In the summer of 2014, the artist unveiled a convenience store in London's Bethnal Green stocked with pieces made of felt, each of which could be purchased.

Lucy Sparrow's UK shop Image: Artist Lucy Sparrow's UK shop
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Lucy Sparrow's UK shop Image: Artist Lucy Sparrow's UK shop
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From chocolate to tins of sardines, the store featured 4 000 items synonymous with the British culture of 'cornershops.' Sparrow noticed a lot of Americans and Canadians were interested in her work, which inspired her to bring her project to the U.S.

The American version, titled ''Eight Til Late'' will feature American conveninece store favorites, including Lucky Charms, Pop Tarts and Kool-Aid. This Brit has done her research.

Sneak previews of Sparrow's New York shop Image: Artist Sneak previews of Sparrow's New York shop
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As was the case with the shop in the UK, all items at ''Eight Til Late'' will be available to purchase. The concept behind the store project is to remind us that small businesses are an important part of any neighbourhood or city.

Sparrow requires $53 000 for the project and has reached out for funding via Kickstarter. Depending on the donation, Sparrow is offering postcards, single felt items and even a full basket of felt groceries for those who are feeling particularly generous.

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