With impeccable timing, Atlanta-based Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop has opened a second location in advance of the holiday shopping season.
The business opened in 2015 after owner Christina Bonaccorse couldn’t find a local toy store with “quality, responsible toys that fed her daughter’s creativity and imagination,” according to a press release. Inventory includes an impressive collection of non-tech games for children two and up.
The business — not to be confused with West End house museum Wren’s Nest — was named after Bonaccorse’s daughter. The new 1,076-square-foot store is situated on Ponce City Market’s second floor.
An “interactive retail experience” allows children to play with (and adults to purchase) items such as a train track, a toy chest, buildable cars and a 3-foot rocket ship dollhouse. One-hour art classes, designed for ages four and up, will be available in-store for $15 per person later this fall.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.