Sergio and Maria Budar, owners of Rincon Mexicano Restaurant on Harrodsburg Road, have expanded into the space next door and opened the Rincon Mexicano Gift Shop at 3100 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 170.
Handcrafted items include Mexican Talavera ceramics, garden pots, vases, piñatas, fountains and furniture made from tequila barrels from the central Mexican states of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Queretaro, Aguascalientes and Chiapas.
Plans are to eventually add bakery items including flan, dulce de leche, guava pastries and pineapple empanadas. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (859) 219-0181 or go to Rinconmexicanorestaurantky.com.
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■ CD Central at 377 South Limestone will celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, with live music starting at noon with performances by Satellite Giant, Bleats, Joan Shelley, Those Crosstown Rivals, Elsinores and Oh My Me.
Also, a pop-up Kentucky for Kentucky shop will sell T-shirts, posters and more. (See more about Record Store Day on pages 18 and 19.)
■ Friday at Worlds Apart, 850 East High Street, pop a balloon for a discount of 10 percent to 50 percent off of your entire purchase. The store will serve free food, bourbon and beer.
■ Shops of the Woodland Triangle will host a Spring Celebration 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday to showcase new spring and summer lines and offer discounts.
Businesses located in the area located between East Maxwell Street, High Street and Woodland Avenue include Black Swan Books, Bluetique, The Black Market, Calypso, Decoratifs, Lucia's, Magpie Yarn, Pink Spider and Unique Books.
■ Belle Maison Antiques, 525 West Short Street, will host a trunk show for The Shade Above custom lamps and shades Friday and Saturday. Owners Robin and Scott Morris, known for shades featuring smocking and pleating, will offer 50 new custom lamps and shades. Customers can also bring their own lamps to the event to have custom shades designed.
■ Ann Greely Interiors, 497 East Main Street, will host a J. Mclaughlin spring collection trunk show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
■ The Antique Shops on Manchester Street will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1211 Manchester Street. Appraisals will be offered on dolls, silverware and furniture.