Here's to many, many more,
Contact: Good Merchandise
AnnaLisa LaFayette, Owner
Store Location: 17601 1/2 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA 98070
Mail: PO Box 1335, Vashon, WA 98070-1335
Phone: 206-769-8627 cell
Vashon, WA: AnnaLisa LaFayette, owner of Vashon Island's Good Merchandise, is proud to announce the one year anniversary celebration of her first retail store in the center of downtown Vashon on October 29th, 2010. The store will host an all-ages open house from 5-9pm with a 21+ reception at Sporty's from 9pm to Midnight, located three doors south at 17611 Vashon Highway SW.
Good Merchandise specializes in handmade, locally produced arts and items from within 50 miles of the island. The boutique boasts over 100 artists and is always accepting new artists. The store also provides alteration and custom sewing services.
The first year was a lesson in taking opportunities as they arise. In October 2009, the store opened in an off-street location, limiting the number of visitors who made it into the well-hidden shop. In April 2010, LaFayette was presented with the opportunity to relocate across the street at the old saw shop adjacent to The Hardware Store Restaurant. After an impressive three-week remodel and move, the store reopened on May 7th, 2010.
LaFayette plans to continue the storefront on Vashon while pursuing a location in another city for Spring 2011. "Vashon Island is a great flagship location for this store. We look forward to creating more exposure for local artists in a more populated location while expanding the amount of artists we can carry in one location," she explains.
For more information, please contact AnnaLisa LaFayette at 206-769-8627, firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at PO Box 1335, Vashon, WA 98070.