Flintside: Moving Flint Forward grant helps local artist expand custom jewelry creations at Flint Trading Co.
By Patrick Hayes
A big part of the experience customers get when they enter Flint Trading Co., owned by Walter McAdow, is simply McAdow himself.
“I’m kind of like this tortured, conflicted artist in a lot of ways, and that’s part of what makes it special here,” McAdow said.
Flint Trading Co., a gallery located at 134 ½ W. Second Street downtown Flint above Comma Bookstore and Social Hub and MagnifiClips in Buckham Alley, features custom jewelry, candles, home goods, art pieces, and other unique treasures from McAdow and other Michigan artists. Visitors are often greeted by Emmett, a friendly golden retriever, and are usually offered an espresso or two by McAdow. But the real magic of the store is on display for customers who go to Flint Trading Co. in search of custom jewelry.
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