The Next Chapter: MOVING DAY…..Building in Andover

I hate moving.  I hate boxes, bubble wrap, and tape. Big time.  We moved out of North Andover over the weekend.  14 hour days.  UGH.  Moving a store is a nightmare.  We are beyond exhausted but it is done!

Now we build.  Our contractors have demolished the inside of the new downtown Andover space to reveal awesome floor to ceiling windows — and the store has brightened considerably with all the exposed glass.  What a bonus…..So, we are onto the next chapter…..our best guess is six weeks til opening day in Andover.  

In the meantime, we have beefed up our Reading inventory and welcome our “northern” customers to shop with us in Reading until we open.  FYI Reading is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 to 5 and Thursday evenings we stay open until 7pm.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT OUR ANDOVER PROGRESS.

see the walrus?  that guy has been with us since october of 1995 when we opened our first store.  he never sold.  now we have a $9000 price tag on him and won’t part with the guy (ok, i lie, if some crazy loon was willing fo fork over $9000 i certainly would sell him).  There he is in our empty north andover store….and there’s the new store he’s about to live in.  i would have taken his picture in the new store but he is somewhere in a box….an unlabeled box….one of the hundreds of unlabeled boxes….i started out so organized….then we got short on time….unpacking will probably be just as hellacious.  if you hear primal screaming in andover center over the next few weeks…YUP, it’s me.  🙂


About Jean Smith

Jean Smith and her husband Jay own and operate Sense of Wonder -- a wickedly cool specialty retail store located in downtown Andover. Jean is a proud parent of Emily (22) and Rachael (19) two fabulously cheeky and wonderful daughters. She is a rabid softball mom; recovering lawyer; spinning addict; incessant emailer, soon to be maniac blogger; and chronic non-sleeper...
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2 Responses to The Next Chapter: MOVING DAY…..Building in Andover

  1. Ky says:

    YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SELL THE WALRUS EVEN FOR $9000, SORRY. There is a REASON I put a $9000 price tag on him in the first place!!!


    • Jean Smith says:

      i know …. no worries. karma no drama or whatever that phrase is. seriously though, who would want a ceramic walrus? what possessed us in the first place? we were retail plebes then. not now…….


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