Introducing Ampersand -- a long awaited addition to Carlsbad Village -- located at 2916 State Street. After meticulous remodeling, Ampersand was opened on Friday, July 31st by Carlsbad-resident, Annette Thomas. Strolling through Ampersand is like thumbing through the latest copy of San Diego Home & Garden magazine. Dedicated to furniture, home décor and specialty gifts, you are certain to find something unique in this new store.
Annette (pronounced Annette-ah) was born in Germany but called Laguna Beach home for over 20 years working at, directing and eventually owning her own preschool. In 2010 she became a Carlsbad resident, while still commuting to Laguna Beach. Now, as the owner-operator of Ampersand, her commute is just 15 minutes.
“I always wanted to own a home décor and furniture store,” Annette said. “Over the years I’ve helped friends decorate their own homes, always focusing on creating a comfortable home environment.”
Many of the items at Ampersand are handmade, made from recycled materials, sustainable harvested, eco-friendly materials and their vendors are fair trade compliant.
“I love Carlsbad because it truly feels like a village,” Annette said. “It has so many great restaurants and family-owned businesses. We love all of the places that have live music and display art made by local artists. We’re so happy to be here.”
Stop by Ampersand and welcome them to Carlsbad Village. Plan on being at their Grand Opening the weekend of August 15th/16th.