Are we completely insane?
I think I've asked myself and Jeff this about 238 times this week. The answer: Yes. Yes we are.
Just as we were settling in at our Frenchtown shop, we're excited to announce that we'll be moving to Historic Main Street! In a few weeks. Eek!
Since we opened in Feb., one of our most frequent customers has been Dan Hobbs, who owns
, along with his wife April. They are opening their second location on Main and had some extra space. Jeff and I had already been talking about our next step and what we wanted/needed for RDFCo. Late night dreaming turned into serious talks turned into this...
Isn't this little courtyard amazing? We'll be renting the "barn" portion of the Hound's new space (the back, lower red section of this building). The courtyard is also shared with
. The event planner in me is already scheming on what all three of us can use this space for.
Here's a peek at the inside...
We've got a ton of work to do and questions to answer...like why won't that light come on?
But, I think it's going to be awesome. Our businesses are both unique and are going to blend well together. I can't wait to see what it all looks like in the next few weeks!
So, what does that mean for our Frenchtown space? It will remain Jeff's workshop for building tables and I'll host my milk paint workshops there. We're also opening the space up to local handmade artists and vendors to create a unique, collective market:
The Atelier will be open the first full weekend of each month on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, to coincide with other monthly local sales events in Frenchtown. We will happily open for appointments outside of the monthly sales event, in addition to special pop-up events. We are currently looking for vendors...so, if you are interested,
More info will be coming soon. A late June/July opening for our Main Street shop is planned and we're hoping to get the Atelier off the ground in August.
All of this couldn't be possible without the amazing support of our customers, family, friends, neighbors. Every purchase, mention, Facebook share helps. Thank you!
I'm also beyond lucky to have a Hubbie who will dream with me (in addition to his full time job) and works so hard to make it all a reality.