- Created: Thursday, 15 October 2015 07:25
- Written by Donna Bruschi
So...I am walking along downtown and I see a yard sale happening. Not just any yard sale, but a nice one with a couple dozen leather chairs. I score a bunch of stuff including 6 leather chairs and a desk.
Michael and I stuff them into the garage.
With lease negotiations, obtaining building permits, and scheduling the contractor, the construction isn't going to start until October 1.
I am disheartened and eager to start! Perhaps we will be done by Thanksgiving or December 1?
This week I made the decision to condense my businesses. We are moving New Baby New World into New Baby New Paltz.
These past 3 months, I have worked at Water Street Market, listening to the water fountain and loving my beautiful little store. I will miss it a little but it has turned stressful between staffing and stocking. In hindsight, I probably should have done this last spring but lured by the masses of New Yorkers in their stylish clothing and expensive, almost carelessly so, tastes, I stayed.
The thing that kicked me over the edge was having people go to the other store to buy something. The 'must-have' booties were always in the other store!
People asked me if I didn't feel spread thin, and I couldn't feel it before. Now, I am starting to feel the places where I am spread thin. It's going to feel so good to have Café Mama open, too! Like gathering all my children in the same room!
I decided on a space.
It's at ShopRite Plaza and not great looking but the size is right and the landlord is working with me.
Of course, the clock is ticking. I have to be moved out of 15 Plattekill Ave in two weeks and I am going to Paris on for 3 weeks on July 6. Hopefully, I can get this sorted out before I go.
The cool thing about this space is that they are building it out for me. I can have a private office and space for Café Mama!
And, generous retail space.
It's started. I feel optimistic that it's going to move smoothly and quickly.