For the past 25 years, The Fiddly Fig has been a fixture in Brookside, located at 22 W 63rd St. This historic brick building was a police/fire station back in the early days of our neighborhood. Owner Sheryl White and her father purchased the building in an auction in 1995 and have been there every since.
Recently, White sold the building to local businessman Joe Zwillenberg. She wasn’t thinking of selling, but he made her an irresistible offer. The Fiddly Fig will move to it’s new location at 9716 Holmes on March 20. Right now, everything is on sale at the store.
I stopped in last week to use a gift certificate I had won in a raffle. I always enjoyed shopping there. In addition to the beautiful fresh flowers, there was always an assortment of unique gifts and accessories, jewelry, baby gift items, candles and table decor. During the holidays, the shelves were stocked with unusual ornaments, decorating items and gifts, all attractively displayed in the back rooms of the shop. It was another locally owned boutique, with excellent friendly service.
No word yet on what will house the new space. Zwillenberg owns a lot of buildings in Brookside, including the one across the street where Mike’s Liquors and Jimmy Johns are located. Hopefully another unique shop or service will take over the space. I’ll be watching for updates! Thank you,Fiddly Fig, for your many years of being a treasured Brookside shopping destination!