Open Spaces at The Bitterman

by Megan Reburn

The Bitterman, located right on Main St., in downtown Evansville, provides a rare shopping experience. Stepping inside one can find a variety of local artisan-owned shoppes, a few locally farm-fresh items, as well as local businesses Lucid Coffee, and Sunshine Juice Co.

Did you catch the key word there? LOCAL. Being in the heart of downtown, we are thrilled to support the community of artists/craftsmen and farmers/producers that fill the tri-state.

At this time we want to make you aware that we are accepting applications for new spaces within The Bitterman. Are you a local hand-crafted business owner? Farmer? Artist? We would love to have a look at your original shoppe ideas. Possibly you have a business concept similar to what we already have, if that is the case, we have a waiting list for just that purpose! We want to be sure that each shoppe is individually unique and has its chance to shine, as well as give the artist their best opportunity.

Have you been to visit us yet? If not, please stop in. You may find that you not only love to shop, hang out, and sip your favorite coffee or juice; but that you have just the thing that's the perfect fit for our open spaces!

You can find the application online at


A few new things around here

by Megan Reburn

So far this summer we have had quite a few additions to our store. We wanted to share a few images of them for you:

These images, from left to right, are of Steadfast Media, 2nd Chances, Audrey's Paperie, Meg Williams Art, The Nested Nook, and Century classics.

If you haven't yet, stop in and shop from these beautiful artists and more!

The Nested Nook

by Megan Reburn

This week, we are pleased to introduce you to the lovely Keri Thorkildsen of The Nested Nook. She is fairly new to the Evansville area, and very new to The Bitterman, and we are so glad to welcome her! Keri moved her shoppe into the upstairs East window-space on Saturday, and is excited to be expanding it little by little as time goes on.

At this time you can find gorgeous succulents in re-purposed containers as well as a colorful selection of items handmade in India, from a company called TRI. TRI is a fantastic company empowering the oppressed population of India. You can read more information here:

 Here is a small peak at what you can find in The Nested Nook’s shoppe right now:

(photos by Natalie Jost of Olive Manna)

Please come in to The Bitterman and check out this, as well as all of the other beautiful shoppes inside! Our hours are M-Th 10-2, and F-Sat 9-2.

You can find The Nested Nook on Facebook by following this link: