Swee Swee Paperie says its Junction store is “going on vacation”

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Just in via the Swee Swee Paperie e-mail list — its Junction store is closing:

Summer is the season filled with fantastic days of sun and fun to glorious nights of long dusks, watching the sun slowing go down only to begin again in just a few short hours…

Well that got us thinking.. we are a little tired and we could use a little relaxation too, so with a little saddness in our hearts, we wanted to let you know that swee swee paperie and studio is going to take a little vacation at the end of July. We are going to use this time to relax, rethink and re-evaluate. It has been the most amazing three years, and we wanted to thank you for all of your support and appreciation of fine paper good and wrapping.

Now, do not think we are leaving you high and dry for those necessary paper fixes…we are revamping our online store and will be offering a wonder selection of goodies there. Look for our e-store reopening in September. The corporate gifting and wrapping is still going strong. And any custom work that we can help out on will be available as well.

The e-mail penned by owner Ann Conway says a big sale starts tomorrow, including “the antiques and fixtures that have adorned our store.”

5 Replies to "Swee Swee Paperie says its Junction store is "going on vacation""

  • christopherboffoli July 9, 2009 (2:51 pm)

    I’m very sad to hear this but not entirely surprised. Opening a paper store in an electronic age is a brave thing to do. It has always been my impression that the owner of the store had excellent taste as the lines she carried had some beautiful cards and stationeries. I’ve also used their gift wrapping services on a number of occasions and have always found them to be a remarkable value.

  • Sean July 9, 2009 (3:17 pm)

    Sad to hear them sorta-leave. I was one of their regulars. One of the reasons I went there out of multiple gift shops because they are relatively new and wanted to support them. And also cuz I could say their shi-shi name, “I got this card at Swee Swee!” I will definitely be checking out their e-store.

  • AD July 9, 2009 (3:26 pm)

    I’ve always loved this store but knew this day would come. I think it would be very hard to keep a business like that afloat. The store will be missed…

  • SarahScoot July 9, 2009 (4:34 pm)

    I, too, had a feeling this was coming. I was actually out in Bellevue just yesterday and stopped into Paper Source. The woman helping me took my address and asked if I live in West Seattle – when I said yes, she mentioned that she used to work for Ann(e?) at Swee Swee, and that she really enjoyed the store and her wonderful boss. Sorry to hear that the brick-and-mortar store’s going away. Like others, it’s been one of my favorites for great cards (Moxie being the other.) Best of luck!

  • Heather July 9, 2009 (10:10 pm)

    So sad! Loved this store for wrapping gifts for special occasions.

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