The Wallingford Center shop Fabric Crush will soon pull down the metal gate for the last time. The retail shop, which features a well-curated collection of modern fabrics, will close June 10, and owner Sarah Stine will take the store online. The store’s email list received the surprising news this morning:
We will be closing the retail shop at Fabric Crush. I plan on continuing the business as an online shop. I’d like to thank the many, wonderful customers who have shopped at or taken a class at Fabric Crush. We tried to create a light, bright and beautiful place to find fabric here in Seattle.
Fabric Crush opened in the Wallingford Center in March 2010, after a year in Magnolia.
Stine shared her thoughts this morning on the Wallingford Center shop closing:
I have loved being a shopkeeper and building a new type of fabric shop, light bright and beautiful. Truth be told It has been hard to compete with online sellers while paying the overhead of a physical store. Younger sewists (my majority customers) are conditioned to shop online and are motivated by price. I think that’s true for many businesses these days.
So, while my shop is going away, I want to encourage your readers to remember the shops that still remain. Stop and buy a book, a toy, a pair of earrings. Your single purchase may make a difference in that day’s receipts. Small businesses survive on each and every sale. Many have better pricing than Amazon! While I’ll miss the day to day interraction with customers I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life with Fabric Crush.
Stop by the stores to say farewell and pick up fabrics at sale prices. The discounts will be as follows:
May 23rd-29th: 25% off
May 30-June 5th: 30% off, we will close at 7pm
June 6th-10th: 35% off, we will close at 7pm
Markdowns do not apply to already reduced merchandise.Tweet