It's been a wonderful run. We've loved every minute of it. But after 8 1/2 years it's time to close the doors. We've tried unsuccessfully to renew our lease with the management company that runs our building but they're unbending in their refusal to negotiate.
We've had a new management company for the past year. Over the past
several months we have been in a very contentious position trying to
renew our lease with them. They've refused to budge an inch
from their original proposal. On top of that they have hit us with a
bill for a 40% shortfall in our maintenance and management fees for last year - fees
that were previously agreed to and were adequate to cover running the
building by prior management companies for the past 8 years. Unfortunately that makes it untenable for us to continue in business - at least at our current location.
Friday, April 1 (April Fool's day - how appropriate) starts our 2 month long liquidation. Everything in the store will be on sale. A majority of our stock will start at 20% off. Most of the seasonal items and furniture will be at even greater discounts. As the weeks go on the discounts go deeper. We need to be out of the space by the end of May.
We're so appreciative of all the support of our community. We couldn't have picked a more faithful group of customers. We're so proud that they have become our friends. We'll miss you all.