Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chandail Needlework To Remain Open With a New Owner!

Great news, another needlework shop is NOT closing!! I have been particularly anxious these past few months worrying whether Chandail Needlework in Houston would be able to either find a buyer or somehow remain open despite current owner Emily Pannier's upcoming relocation to Colorado. According the the newsletter I received from them today, the new owner is Sairah Himelfarb, a long time Chandail customer and stitcher. Sounds like a great fit! Here is more information direct from the newsletter:

"Saira Himelfarb will be taking over the helm of Chandail over the next week. We plan to have a party as well as a “Meet and Greet” event in the near future so you can get to know Saira personally.

After having spent much time deliberating on potential prospects I feel that Saira will do an amazing job with the business, and she has so many great new ideas to take Chandail to the next level! The shop is going to a truly wonderful person.

That said, we have much to do to in the meantime. Chandail will be closed beginning this Friday, April 20th and will reopen on Monday, April 30th. We will be having a Pre-Inventory SALE this Thursday."

Again, SO relieved to get this news today, especially after hearing about the recent closure of the Needlework Boutique in Dallas (a great shop that sold needlepoint and cross stitch, I liked it very much) as well as learning of the French Knot of Savannah closing their retail store front (but they will remain online.) And that is really a crying shame as the store was amazing with a wall of threads arranged by color-- see the photo here in one of my recent posts.

So that's why it makes me especially glad to share the good news here with you today. Here is a photo of Chandail, located in the wonderful River Oaks shopping center. Do check out their website for more information on the upcoming sale (it sounds like a good one) as well as sign up for the newsletter.

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