Saturday, January 30, 2010

Setting up

A hanging flower basket on the street lamppost...Image via Wikipedia

Hello world!

We're just setting things up, not quite ready for the world...yet...but are going to keep a log of our journey :)

Under Canada Post rules, we are in 'Victoria', BC. However, anyone that knows the area, understands there are 13 different municipalities that make up Victoria. Right now there are 3 yarn shops in downtown Victoria (great walk between the three), and one in Estevan Village (10 min drive from downtown), and two up in Sidney (30min drive from downtown). On a map, you'll notice there is 'nothing' in the western communities (25 min drive from downtown). However, its this area that is seeing the most growth and development resulting in more and more families moving out to the western communities. At the moment a quilt shop sells a few knitting items, and of course there are the two box stores (Walmart & Michaels - which also have other locations close to downtown). I've found there is interest in having knit nights out here, and classes. Currently people travel into town to buy their 'nicer' yarns.

So, at the moment, we are looking for space to share with a coffee place - the concept is very much like the Goudy branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library - which is co-located with Mirage Coffee - although we are looking for space that will be a little MORE open between the two spaces.

For now, we are opening accounts, placing orders for inventory, doing mail order, and selling through our classes. We have a Tuesday night class through Juan de Fuca Recreation, and will be hosting a drop-in knitting cafe on Saturday mornings in our front room (pending the studio being ready for the public). We'll post drop in dates and hours soon!
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