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Memory Blocks

By SUSAN THURSTON, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 22, 2002

[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
To many SoHo hipsters, one just isn't enough. Top-selling Memory Blocks at the Nicholson House in Old Hyde Park Village feature a variety of designs to please anyone, from pianist to philosopher. The antique-finished wall plaques have different patterns, including a chess pawn, musical note and regal star. They look good alone or in groups, says sales associate Elizabeth McCoy. Canadian artist Sid Dickens creates 10 new blocks every year, all of which can be ordered through the store. They sell for $69.50 each. The Nicholson House is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Telephone: (813) 258-3991.

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