The Boston General Store had its first pop up shop this past Saturday and we had a blast. While marketing for the event a lot of people asked me "What is a pop up shop?". Simply put a pop up shop refers to the short-term duration of the store(s), which appear one day and are gone the next.
The goal of BGS is to one day have a brick and mortar shop but until then we will focus on finding really great products for you online and become involved in as many pop up shops as possible. Our first one took place in Lowell, Ma in the coolest spot called Mill No.5 (http://www.millnumberfive.com). All the folks there were really great and made the day a huge success. Below are a few images from the event...
That was our first shop. We learned a ton and can't wait for the next. Keep checking back for our next day and location not to mention a workshop or two.
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People who've followed along on our journey know how important makers are to Boston General Store.
When the shop first launched online, the idea was to create a small assortment of products from around the world featuring craftsmen who truly cared about their trade. Today, four years after opening the business, we still carry almost all of the items from that original collection, speaking to the significance these makers have had in the continued success of BGS.
Spring isn’t only a season of growth, it’s also a season of anticipation. It’s almost like a buffer zone between the long, dark, hostile winter and the bright, shining weather of the summer – at least that’s the story here in New England. The flowers start to bloom, birds are chirping, and thank goodness for clocks moving forward because this is about the time we start to beg for more sunshine.
So, with nature slowly getting us ready for all those lazy beach days and trips to the Cape, it’s time to start thinking about one thing and one thing only...the annual ritual of spring cleaning.
There comes a moment when keeping good news to yourself is impossible. And because we're ready to burst at the seams, literally and figuratively, we'll cut to the chase.
Boston General Store is growing.
Yes, this is our official announcement that we'll be opening a second permanent home in Dedham next month, made possible after a first-year success that wouldn't have happened without help from a lot of people.
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