Two unique shops opened at the end of September 2019 and bring with them unique experiences many though was not possible in Beatrice. The shops proving people wrong are Blush Ceramic Studio and The Mechanical Room.
Blush Ceramic Studio is a unique gallery and full service studio space located in the basement of the Mercantile Building at 301 Court Street. Owner Lauren Scheele moved to the Beatrice area from Omaha; while running the studio she is also an instructor for Doane University, Fort Hays State University, and College of Saint Mary’s and has her work on display throughout the midwest and even in China!
They offer a wide variety of ceramic activities, including Paint Your Own Pottery, Wheel Throwing, and Handbuilding in Clay! Ceramic arts have been growing in popularity, at Blush you don’t need prior experience in order to stop by and give it a shot. Be sure to check them out and enjoy!
To learn more about Blush Ceramic Studio visit their website at: https://www.blushceramicstudio.com
The Mechanical Room is a speakeasy prohibition styled bar tucked away inside the Mercantile Building at 301 Court Street. They provide a new experience and product line not available in Beatrice to date.
Owners Todd & Soni Hydo wanted to bring something unique to the community that could cater to locals interest but also draw people from miles away to explore and enjoy their time in Beatrice.
The Mechanical Room provides a large selection of quality liquors and hand crafted cocktails with fresh ingredients. Part of the fun is finding the speakeasy and trying to gain access. Look for the light, if it’s green your in luck, if the light is red find a seat and they will invite you in as soon as they can!
To learn more about The Mechanical Room visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/themechanicalroombeatrice/