Thursday, 1 October 2015
CHANGES AT THE CRAFT BARN
Many of you will know Ian turned 65 in September and he decided that he wanted to work out a timeframe for him to be able to retire.
We initially agreed that we would continue to run the shop here until our lease expired in around three and a half years, however, just under 3 weeks ago we were approached by a retail pet store chain, looking for premises. This has given us the opportunity to reassess our options.
We have therefore made the decision to change the direction of the business and take it “on line only” going forward. This will markedly reduce Ian’s workload and free up time for him.
The good news is you'll still be able to order from us online and by phone. Web and telephone orders will not be affected and will continue to be processed as normal and we'll be making some improvements to the website over the coming weeks too.
Whilst I and many of you will be sad to see the shop itself close, we will continue to run classes and clubs from home, which is only about 2 miles from the shop. All of our current tutors have indicated that they would be happy to continue to work with us. We’ll be in touch shortly if you have booked classes, to chat with you about the changes but please don’t hesitate to contact us in the meantime if you want to discuss options with us.
The new tenants want a very fast turnaround and to be in situ before the end of October which means that the shop itself will close on 18th October.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported The Craft Barn over the last 8 years, it has been a pleasure getting to know you and we hope that you will continue to support us on line and come along to classes.
I want to take this opportunity to thank our fabulous staff team who are nothing short of amazing and who we have come to love wholeheartedly, the real sorrow is in not being able to keep them all with us.
See you soon
PS If you want to join in the mini album club next year and haven't been in touch, we really want/need to hear from you please so we can judge demand and sort out dates for the year with Kathy Byrne.
Posted by The Craft Barn at 17:55