I’ve had a stressful few weeks in the store that started with a letter from the landlord informing me that he was going to be doubling the rent. I hope that NONE of you ever get such a letter. It is no fun. And as many of you remember, this is often the letter that means the yarn shop is closing. So, I went right to work draining my cell phone battery and calling everywhere to try to find space that was affordable and had parking and even tried to explore some more “creative” options. (Knit a store, anyone?) And all I found were dead-ends. Until, the perfect space came up….just down the road on Main Street in Maynard.
Take a deep breath. It is much closer than you think….I’ve clocked it several times. From the Market Basket in Waltham, 20 minutes. That’s all. And not 20 minutes of congested Waltham driving, but 20 minutes of -open-the-windows-and-relax driving. Gorgeous and easy to find.
Though I’m sad to leave our current space and certainly wouldn’t have chosen to go if I didn’t have to, I’m excited to put together the new space, and I know you guys are all going to love it! And for those of you that can’t make it as often as you would like, bookmark us here! You can always shop online and we’ll get your goodies to you (you can even drop me a call or email to get some guidance before you order).
We’ll have loads of information in the coming weeks, but as it stands now, Island Yarn will be moving to 189 Main Street, Maynard at the end of July. We also think it might be time for an hours tweak, so if you have an opinion, please share it with us here!