Do not go where the path may lead; instead go where there is no path and leave a trail~
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are in the process of moving our store location, the internet has created such a revolutionary change in our business dynamics, we no longer need to have a retail commercial store front. Our business has changed from the traditional retail store front, to a more internet, weddings & events, corporate clients and customers who refer us to friends.
Beginning October 1st, we will be in our new location, and we will be closing our store which has been a neighborhood icon,for the past 30 years. The store has had numerous owners, we have owned it for the last 7 years, none the less, we love our neighborhood and are feeling very nostalgic at leaving our little borough.
Although we are leaving the neighborhood due to redevelopment, we are not leaving our town! Our search for a new location has taken us 9 months, and while we feel that we haven’t found the perfect location, this will serve us while our search for a better location continues. The sad thing is that we are not alone, as it seems like half of our town is being relocated due to new commercial development. It will be interesting to see how this whole episode plays out. There is alot of community dissention at this point in our history, only time will tell.
I recently invited the Ex-Mayor of our town to have dinner with our book club, we wanted to have him talk about his recent new book release which is a historical book about our town history and a city that come of age. We asked him what he felt the biggest challenge to our town was for the future, He had a thoughtful response, he said ” The toughest job the new government has is to not not mess up what we spent years putting into place” Pretty interesting comment. All I can say, is that time will tell if what we are doing in our town is going end up being better for our community.
History does have a way of revealing it to us after the fact! I think I’m going to be sleepless in seattle for the next three weeks, just trying to get everything accomplished, wish me luck!