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Becka Citron and John Marsala are the minds behind the DIY Network show "Man Cave," but their forthcoming Dumbo housewares store sounds better equipped to outfit another J.Crew Liquor Store than it does some dude's suburban basement. Instead of energy drink coolers and video games, the store, named Modern:Anthology, will specialize in rugged wooden furniture and eccentric-grandpa artifacts like—per the Brooklyn Paper—"animal bones, magnifying glasses, and leather satchels."
They're planning on stocking the store with local pieces found at estate sales and swap meets, and all their taxidermy will come from the Brooklyn Flea's Old+Dead. (You know you're talking about Brooklyn retail when somebody points out that their stuffed skunks are produced by local artisans.) It still sounds pretty manly, but Citron and Marsala say they're also hoping to reach ladies who are sick of lifestyle-mag primness. See for yourself when the shop opens in August at 68 Jay Street.
· Man cave outfitter to open in DUMBO [The Brooklyn Paper]
· Modern Anthology [Official Site]