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Fond farewell from ‘Sell It Again’ | Letters
We, the owners of “Howard’s Sell It Again,” Howard Crowell and Rebecca Hughes, are sad and sorry to announce that we will be closing the store at the end of December at our current location of First and Spring Streets.
Our consignment boutique sub-let from Windermere April to September of 2011 and when Windermere finished their move across the street, our store exploded into the entire space. We were on a month-to-month lease and knew the building could be rented out from under us.
We not only filled the store with awesome furniture to house wares and everything in-between, we also filled a vacant retail space that brought people to shop the core of Friday Harbor and built a viable business.
Our most gracious and humble thanks for the support of all our customers, the community and to those who consigned their treasures with us over the years. We will be taking a break this winter and may open in another location next spring.
It has been the most fun business that we have ever owned. Our plan is to sell everything starting this Thursday, Nov. 7, then storing our display cases and counters because we are thinking of continuing “Sell It Again” in several different ways. Our last day will be Dec. 23. Stay tuned.
We wish Gordy and Lori Peterson, the owners of the building our best with his new tenants, Home Land Security.
Howard Crowell, San Juan Island