I wish all business decisions were as simple, such as the difficult decision I’m about to share. After almost 6 happy years, we have decided to give up our space in the Arbors. Our business is very firmly rooted, the new Shoppe is running like gangbusters, and to be frank, the booth is just no longer necessary.
The truth is, we haven't "needed" the booth for a good while. But, the Arbors location holds a special place in my heart; it always will. After all, it is the place where this business officially began. It's also the home for a great many of our close, personal friends. So this has been a long and bittersweet decision for me. No doubt I will miss the Arbors and our friends, however, I will NOT miss the grueling set-up and teardown. Nor will I miss the freezing cold temps in the winter, triple digits in the summer, and the daunting task of loading and unloading trailers. It's just time.
This has been a tough decision for me, although as each of them will quickly share, I am the only one on the crew that struggled with it. Everyone else has been ready for MANY MONTHS! And my hubster is dancing a jig of glee. Not because he dislikes the Arbors, but because he bears the brunt of the booth set-up and tear-down tasks.
This best thing about this decision is that it will allow us to focus 100% of our energy and efforts on the Shoppe. This is GREAT news for you! For starters, this month you will find an additional 1000 square feet of retail space that we’ve added to the new Shoppe. You will also enjoy extended shopping hours during First Monday weekends. We will now be open for you on Wednesday and will also be open late on Friday and Saturday night. So, although you will no longer find us in the Arbors, you will find even more space, even more products, longer shopping hours, and more staff to help you in the new Shoppe! These are all very good things.
We are super excited about this new, and much less complicated, path for the business! This decision will also give us a lot more time to service the online store which has turned into a full time gig in itself! So, be on the lookout for new products just as soon as the remaining Holiday shows are over!
In fact, just get ready, we have many things and events planned for 2011 in our wonderful new location. And, the best part is getting to share it all with you!
Now, it’s time to get a little sleep....we open for you tomorrow morning at 10am!!
Our new hours at the Shoppe during First Monday weekends are:
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 8pm
Saturday 9am – 8pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Store address: 1457 N. Trade Days Blvd, Canton, Texas 75103