'Treasure Hunters Club' Brings Vintage Finds To The Inner Richmond

New life is around the corner for 147 Clement St., most recently home to The Residents—which, in turn, has since departed for Stanyan St.

Treasure Hunters Club, the new venture by husband-and-wife team Sunny and Kevin Chanel will open October 1, offering monthly-themed arrays of vintage collectibles amassed by Sunny's parents Ray and Joan Andersen, following her father's death last year.

The store will feature "a jaw-dropping array of eclectic collectibles," Sunny said, including lunch boxes, books, quilts, magazines, and other artifacts. "Vintage collectibles will share the space with new items from cool candles, home décor items to deliciously scented soaps. Limited-edition art will also be available."

The artist featured for October is House of MinaLima.

Themes for the first three months: spooky October, Americana November, and Sci-Fi December. Though it's billed as a pop-up, Andersen said they plan to stick around in the space—rented from friend Frank Kozik, of Kid Robot fame—for at least a year.

Though dubbed a pop-up, Chanel expects to be open for at least a year.| Image via Treasure Hunters Club

Though this is their first new venture together, the Chanels are no strangers to retail. 

"When my father passed away," Sunny said, "we inherited his store Grooves (a vinyl-only record store on Market Street). It's been there for over twenty years and I've been involved in it since my folks opened it."

Opening a second location wasn't part of the plan, she said, but it seemed the best way to find a proper home for the fruits of over 50 years' worth of collecting by her parents.

The storefront is still under wraps, but set to open October 1. | Photo: Camden Avery/Hoodline

"My dad was a native San Franciscan and my mom was from Santa Cruz," Sunny said. "They always, always, always collected things. Every Saturday, they'd drive all over the city going to garage sales looking for this, that, and the other."

"We love the location," Andersen said. "There's such a great community there and we're so looking forward to being part of it."

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