We Are 1976 Announces A Second, Oak Cliff Location.
A somewhat cryptic Facebook post on April 27 caused something of a brief stir for local shop We Are 1976.
Contained in the post was nothing more than a simple photograph of an historic-looking Oak Cliff storefront with a “For Lease” sign in the window. Soon, an outpouring of commenters — who had correctly guessed that We Are 1976's owners had just signed a lease on the building, but incorrectly assumed this bit of information meant they'd be vacating their spot on N. Henderson Ave. — left bittersweet notes on the post, expressing their happiness for the shop's growth, mixed with mild disdain that future trips to the shop would now include a trek across the Trinity.
Turns out the spot at 313 N. Bishop Ave. (the space formerly occupied by Make + Made) won't be a move at all.
Rather, it's an expansion.
The new location, set to open in late July or early August, will give the design-based retailer a new home for their letter presses and screen-printing equipment operations. The bigger space, which will be called The We Are 1976 Workroom, will allow the shop to expand their regular screen-printing and printmaking workshops, while also affording them more space for some custom design work.
Better yet: It will give them more space to throw parties.
“That area is going to be a little more focused on the design aspect of the business and [the original location] will be more of the retail side,” co-owner Derek Law tells Central Track.
He also assured us that the family-owned-and-operated feel of the shop, which is run by siblings Vynsie and Derek Law along with Derek's ex-wife Jully, wouldn't be affected by the expansion.
“[We're] opening up to an entirely new neighborhood, expanding the business, and trying to do bigger and better things,” Law says.