SPOTLIGHT // Hamilton // Nest
Winter 2019 // Discover this animal-themed shop on Locke Street: Nest.
THE PLACE: Let’s get this straight: Nest is not a pet store. It’s not for animals. Nest is for people. Animal lovers, or those who know animal lovers. Marrying her passion for both wild and domesticated animals, and years of retail experience, Robyn Allan opened Nest on Locke Street just over a year ago. It’s a family business, with son Ryan working with her while simultaneously finishing his schooling. Nest carries only Canadian handcrafted works, from home décor and kitchenware to giftware and clothing. “It’s a weird idea,” Robyn suggests. “There’s nothing quite like it. There’s literally something for everybody because everybody likes some kind of animal.”