Located in the beautiful historic downtown Angels Camp, owner Gretel Tiscornia’s Mingos on Main is a charming gift store offering clothing, eclectic wares, restored furniture, crafty items, as well as locally beloved premade eats from Tiscornia’s wildly successful San Andreas restaurant, The Pickle Patch.
From a recent Calaveras Enterprise interview with Tiscornia on what she loves about her Angels Camp location: “They don’t make small towns like this anymore. It’s eclectic; it has more character.” Looking for great customer service? So is Gretel! “I wanted to do something that was going to be fun,” Tiscornia said. “I can do a little more visiting with people here. Here it’s like my hobby job. It’s made me appreciate people again.”
Tiscornia is working the business with her daughter, Savannah Hannigan. When you have this much charm who needs strip malls and big box stores? With creative family owned businesses in charming historic buildings like Mingos on Main in historic downtown Angels Camp, the rare atmosphere is half the fun!