The doll shop is officially “between locations” right now – our brick and mortar location is not only closed, but as of today empty.
Before: The shop on its last day of operation
That’s the last day the shop was open. You can see we’ve already started to pack up, but the display cases and everything else are still in place.
During: just after moving out the display cases
This was taken a day or two after moving the display cases and other “big stuff”. We rented a 16′ moving truck with a lift gate. After 14 years of carting the display cases around we suffered our first major damage: the front doors of one case shattered when I took a corner just a little to fast and it … uh … fell over onto the counter next to it.
After: Jerome guards an empty store
Today we emptied and cleaned out the store the rest of the way. Left it for the last time.
Dolls and Friends Headquarters
And now, Dolls and Friends is … temporarily at least … operating out of our living and dining rooms. What you can’t see here is (three car) garage that’s currently full of display cases, dolls, stands, inventory, supplies and a bunch of other stuff.