Backroad Atlas blends repurposed furniture and décor with pieces from custom designers, artists and the handmade community to fill a 12,000 square foot industrial building with the feeling of home. In this one-of-a kind store, the familiar has fresh purpose and the forgotten finds new beauty.
Along with better-quality resale homegoods, Backroad Atlas also offers art and design classes and holiday decorating events. Interior design, merchandise customization, and holiday home decorating services are also available.
Visitors are greeted inside the store with the cheerful café and coffee shop, Daisy House Atlantic. The café offers bakery treats, specialty coffees, and a delicious lunch menu in a quaint meets urban atmosphere. Grab a cup of coffee and start browsing. Just be aware you may need another before you can finish your Backroad Atlas experience!
Backroad Atlas: the backstory
A store offering upcycled, better-quality resale furniture and homegoods was the vision of Angela Harris-Spurlock and her mother, Caroline. Before beginning the Backroad Atlas adventure, Angela had over 10 years of retail sales experience and management, including specialty home décor stores such as Nell Hill's and Dillards Home. Angela holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts, graphic design degree from KSU and has always had a passion for interior design. Caroline Harris, Angela’s mother, enjoyed consignment store success at local “Gateway to Kansas” antique mall, but always had more wonderful items than there was room to display.
In the spirit of Backroad Atlas, the team has repurposed an industrial building built in 1912, with 50,000 available square feet, to house upcycled, character-filled furniture and home décor. With the first of four floors filled by the grand opening, there will always be something new to return for, or maybe missed at first visit.
Backroad Atlas and more
The location in beautiful Atchison, Kansas offers many other shopping and eating opportunities within walking distance, making it a perfect Saturday shopping destination for those looking for the affordable unique. Atchison is home to more vintage, resale, and consignment retail per capita than any other city in the Midwest, attracting visitors to return again and again to shop the unique and unexpected.