Lorain Avenue has more than its fair share of junk shops scattered throughout the so-called Antiques District. Reincarnation Vintage Design isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s not really an antiques shop at all, at least not in the traditional sense. Owners Ron and Cyndy Nicolson might start with good old things, but then they tweak them to better fit our modern design sensibilities. A galvanized coal cart rescued from an old mine is given new life as a kitchen island. A scruffy old carpenter’s workbench becomes a dining room side table. A Department of Defense storage cabinet comes back to life as a display case. Reincarnation is open only on the weekends, leaving the owners time to find and repurpose even more great stuff.
7810 Lorain Ave., 216-651-9806,