Sunday, March 6, 2011
" My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there." Charles F. Kettering
The journey continues........It has been decided the next stop on the Circa Chairs whirlwind tour will bring my chairs to Amesbury, Massachusetts. Robin and I will open a store / gallery on Market Street. The store will feature Circa Chairs and also sell vintage goods. Robin will run this endeavor and I will give her any support she needs.
We have gotten to know the fine town of Amesbury over the last couple of weeks and see ourselves as a great fit. It, however will not be without it's challenges, it seems Amesbury is a bedroom community and hardly any of the 12,000 residents shop in town despite having a quaint historic 100 store downtown. The many business people we talked to are very much aware of this fact and have begun retraining it's residents of the benefits of supporting their town, we will join them in this retraining.
Amesbury has always played second fiddle to Newburyport, a thriving seaside marketplace that is hard to find a vacant store let alone afford one, so we go to Amesbury. We talked to many business people in town and found them all to be very honest,hardworking and fabulous people beyond our wildest dreams.
Amesbury also hosts a thriving art community with countless studio space. The town is beautiful, historic, with great people and also has The Parker river running right through it's downtown. Carefully layed out brick paths around the raging river is truly something to see.
River, Art, History, Great People, that's where Circa Chairs belong!
The store consists of three seprate rooms two of which are in the front on a busy street with plenty of display windows that will be lit at night. The commute is a negative from our Beverly home it will take 45 minutes to get there and with gas prices on the rise will not be cheap or enjoyable.We will overcome this obstacle by limiting days of operation. One thing about the commute is certain and is not easily explained is that the drive home always seems shorter than the ride there.
So come Saturday April 9th the tentative opening day, I hope to see you there. I will be updating you as we go along. Robin and I are very excited about this endeavor and are glad you're coming along for the ride.
Thank you for your continued support.
Have a great week. Peace,