This Old House

This page is dedicated to the history of the house that we call Kupros. If you have a memory, story or experience here & would like to share it please fill out form below.

106 Years of History

Our Building: Originally built in 1910, this beautiful Craftsman structure formerly housed the famous “Cheap Thrills” vintage/costume shop. The building was purchased in 2002 by CEO Stephen Tokuhama.  Over the next 8 years Steve dedicated himself to preserving the unique charm of the Midtown Sacramento area. Kupros Bistro finally became a reality in 2010, which coincidentally coincided with the 100th birthday of this  unique structure.  In 2013, Steve decided to make the bold move to rebrand Kupros Bistro into the now popular neighborhood “home away from home” that is now Kupros Craft House.


Image: Cheap Thrills, Acrylic, 2007 – Paul Guyer

Longtime “Fashion” Landmark

Prior to becoming Kupros, this building housed the much loved Sacramento vintage/costume shop, Cheap Thrills, which provided a wide variety of unique clothing from 1969 until 2002 when they moved just a few blocks away to 17th & L St.

Cheap Thrills owner Mike Ferrel on KCRA 3, 2009

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