We just got a call from Kara over at Not A Number who, you may remember, told us just last week that they were likely going to have to move out of Wallingford for good. At the eleventh hour, a reprieve has come! Here is the message we got from Kara on our voicemail:
Exactly a week to the day after we announced at the Chamber lunch that we would be closing or moving probably outside the entire area of Wallingford, we have just now completed an interesting discussion with our current landlord. After last night we were pretty set on moving to, get this, to South Lake Union, very opposite side of the lake, but it would have been sharing space with our good friends at Goods for the Planet, but we did just find out from our landlord here that he had a person interested in both spaces, but he decided that he had second thoughts, and he wanted to offer it to us, so this would be downsizing into the smaller section that we had originally talked about, but he decided that it would be better for the community and a good thing to do, and he knows us and supports us, and perhaps a nice supportive e-mail from Cheryl at Harold’s Lamps helped, so it looks like we’ll be open through the day after tomorrow, Saturday, and we’ll close for a week or so, and we’ll be moving next door, so our new address will be not 1905 but 1907.5, and it will be a different configuration, but that’s OK.
Our neighbors are so happy, Fainting Goat was just full of hugs and Sock Monster was just so delighted. We would love to find our nice landlord find a new tenant that would fit in with the community to come into our larger section and perhaps if we all get along, we can leave those doorways open. We would love to do that. So, anyway, that’s my story.
Now, I know, a real reporter would have parsed all that out into “said Ms. Ceriello” and “according to our sources” and such, but if we did that, you’d miss hearing it right as we did.
But, yes, those of you who have grown up on Powerpoint may have gotten lost, so here it is ready for your slidedeck:
- Not A Number
- Staying in Wallingford
- Closed Next Week
- New space = room between main store and Sock Monster
- New tenant still sought for main space
- Ideal tenant -> doors remain open
Congratulations Jon and Kara! Add our hugs to Fainting Goat’s.