Cobwebs Antiques in Bishop to close its doors
Bishop is quickly running out of retail stores, shops and places to buy nearly anything that isn’t automotive, or tourist related. The latest loss for a community
bemoaning its increasing number of empty storefronts is Cobwebs Antiques, a staple for both sellers and buyers for the past 20 years, Cobwebs Antiques is located on South Main Street kitty corner from the Great Basin Bakery.
Owner Cathy Yribarren said she doesn’t have time to run the store and help her husband run the Yrib- arren Ranch. She says she can’t do more.
Cobwebs had a kitsch item or hidden gem for everyone. Vintage clothing hangs next to BB guns that are above a basket full of antique door knobs, in what used to be a jail. The building once housed the Bishop Police Department, the Inyo County Sheriff and a satellite court- house. The few cells that are left are tiny but the drunk tank takes up a nice chunk of the space inside.
Back in the day, the jail did not have a kitchen and inmates were chaperoned to a café across the street for three squares. The café was next to the mortuary.