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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bucktown lands trendy national jeweler | News | Crain's Chicago Business

We finally found out who pushed so hard to rent the space out from under us--it is hard to compete with a national brand.  Independent businesses begin in these neighborhoods, such as in soho and bucktown; it's a shame that in the end the street ends up looking like a shopping mall.  We wondered why this tenant wanted our particular space so badly when there was a space available right next door- we have a destination client that wants to buy jewelry and now they will be walking into his store.  We would have been fine with him right next door, as our jewelry is very different.  Alexis Bittar is fashion/costume jewelry for all intents and purposes, while ours is finer.  Perhaps the price point is similar, but the product is very, very different.
We offered to match the rent on our space, but as the story says,  ‘I want a major retailer. You’re a small business, you could go out of business any time,’”


Fortunately, that isn't the case.  We aren't going out of business, we are still growing.  Namaste. ;)




Bucktown lands trendy national jeweler | News | Crain's Chicago Business

2 comments:

Lynn said...

"We aren't going out of business, we are still growing."

ROCK ON GEM!!

Amanda Swann said...

Hi there - I just wanted to let you know that I love your jewelry. I am saving you to my favorites. I'll visit again for sure!


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