It was a tough year last year, we didn't really how tough until we did are taxes! It's clear are rent and expenses are too high based on our sales at our tiny little shop on Sutter. So we have decided after much thought, to close. This Friday will be our last day open at the SF location.
This is hush, hush, but we are working on a new spot to host both store and studio in Berkeley. We are sad to leave SF, and all the great customers we've come to see as friends and part of our daily cheer!
This is a before picture. It needs work, lights, tables, rugs?! On a budget of course! It will host the studio in back, and the store will be up front. I'll show you progress as it comes along.
Right now it has a very colorful mural on it! It will be painted a more muted color for our purposes.... It used to be a very hip home decor store.
As you can see, the floor is a bit wompy.... Or uneven. It's quite large, but it will have both store and studio! Nice thing is I'll be there everyday working in the studio so I'll get to all my customers! I've missed it the last 3-years having the studio a few blocks away!
There's much to do! I'll keep you in the loop! I love seeing before and after pictures, and the building processes! I hope you do!
While all this is going on I've got to start creating a new line for Fall. Yikes!
Mid-June is my goal to open. Before July 1- would be a secondary goal!
I need: indoor lights, area rugs (Persian style), paint(I've got that arranged), a sign, room divider (my uncle is helping with that! Awesome guy!)
So if you know a budget rug dealer or know an online lighting thrifty warehouse send them my way!!
Good bye old studio
Good bye old shop