August 24, 2018
Hello to all of you, near and far, my lovely customers!
I am coming to you today with news of my impending retirement. I have owned this
wonderful store for over ten years now, and consider it my "best job ever!". After several
months of agonizing over this decision, and grieving the change, I have realized that it is time for me to step down and pass the store on to a new owner.
We have such a strong community of creative and talented women here at Addie's, and
it has been my distinct pleasure to serve you in your hobbies of quilting, stitching, knitting and crocheting. Ten years ago we had a customer base of 2,600 and it has grown to over 12,000! lt is my hope that between us, we will find that special new someone to carry on the 20 year Addie's legacy.
We are looking to sell both the business and the building, either separately or as one.
Our thriving community out here in Cochrane, a city of over 26,000, is complimented with a steady tourist trade. Perhaps you, or someone you know, would care to purchase the store. You never know! :) We will be listing with a realtor in a couple of weeks if a buyer is not found through our own customer base.
I have prided myself on offering special orders for you, but with the uncertainty of the
future, this service will be limited. I have lots of inventory still coming this fall, which will be featured on our Facebook page. For those of you in our system, please take the time to come in and see if you have "Points" which are ready for redeeming. lf you know of anyone who has opted out of the email list, would you be so kind as to let them know the news of my retirement. The monthly sales will continue as planned, with no additional sales at this time. I intend to honour all existing guild discounts and birthday discounts. Please come in to redeem your gift certificates and credit notes too, at your earliest convenience!
Thank-you for helping us create this "Happy place"!