Madd Casa Set to Open Its Doors for Final Friday

Posted on May 28, 2015 by jrudemiller

Unique Retail Shop Will Feature Fashion, Fine Art

CINCINNATI (Thursday, May 28, 2015) – Tomorrow might be Final Friday for artists and art galleries throughout Over-the-Rhine, but it will also serve as “First Friday” for Madd Casa, a new contemporary streetwear shop set to open at 1333 Walnut Street.

Although the new shop will get started a little earlier in the day than Final Friday – the store will open its doors at 3:30 p.m., while Final Friday technically runs from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. – the decision to open on that date was definitely intentional. The brainchild of husband and wife duo Kincy Fields and Joney Young-Fields and their management partner, Isaac Curd, Madd Casa intends to be part fashion house and part fine arts gallery. So the group felt Final Friday was the perfect day to officially open the doors to the new store, which will have regular hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday once opened.

“We chose to open on Final Friday to commemorate the beginning of our artistic journey, on a night not only significant to us but to art enthusiasts and artists alike,” Young-Fields said. “The day was especially appealing because it’s filled with creatives empowering through art and revealing their vision to the world.”

Madd Casa’s 814-square-foot space will feature a combination of different fashion lines, including everything from popular, trendsetting designers to homegrown brands that enrich the community and environment. One such homegrown brand will be one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry made by Mala, a fashion expert who also happens to be the face of Madd Casa’s logo and an employee of the new store. The shop will also display a small selection of unique canvas artwork available for purchase.

To highlight its welcoming nature, Madd Casa will offer complimentary wine for customers as they browse the modest selection of canvas and vast choices of denim, tops, socks and sneakers. Many items consist of organic materials and natural fabrics, and handmade sneakers, which are in limited supply, contain authentic Peruvian textiles. A unique collection of innovative accessories, such as fine wood watches, leather bracelets and hats will be offered, as well.

In addition to its one-of-a-kind offerings, the shop will also hold another special distinction – it will be the first retail shop to occupy one of Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC)’s spaces on Walnut Street, completed last summer as part of the Mercer Commons project.

“We were aware of existing retailers on Main and Vine Streets, but we desired a location that wasn’t saturated in retail.” Young-Fields said. “While browsing the downtown vicinity, we were immediately drawn to Walnut Street and realized there was no other place we would rather be than on the welcoming corner of Walnut and Mercer.”

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