Ok my friends, I thought it was about time I hop on here and give you an update since the last time I posted about our move was a month ago. First of all, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all your support and kind wishes. The experiences and memories I've made in this location have been some of my favorite memories I'll cherish forever and hearing all your kind words about the shop makes me so happy we created something that people truly enjoyed.
I love our location and I love my building. When I decided to come on board in 2010 and take over in 2011 the location and building 100% played into that decision. I grew up in Brentwood and had some of the fondest childhood memories in Downtown Brentwood and wanted that same experience for my children and for me and for our community. I love this part of town and Downtown Brentwood has been so good to us for the last seven years I've spent at 220 Oak.
My lease ends with my current owner the end of this month. I've got two more weeks. 14 days. This week after putting it off for far too long I finally got in the mindset it's time to start to pack and say goodbye to over seven years of memories. We will be open and operating the next few weeks but slowly packing and moving behind the scenes with a big push the last couple days once parties are over to get everything out.
As fate may have it yesterday, while in full on packing mode I received word that I could have the opportunity to stay and extend my lease month to month until the end of this year (which is what I wanted when I first heard the shop was being sold). While I'm so grateful for the generosity of the future owner to make that offer I've decided it's best for me and for Little Miss Everything to leave at the end of this month. We are all about planning and events and we've had to postpone planning and turn away events for future months and that on top of knowing leaving the location is in our future has been a struggle for me and I've decided it's best to "rip off the bandaid" and make the move sooner than later. I'm not going to lie. The next two weeks will be tough for me. The last month and a half has been tough. But I know it's going to be tough whenever we move and want to focus on the future and big things we will create and not try to hold on to the shop in it's current location for just a couple more months because I know it won't make it any easier.
We will head online and we will work to make whatever we do or offer AMAZING and I'll always keep an eye open for a new storefront if I happen to stumble across something that feels right. We already have some really fun things in the works. You're going to see a new rebranding and we will be creating an online brand that focuses around raising little girls who are confident and strong and believe they can grow up to do anything they want. 💪🏼💪🏼 I've also become the publisher for Macaroni Kid Brentwood CA and can not begin to explain the amount of value that will bring to our community. If you have kids or are looking for family friendly events make sure to check it out and subscribe because in the two weeks I've been a publisher I've already heard such good feedback and have had people tell me they use Macaroni Kid Brentwood to help them plan their day. Brentwood.macaronikid.com/subscribe If I can't host events for kids at our location you better believe I'll make sure you find places who do for you to take your kids! I'm also on the Sparkle Hustle Grow team helping female entrepreneurs grow as business owners and will continue to work at A Jump Ahead Preschool twice a week and get to be my younger daughter Emmy's teacher this year (It will be my 7th year there so I'm excited for another great school year). I'll miss the storefront more than you'll ever know but I'm excited for the future and to have a little more time to put towards my other adventures and hanging with family and friends.
Thank you guys so much for always being so supportive for everything we've ever done. It's seriously been a dream being able to do what I do for as long as I have done it. I'm so lucky my girls got to be so involved in my business and definitely continue to make them a part of our online adventure. I'm also have to give my amazing husband the biggest thank you for always being so supportive and letting me live out all my crazy dreams. PLEASE if you get a chance the next two weeks come visit us and say hi at 220 Oak Street. We will have two more open plays during the Farmers Market and have a story time this weekend and a crafternoon next Wednesday that still have spots left! Thank you all so much! 😘😘😘