By Heather Collins
Oliver’s Twist, a specialty paper shop, will be the first business to open inside the new Baldwin & Chambers Building in Carmel City Center. Oliver’s Twist will have its grand opening celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. July 12 at the shop, 800 S. Range Line Rd., Veterans Way, Suite 255.
The store, which moved out of Clay Terrace March 31, specializes in custom wedding and party invitations that can be printed on-site as well as paper gifts, greeting cards, journals, wrapping paper and stationary.
The new store will feature a Chandler & Price letterpress from the 1970s in the window and display an Oliver Typewriter from 1920. Oliver’s Twist will conduct demos on the letterpress and produce its own line of letterpress stationary made on the machine. The shop also will offer in-house foil stamping.
Co-owner Kristyn Davidson said that a handwritten note is much more valuable now in the digital age. She said it shows more thoughtfulness to hand-write a note and put a stamp on it versus just sending a text message.
“I think it’s a treat for people to come by and get inspired to write notes again,” she said.
Davidson started the business 12 years ago with her mother, Becky Oliver, a retired teacher who taught typing.
Davidson said she encourages families to bring their kids to show them how people used to type and write notes and to inspire them to continue the traditions. The shop’s No 1 line of paper, Rifle Paper Co., recently released a kid’s line of stationary with matching-print children’s shoes.
The grand opening celebration will include demonstrations on the antique letterpress and desserts from The Cake Bake Shop and Matt the Miller’s Tavern. The first 50 attendees will receive a swag bag valued at $75.
Stores hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are by appointment.
For more, visit oliverstwistpaper.com.