The madness started in the early 80's. After many years of "picking" COOCOOU opened up it's first retail store on Elmwood Av. in Allentown (downtown Buffalo). At the time it was the hub of antiques in Buffalo. From its conception, COOCOOU always stayed true to his somewhat quirky aesthetic, modernist, unusual antiques, art deco and just plain ole "good" design. Within a year COOCOOU out-grew the small space on Elmwood and relocated to a storefront on Hertel Ave in North Buffalo. This is where COOCOOU evolved into a notable, illustrious retail shop, buying / selling to dealers, decorators and customers worldwide.