New Scavenger Hunt Vintage Offers Eco-Friendly Store in Old Town

Eric and Danielle Merckling, owners of Scavenger Hunt Vintage in East Lansing, have always had a soft spot for Old Town. So when the time came to expand their business, they opted for a space located at 317 E. Grand River Ave.

Specializing in vintage, handmade, eco-friendly and local artists' work, Scavenger Hunt Eco opened its doors on March 25.

“We feel positive about this venture,” says Eric Merckling. “With eco-living, the more you think about it, the better you get at finding ways to be better at it.”

This is true for the Mercklings. They take pride in the fact that almost nothing but the cash register is new in their Old Town space. Most of the furniture was purchased at thrift stores, and the space is divided by a row of doors acquired from Habitat For Humanity.

“We’re also working with local artist Tom Sheerin. He’s doing our signage artwork,” says Merckling. Tom Sheerin just received first place at the Recycled Art and Fashion Show held in the lobby of Lansing’s City Hall.

At present, Scavenger Hunt Eco is open 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is also open those same hours for the First Sunday Gallery Walk which happens once a month.

Source: Eric Merckling, Scavenger Hunt Eco

Suban Nur Cooley, Interim Development News Editor, can be reached here.
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