This is the second post in the Living Local Series. The first post in this series featured Outspoken Brewing and can be found here.
Shabby Motley is a yarn shop, cafe, and funky hangout out space on Queen Street. Coincidentally it is located right next door to Outspoken Brewery, which I wrote about a few weeks ago. The store is filled to the brim with every type of fiber and yarn a crafter could ask for. But, given how crazy long it’s taken me to approach completion of my latest knitting project I haven’t indulged in too many of the beautiful yarns offered by Shabby. My goal is to finish using up some of the yarn I already own before I stockpile more.
But, even if you aren’t a knitter or fiber artist Shabby Motley is a pretty neat space. They have delicious baking, locally roasted coffee from St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters, and delicious sandwiches. The staff are super friendly and helpful. It’s an inviting space that makes me want to knit more every time I visit the shop.
The shop’s facebook account is also pretty awesome and hilarious at times — and they are constantly posting inciting photographs of tasty treats. I am very happy to see a local business like Shabby thriving in Sault Ste Marie’s downtown core. Definitely a local gem.