Pyrex for show, now Pyrex for sale

The museum's closed but the sign was repurposed.
The museum’s closed but the sign was repurposed.

Katrina Demmery may live in Florida, but that doesn’t mean she was going to miss out on the first day of sales at Amy Burnett’s new Pyrex-inspired store. 

Demmery, once stationed here in the U.S. Navy, sent a friend to the shop today to buy her up some of Burnett’s Amish Butterprint Pyrex models. I talked to her on her friend’s cell phone.

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“I’m also looking for a lasagna pan,” Demmery said. “They’re pretty hot right now.”

Burnett’s store, which once boasted one of the world’s only — if not the only — museum devoted to the kitchenware, closed in December. She’s revamped the place into a store selling midcentury kitchen items, along with her art.

But mostly Pyrex.

On Thursday, the first day her new store opened, the place was pretty well full right at 11 a.m. But this was no liquidation, Burnett insisted.

“It’s a transition,” said Burnett, who is planning to sell her downtown building in the future. “Nothing has ever happened like this before.”

Burnett’s open on Fourth Street, near Pacific Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, if you’re looking to buy. Prices of most models are in the $20s and $30s.

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