Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Why does an upgrade usually make things less?
I went to the LNS near my office. It is a tiny place but has always been full of fabric choices as well as pattern choices. The thing I most loved about the store was the many many finishes they had displayed. In particular, were the non-framed finishes. But yesterday when I arrived, I see their improvement....they have enlarged. They are housed in the bottom floor of an old building in an historical section of town. They shared the space with a stamping store and were divided by a pony walls of sorts. (Is it still a pony wall when it is 10 ft tall but the ceilings are 15th tall?) Anyway, their space has doubled and as usual their displays are well arranged and spot on. A larger framing area is now located in the rear. But..............there didn't seem to be as many patterns; their fabric selection was 1/3 of what it was; patterns were arranged in several different little groupings and not all one area; there was not as much finished eye candy to check out.....but alas progress. I just hope it was my speed shopping that didn't allow me to enjoy the new digs. I really hate when improvement does that. Haven't you all had a favorite store or even restaurant that you loved only to have it loose it's appeal when it renovated? Seems to loose its charm. I will have to shop again when I am not in a hurry and not accompanied by a non-stitcher...........hmmm, me thinks that could have influenced me.