Some of you may have noticed that we were unexpectedly closed on Friday, August 21st. As you might expect, there is a story behind that closure, one that will likely lead to a few more temporary closures in the next few weeks.
The short version of the story is that the Hair Salon next door to us broke a fire sprinkler in their unit and caused a rather substantial flood in their space (in a fire, you want that amount of water. When it's an accident, not so much...). The water also seeped into our store, soaking the floor, the wall between us and the salon, and the bottoms of some of our shelving. Thanks to the quick work of the emergency restoration team, the water was cleaned up and fans and dehumidifiers were set up within hours - and they have not stopped running since.
While the full extent of the damage is still not quite clear, we do know that our floor will have come up this week (and then reinstalled once the concrete slab underneath has dried), and they may have to replace some of the water-damaged drywall. Although not a complete re-do of the store, it does mean that we will have to be closed for a day or two at a time while they are carrying out the repairs.
On the plus side, none of our yarn was damaged! There is definite value in not storing anything directly on the floor, and having shelving which lifts the bottom shelf a few inches off the ground!
We will do our best schedule all our closures during the week, so as to cause the least amount of inconvenience for our customers. Please stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for updates on when we will be closed - I will do my best to give you as much advanced notice as possible. You can also call the store directly, at 604-568-0011 to make sure that we are open on the day you plan to visit.
We apologize for any inconvenience that our neighbour's flood has caused, or will cause in the future. We are doing our best to get through this as seamlessly and quickly as possible, but of course in the battle of man vs. water, the water always seems to get the last word!