The urbanemporium is a non-profit store for new start up retail businesses located in the heart of downtown Mobile, Alabama. Basically it’s a great shop filled with all kinds of fun stuff and the feel of an upscale flea market.
Well I needed one anyway and might end up there one day. Don’t they have a BYOB policy? (bring your own bathrobe).
What’s really neat about this store is that there is an art wall with marine murals done by young artists from the Southwest Alabama Regional School for the Deaf and Blind in Mobile. They paintings are made on black tar paper. Words aren’t necessary as paintbrushes illustrate the fanciful aquatic images swimming in their imaginations.
Interesting tidbit: Did you know that Mardi Gras originated in Mobile in 1702 before New Orleans. Now New Orleans hosts the biggest Mardi Gras but they still celebrate big time in Mobile.
Photos: d. king