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From left, Josie Falletta, Akshatha Puthuraya, Clay DeStefano, Linda Coker, Kevin Burke, Stephanie Symmes, Katinka Pinka, Nevaeh Mattocks and Sam Williams celebrate Bower Bird Antiques and Curiosities’ selection as Downtown Business of the Month for July. Photos courtesy of the city of San Marcos 

July Downtown Business of the Month

Bower Bird Antiques and Curiosities
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Main Street is proud to present the Downtown Business of the Month award for July to Bower Bird Antiques and Curiosities in honor of their longevity as a downtown business and their positive influence in the local community.

Owner and curator Katinka Pinka started Bower Bird in San Marcos over five years ago as a vintage collectibles and antique store. Today, it is an eclectic mix of home decor, handmade jewelry, antique treasures and much more.

Bower Bird is a prime example of small business collaboration, partnering with local vendors and sourcing from nearby estate sales. Additionally, the store shares upstairs space with Daughter of the Wild, a small business that sells succulent plants and handmade jewelry.

The shop, located at 215 N. Comanche St., has been active in the downtown community through participating in events such as the Third Thursday Walkabout and is highly regarded for bringing curated originality and culture to downtown.

The Main Street Program congratulates Bower Bird for its endurance as a business and for continuing to be a must-shop spot in San Marcos. If you know of a business within the Downtown San Marcos area which fulfills the criteria and is worthy of this award, contact Main Street at

The San Marcos Main Street Program chooses one downtown business each month for the Downtown Business of the Month award. The award is presented to a business that exemplifies the following eight criteria: Growth, staying power, innovation, response to adversity, contribution to community oriented projects, marketing and promotional efforts, curb appeal and beautification.

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