinn pop up next.
And for those of us who have spent the past two years coveting, say, a set of Pallares Solsona kitchen knives, this could be our big break: The shop announced a closing sale launching February 19 and running through March 5.