The knot too shabby BAZAAR-a smaller and more intimate affair in 2020
We enjoyed an excellent response to the 8th Anniversary knot too shabby BAZAAR last year. As we prepared for this year’s festival, we were excited about the public response and vendor recruitment. However, like many other artisan and small family businesses, we have been victim to the ever increasing costs of space rental, lot surface safety concerns, city regulations, and lack of reasonable alternative locations. We have been working with a number of great local people to get ahead of these challenges and find collaborative solutions, but with just two months left before the marketplace, we had to make the difficult, but necessary decision to cut back on the number of vendors and location on the corner lot to a smaller and more intimate affair outside the shop.
The knot too shabby BAZAAR began as a way for us to celebrate the creativity of knot too shabby customers and our local community. As the festival has continued to grow each each year, we have reached a turning point. The event has grown too big for our modest staff of 4 to manage during our regular business hours, but not big enough to be a separate business of its own.
We concluded that we could not create the type of shopping experience that would meet our standards and measure up to our reputation for producing quality artisanal shopping experiences that we have nurtured since 2011. We would not have fulfilled our commitment to our customers or to the shabby chic community that we have served for nearly 10 years.
Instead of the marketplace on the corner lot at Bennett & Glendora Avenues, we will be focusing on a mini-market on the sidewalk in front of the knot too shabby store, the Beginning Brush Lettering Workshop, and our Annual Furniture Makeover Competition! We hope to see you on Saturday, April 4th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at knot too shabby 177 N. Glendora Ave, Glendora for our 9th Anniversary celebration!
Sign up for the Furniture Makeover Competition today for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate or a private party!
We hope to see you soon!
Caitlin & Michele
Have questions?Let’s talk:626-914-1600