Owner and jeweler Angelito Marapao opened AquaGem in February 2019, but the dream began over 50 years ago in a 13-year old boy in the Philippines. His mother had passed away and his father was away at sea as a Captain of a fishing boat. With seven children in the home and his siblings being sent to various relatives to live, Angelito contacted his aunt and uncle who owned a jewelry store in Bulacan, Philippines, to see if they needed help so he could support himself and get a better education. In exchange for a place to work and live, Angelito agreed to learn how to become a jeweler.
Attending school during the day while working nights, he completed his schooling and attended college for civil engineering, but his love of art and creating jewelry compelled him to pursue his dream of owning his own store. That road brought him to the US at 38 years old where he worked as a jeweler in California and Nevada. When the owner of the jewelry store inside the Riviera Casino retired, Angelito took over ownership. During the economic downturn in 2008, Angelito decided to sell the store and move to Texas where he worked as an independent jeweler for many of the major jewelry retailers.
Now, in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho, the AquaGem dream has come alive again. Together with his wife Theresa they have opened their new store here downstairs at the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market and are making Sandpoint their home.
Angelito works in Gold, Silver and Platinum. He creates unique styles and can reset and redesign your existing jewelry pieces. He repairs items that many jewelers have said were impossible to fix.
Take a flight of fancy and discover a shop that will delight your senses and desires. A twirling array of fashion, accessories, home decor, antiques and more.
We handpick each item to ensure the utmost quality and artisanship and support local and international artists in their respective trades. We strive to provide a wide variety of beautiful women’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories, delightful children’s toys, unique antique furniture, and, of course, inspiring and well-crafted homewares and gift items. Providing a touch of whimsy, a splash of flirty, and a no-nonsense love of of life wherever you are in life!
Owners Tim and Manuela Frazier opened the doors of their “European style” bistro, the Cedar St. Bistro, in early 2008. Having spent 16 years stationed in Europe with the Air Force, where Tim met and married his German-born wife, Manuela, the Fraziers decided it was time to bring the hospitality and delicacies of European cafes to their own hometown. With the natural beauty of the lakes and mountains that surround the area and the history of the Cedar Street Bridge, Sandpoint was the picturesque setting they were looking for.
Tim and Manuela have created an atmosphere in the bistro that makes people feel welcome. It is a great place to meet friends or family for a specially made artisan coffee or a Chicken Breast Panini with a scoop of Italian gelato made fresh onsite. The Cedar St. Bistro stands by the European culture of taking life a little slower and enjoying great company. Tim and Manuela not only prepare delicious food and drinks for the residents of Sandpoint, but have greeted visitors from neighboring Canada to the outreaches of Australia!
As a family business, Tim and Manuela are heavily involved in all areas. Not only do they prepare and serve the food and drinks, but are also involved in the day to day operations such as ordering product, answering phones, growing their business and expanding their product line. They cater small functions for groups and businesses who want something a little more extraordinary.
Hours: Tu-We 11 AM – 8 PM, Th 11 AM – Midnight, Fri-Sat 10 AM – 2 AM, and Sun 10 AM – 5 PM
Kale Miller, who has lived in Sandpoint since 2003, is excited to open Sandpoint’s first arcade and bar. Located upstairs in the Cedar Street Bridge, Coins Arcade featureS retro games. Cocktail game tables offer 60 old favorites such as Pac Man, Dig Dug, Centipede, Space Invaders, Galaga and more. We also have an air hockey table, a pool table, Rush (a sit-down driving game), Hoop Shoot, and Miller’s favorite, classic pinball.
Family and youth friendly all days through early evenings, Coins is 21 and over Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights after 8pm.
Coins serves a number of bottled and draft beers, wine, Pepsi products, Thai tea, coffee, ice cream novelties, and several fresh prepared items such as tater tots with toppings, pizza, paninis, pretzel bites with pub cheese and other tasty snacks.
Creations is an indoor, interactive family space & 501(c)3-nonprofit community art studio for all to enjoy. We have many fun and exciting classes every week for you to enjoy. Creations’ community areas rely on the support from it’s attached stores offering adorable children’s clothing, hip jewelry, accessories and unusual gifts, plus an educational toy store that has more than 1,000 items to choose from!
Creations Drop-In Art – 7 days per week from 7 AM to 5 PM – All Ages
You create! Suggested donation of $1/person/visit. Please clean up after your project.
For the Love of Art – Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Ages 7 and up
$7 ($5 with punch card). Explore a new art medium each week.
Art for Tots – Thursdays at 11 AM – Toddler to 8 years old
$3 per family. Adult supervision for children 5 years or younger.
Discovery Through Art – Special Needs Art – Every other Wednesday starting 4/3/2019 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM
By donation. Special needs children and adults welcome with their caregivers.
Hours: 11 AM - 4 PM (Tu-Th), 10 AM to 5 PM (Fri, Sat). Closed Monday.
Phone: (208) 471-8901
Gethsemane Oil and Vinegar Shoppe offers premium quality infused, flavored, and regional Extra Virgin Olive Oil, flavored aged balsamic vinegars, gourmet flavored sea salts, beautiful handcrafted olive wood products, loose leaf wellness teas with all organic ingredients, and tea accessories such as teacups, teapots, infusers, and spoons.
Grab a toothpick, a small freshly baked piece of sourdough bread, and wander around the store at your own pace to taste any one of our 15 olive oils or 20 aged balsamic vinegars. Need a little seasoning in your life? Sample from any of our 13 flavored sea salts, from the exquisite Black Truffle to the spicy Venom. We have over 50 items you can taste for free right in the shop. Have an idea for an olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and sea salt combo? Come in, we’d be happy to pour it out for you to taste.
Owners Trevor and Deborah Kirk have called Idaho home for nearly 10 years. With three kids and one brand new, beautiful grandson, they love being part of the community and love meeting the amazing local people, or greeting and conversing with the many wonderful folks visiting from Canada, the surrounding states, and the world.
Welcome to our shop. Come in and taste. Come in and chat. Or just come in. We’d love to meet you.
Hours: 7 AM - 5 PM
Phone: (208) 265-4396
Picked from the freshest harvests around, Huckleberry Depot offers the largest selection of Huckleberry products available in this region. Even the toughest of taste buds will be pleased as everything from jams, syrups, truffles, coffees, honey, teas, chocolates, gift baskets and much more that are available in this exclusive, North Idaho favorite flavor. Stop by and pick up some tasty treats today!
Mary Ruth’s Gift Market is a wonderful place to find unique gifts for yourself and your loved ones! Many very talented local artists are represented in our store. We’ve got something for everyone! We carry beautiful, handcrafted bird houses, license plate art, amazingly intricate wind chimes, glass art, signs, candles, earrings, gift baskets, and more – just too much to list. You must come in to appreciate the incredible diversity and artistic designs.
Hours: 11 AM - 4 PM M-Th, 10 AM - 5 PM Fri-Sat, 12:30 - 4 Sun, Closed Monday
Phone: (208) 471-8901
Panhandle Nut House offers hand roasted and candied almonds, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, and cashews. Flavored to perfection, we roast the nuts right here in the Cedar Street Bridge. We are co-located with Gethsemane Oil & Vinegar Shoppe.
Our most popular recipe is the Cedar Street Bridge Special, a spicy almond or pecan that uses three of our flavored sea salts – Vanilla, Smoked Serrano, and Venom. We add a little chili powder and cayenne pepper to finish it off. Spicy. Sweet. Yum.
We also offer Cinnamon Vanilla, Honey Mustard, Honey Chipotle, Ginger Lime, and our seasonal best Cocoa Candy Cane. If you come in to the Cedar Street Bridge and it smells like grandma’s house, we’re roasting. Come by and pop a free sample in your mouth. Tough to eat just one…
Phone: (206) 412-5938
Stylist and owner Rachel Binderup began her hair education over 20 years ago apprenticing at Vidal Sassoon salon in Manchester, England. After returning to the U.S. and attending hair school, Rachel worked at two of the top salons in Seattle, Vain and Tart.
Now living in Sandpoint, Rachel provides creative, precision cuts that are Vidal Sassoon meets Edward Scissorhands — stylish, easy to wear, and framed to flatter her clients. In addition to the clients who love her cuts, she has an ever-growing color clientele seeking everything from natural highlights to vivid colors.
Products carried: Moroccanoil, AG, Pravana, and more
SXS Leather offers true locally handmade leather products that exemplify superior craftsmanship. Owner and leatherworker Staci Schubert incorporates the wildness of the nature she thrives in here in Idaho into her designs. Staci’s unique artistic & design process combines both new world technology and old world techniques. Contemporary graphics, custom dye process & custom color process are evident in her works. Her leather bag & jewelry lines fuse Old World aesthetics with New World fashion, resulting in breathtakingly unique and relevant, wearable works of art.
Hours: 11 AM - 6 PM M-W, 11 AM - 8 PM Th-Sat, Closed Sunday
Phone: (208) 866-7019
More information coming soon.
The Little Christmas Store
Hours: 7 AM - 5 PM
Phone: (208) 265-4396
The Little Christmas Store is little, but don’t let that fool you. Owners Tim and Manuela Frazier have filled this adorable boutique shop with unique ornaments, snow globes, nutcrackers, stockings, music boxes, laser cut wood ornaments, and German handcrafted gifts. As an Old World Christmas authorized dealer, you will find all you need to adorn your home throughout the year with Christmas sights and sounds.
The Pickled Kitchen
Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM
Phone: (541) 999-9011
The Pickled Kitchen opened its’ doors in April 2019 and owner Clarita Thrall already enjoys many happy customers. We carry an amazing variety of stuffed olives: bleu cheese stuffed, spicy pepperjack, almond stuffed, anchovy etc. We also have many pickled items, dips, jerky, and kitchenware. The funnest part is we sample everything!
Hours: 7 AM - 5 PM
Phone: (208) 265-4396
Uniquely Sandpoint is owned by Tim and Manuela Frazier who also own The Cedar Street Bistro and The Little Christmas Store. Looking for a post card or something to wear back home to show off your Sandpoint flair? Uniquely Sandpoint is Sandpoint’s largest T-shirt/Souvenir Store with a large selection of T-shirts, hoodies, caps, cups, magnets, stickers, and more. Uniquely Sandpoint is also the home of The Huckleberry Depot. Stop by today – we have something for everyone.
Zwazo Nich, Haitian Creole for BIRD NEST, was a dream deferred for too long. Today we are honored to have the opportunity to come alongside women and men near and far working to build a better future for their families. Expanding the marketing possibilities for their creations, Zwazo Nich offers quality fair-trade jewelry, personal accessories, art, home décor, and more for you and your “NEST” — empowering families around the world to BUILD THEIRS.
The organizations and artisan groups that we partner with provide men and women with sustainable and dignified employment for which they are paid a fair living wage—often 3-4 times the “unlivable” minimum wage of their countries. This, in turn, enables them to provide food, shelter, medical care, and education for themselves and their children—keeping families together, empowering future generations, and breaking the cycle of poverty in homes and communities.