Just as I was wringing my hands about the lack of space, and the fact that construction was going on behind us on 3000 condos, leaving a steady accumulation of dust and dirt on the shelves where my precious fabrics were destined to live (and learning that demolition/construction was about to begin on the back side of the building right by my door and adorable bird feeder,) Matt and I drove by the old Miele Vacuum store and saw: it was gone!
I called about it that day and found that I could manage the increase in rent, though it really needed some work, as you can see. But the setting was perfect: on Route One right between Madison and Guilford, right next to the very popular Old Schoolhouse Deli next door (FOOD!!) and East River Package Store (BEER!) What else would I need? Well, enthusiastic customers who would feel at home in the space. So I got to work.