Apple Green closes current site, plans summer re-opening

10 Mar

Cheryl Wilson and Dani Correa, owners of the Apple Green home and garden decor store, have closed their storefront in the 400 block of Oak. They’ve been pondering a move for several months now. In an e-mail note to me, this is how they put it:

“We are in transition mode this week as we move our stock into temporary quarters.  During our hiatus we will be focusing on our web presence, as well as the new location. We will keep you posted with information about our new digs on Oak Street as we get closer to our Summer 2010 re-opening event!”

In previous chats, Cheryl and Dani have expressed an interest in moving east, a bit closer to the nexus of 2nd and Oak. They haven’t said this, so it’s my inference that they think there’s a bit more foot traffic there, hence more potential business.

Just from this perspective, I’m not sure two blocks is going to make all that much difference. For them, I hope I’m wrong. For me, I hope I’m right — because that would mean that shoppers find plenty of reason to head west, not just TO 5th street, but beyond. And in the summertime, they do.

You doubt me? Have you ever seen the throngs of people camped on the lawn in front of Mike’s Ice Cream? They don’t just drop in from space. Many of them walk — past businesses in the 400 block.

Yes, many are kids. But where you find kids, you find parents — with wallets.

Meanwhile, we wish Cheryl and Dani well in the virtual world. Hurry back, ladies.

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