In 1994 Shawn opened her first store in North Beach on Union St. in San Francisco. Designing and building custom furniture out of architectural salvage she added retail to her bustling restaurant design portfolio. For the holidays while hoping to find new kitchen staff to keep the Gypsy open she ran a holiday General Store and Pie Bar to keep Main Street lively. Sadly no workers were found to keep our Gypsy open so we closed permanently December 24 2022. Miss you already.