As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, I’m launching a new series today to help raise awareness for local, small businesses that have been impacted by the recent flooding in our city. Many business owners suffered damage to their premises, loss of inventory, or loss of revenue due to the evacuations and power outages. Any or all of these issues can have a serious impact on a small business. In the coming weeks, I’m going to feature a number of local boutiques but today, it’s all about A Vintage Affair.
AVA is a superb compilation of vintage clothing, accessories, décor, furniture & collectibles from Victorian to the 1970s. They also happen to have an outstanding collection of
vintage bridal gowns. I asked the co-owners, Bonnie Barber and Theresa Morgan, a few questions about the last 10 days:
T: Tell us how your business was affected by the flooding?
B&T: *We were located in the evacuation zone so unfortunately closed for 6 days due to no power.*
T: When did your shop re-open?
B&T: *Thursday, June 27th*
T: What’s the #1 thing you want your customers to know?
B&T: *We took advantage of the downtime to mark down stock, rearrange the store and are re-energized to bring you great things this summer. With all the flood debris going into our landfills, it is a great time to shop eco-friendly!*
The point of this series is to support small business in our city. Feel free to share this post with your friends and venture downtown to A Vintage Affair at 638 – 11th Avenue SW. They are open for business!
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