In truth, I never left - but it was a wonderful feeling to put that OPEN flag out this week and welcome shoppers back inside the store. How've you been? This has been a TIME. A super strange, incredibly stressful time; and we're really not out of the woods yet, are we? Catching up with some of you this week has been happy, but wow - you've had a hard few months too.
I wanted to update you on how the shop fared during this shutdown, since so many of you were kind enough to read and reach out following my earlier rant. Folks, as a business owner this was tough. I'll give you the highlights, and we did comparatively well (thanks entirely to this community).
Goodness, I'm terrible about keeping this blog current. It's been a minute, and because I'm so lax in blogging - I'll assume this is lightly read and safe to have a rant.
I don't do rants - in public, and especially not in my business.
This...Is.. A really strange, and scary and surreal time. We're afraid to touch the mail. We're afraid to grocery shop. Our kids are homeschooling. Our businesses are shuttered. Restaurants are delivering cocktails in buckets (this is actually a silver lining.) There are latex gloves strewn in parking lots and we don't even look twice. It's so freaking weird and overwhelming.
I'm finally feeling settled into this new location and am loving it! The storefront at 201 Farnsworth Ave had everything I could ask for - floor to ceiling windows, tons of light and an open, airy studio space.
If you're local, please do come in and visit! And if you aren't local, here's a peek
How's everyone doing after week 1 of Plastic Free July?
We've some good, bad and a little hungry over here. Good news first....
- Mr. Mimosa Goods did some grocery shopping on Saturday and hit the bulk aisle, bakery (with his cotton bag) and the only plastic he came home with was a sleeve
Well, we're moving! About 500 feet away....you had to know I wouldn't leave Bordentown!
While I really love this shop, an opportunity presented itself that was too good to pass by. Late this summer we'll begin work at 201 Farnsworth Avenue and will reopen there after Labor Day weekend. It will give the store more room to grow, and the studio will have more storage space and beautiful natural light.
This move gives me the opportunity to improve the layout of the shop and like any change, offers an opportunity to reflect on where we started and where we're going...