It breaks my heart to say this, but I have made the very difficult decision to close the Scoop Marketplace store this month. After several months of searching for a buyer to keep the shop open, I still have not found anyone who is ready to take this adventure on, and it is time for me to close the doors and give myself a fresh start.
I have given this store everything for the last 5 years & I have learned as much as I could to build and run this business. I have made difficult decisions, and come up with dozens of new ideas to try to make it work. After everything that we've been through, somehow, making the decision to close feels like the hardest thing I've had to do.
Please know that this is not at all what I had envisioned for Scoop. I had such grand plans, all of which were created to serve you and make sustainable living feel easy and fun. Everywhere I go, I receive a positive response to the work that I am doing with Scoop and people are so excited about it, but that enthusiasm has not been reflected in our sales, and we simply cannot sustain our operations any longer.
I still believe in a sustainable future in which everyone can thrive, and we need people like you who lead the way with your everyday activism and commitment to being a conscious consumer.
Here are some important things you need to know:
- The last day for online purchases will be Wednesday, 09/14, and the final day for in-store shopping will be Sunday, 09/18.
- We will have regular operating hours through September 18th.
- Now is the time to pick up any orders you may have placed - they will not be accessible after 9/18/22.
- If you have a gift card, it must be used either online before end of day on 9/14/22 or in-store before 6pm on 9/18/22. Scoop Marketplace gift cards will not have any value after 9/18/22.
- Please watch for our emails and social media posts in the coming week to learn how you can help us through this transition. I appreciate your continued encouragement of my amazing staff members who are all working hard to provide you with excellent customer service as we wind down our operations.
Thank you for being part of the Scoop family,