Monday, March 2, 2009

Business Spotlight: Bauman Kitchens and Giftware

On the east side of Monroe's historic Downtown Square sits a store that has been a Monroe fixture for over 50 years: Bauman Kitchens and Giftware.

When we first moved to Monroe, Luis became entranced by the musical chimes that played whenever we walked into some of the Downtown businesses. A conversation with Scott over at Chocolate Temptation led us to Bauman Kitchens, the store selling the chimes and so much more. We have been back often over the years.

Like so many stores in the area, Bauman Kitchens has wonderfully eclectic offering of goods. Walk in, and you see racks of collectibles and gift items. Figurine lines include Precious Moments, Seraphim Angels, My Little Kitchen Fairies, Cherished Teddies and more. They offer a large collection of Rossi cranberry glass and leaded crystal items too. You will find gifts large and small, something for every taste and every budget in the giftware areas that span three floors.

As the name implies, Bauman Kitchens also has items for the kitchen, but most people who are not from the area do not realize that they also design kitchens here. A Bauman Kitchen is a selling point always mentioned by realtors around here.

If you are not in the market for an entirely new kitchen, but are just looking for a few items for your kitchen, Bauman Kitchens can help too. They carry a variety of wine and cheese items, cookie cutters, various sea salts and peppercorns along with mills, specialty pans, and lot of gadgets.

Bauman Kitchens and Giftware is open Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm, Saturdays from 9 am until 4 pm and Sundays (during the winter holiday shopping season only) from noon until 4 pm.

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