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Travel Treasure – Slovak Folk Crafts

If the first, second, and third rules of starting a successful retail business are location, location, and location then the Slovak Folk Crafts store will close within the hour.  Located near (but in the opposite direction) as the Grove City Prime Outlet mall near Grove City, PA the small store features a selection of “Slovak” arts and craft items.  My favorite are the hand decorated Easter eggs or psyanky as we called it.  We learned to apply alternate layers of hot wax designs between dips of our eggs in different colors of dye when I was growing up.  The Slovak Folk Craft Store offers a wider variety of decorated eggs hand crafted in the “old country.” 

By far the biggest selection of items available is their Polish pottery.  They have hundreds of items in dozens of different patterns.  While they do offer on-line purchases, if you don’t stop at the store you’ll miss perhaps the biggest attraction.  Though not for sale the store features a hand-carved wooden display with 0ver 80 moving figures.  It was carved in Slovakia and measures 17 feet long. 

If you ever find yourself on I79 in Pennsylvania near Grove City stop in:

1605 S. Center Street
Grove City, PA  16127

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