I know we’ve been teasing you a lot lately, hinting at something big to come.
It’s FINALLY time to share our amazing news – thank goodness because we simply can’t keep it to ourselves any longer.
We are taking a leap, diving in, and opening up a brick and mortar shop!
This is a dream that’s been in the making for as long as I can remember. And the best news of all is that I get to do this with friends!
Not only will my partner in crime, Tammy, be along for this crazy ride, but our dear friend Jen will as well.
If you haven’t yet met Jen, then prepare to get excited, for she is truly the loveliest. She’s not only beautiful, and a fabulous friend, but an incredible entrepreneur who is conquering the small business world, one headband at a time. Her company, Urban Halo, has been at all of our Wild Ruffle Pop Up Shops, and her headbands and scarves have been seen on the likes of Venus Williams and other hot athletic celebs. And they regularly give back (learn about their Urban Hero program here), and you know we love that!
So, what will this new venture look like? If you’ve ever been to one of our events, then it’ll feel familiar for sure. Picture a pared down version of our Pop Up Shops, open more often for your shopping convenience. Our shelves will be filled, not only with Urban Halo and Wild Ruffle products, but other handpicked handmade goodies from local artists and makers. Finders Keepers home goods, Happy Little Fin children’s items, Precious Beans Crochet, and Allison Marie Design are just a few of the names you’ll find in the shop.
Where can you find us? 16220 Main Ave in downtown Prior Lake. Online click here. This red building behind us? Expect some big changes – you won’t recognize it in the near future. We’ll keep you posted with pictures via Instagram and some upcoming posts. When will we open? That’s still in process. Our goal is mid-November. But we will announce a date soon for a grand opening, and we’re looking forward to seeing many of you there. Will we still host Pop Up Shops? Heck yes! In fact, our next one is scheduled for Nov. 1st from 9am-1pm at City Hall in downtown Prior Lake.
I have to say, I get teary eyed just typing this. The three of us truly believe this venture is a gift, handed to us from the Lord. The timing of all of it, the way it’s all worked out… it can’t be considered anything but that. I am more thankful than I can express for the opportunity to go on this crazy ride, and for the people who are riding with me. And I have no words for what I feel when I think of the support of the Wild Ruffle readers and shoppers who have supported us over these past couple of years. We look forward to growing together with you all for years to come.
And I cannot emphasize enough how thankful I am to Jen and crew to allowing us to go on this amazing adventure with them. They are the best. And we are blessed to be alongside them. If it wasn’t for them then I wouldn’t be in this position. We have been working hard to make sure we continue to grow for the years to come. They have been doing things like business energy comparison to see if we can save on our bills, looking for affordable ways to advertise our new shop and doing a bunch of other things I never would have been able to think of!
So… see you at the shop sometime??
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