I drove by the Prints Charming II Quilt Shop here in Palatine over the weekend and it had gone out of business. This really surprised me since I thought it was such a cute store and seemed it always had customers.
But then again, maybe it didn’t surprise me after I started to think about when was the last time I’d gone there. It’s been probably a year. At that time I had picked up some supplies and went to the counter to check out. I handed over my frequent buyer card since I remembered to bring it with me. I needed just $5.00 more dollars in sales to get my $20.00 off! When I handed over my card I was told the store was under new ownership and they weren’t accepting those cards anymore. I protested at least 3 times and with each attempt I was given the stiff upper lip…I’m not budging on my policy treatment.
I guess I hadn’t been back since. I’ve found a new favorite place and they are ever eager to take my business. It’s too bad. Yet another fabric shop out of business. I think I’ll start a couple of new pages, one for Fabric Store Obituary’s and another for Fabric Store Raves & Reviews. It’s a thought.