Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Open Late on Tuesdays

To clarify, that doesn't mean "Open til 7 on Tuesdays!" It means, Tuesday is really our Monday, and invariably, we at GROVE STREET kids always manage to underestimate the amount of time it takes to reconcile the events of the past weekend and all the "to dos" that need to be accomplished at the beginning of the work week. So, therefore, we are inevitably running late on Tuesday mornings and, consequently, we almost always Open Late on Tuesdays.

So for those of you who take notice of the consistency, we hope you will bear this fact in mind and head on down around, say... 10:15? We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patronage!

Friday, April 2, 2010

It's an honor just being nominated!

Every cloud has a silver lining.

It's true. On the heels of a biting negative review on Yelp, I received a phone call from a lovely woman working over at KRON4 Television saying that "GROVE STREET kids has been selected by KRON4's Best of the Bay Television Series as one of the premier "Children's Boutique In the Bay Area." Outstanding! What a way to start the week.

She began to tell me that, as a nominee, GSK would be filmed for a two-minute broadcast segment that would play on their daily show twice a month for up to 15 months, be available for viewing online, and we would be eligible as a contender for the "Best Children's Store in Northern California." WOW. How cool is that?

Now, the fine print. She went onto explain that, of course, having a film production crew come to our store is an expensive undertaking and that we, as the nominee, would be asked to contribute to said cost. Ok. Seems reasonable, it's advertising after all. She said she would send me all the paperwork, with the breakdown of costs, and some sample segments from the program so we could see what we would be doing if we agreed to accept the terms of the agreement.

Well, let us just say, "it's an honor just being nominated!" The costs, unfortunately, would probably put us out of business. So, regrettably, we could not accept the terms of the agreement and you won't see us giving any televised interviews (at least not on KRON4) any time soon. But we hope the kind soul out there that thought well of us and nominated us for the opportunity knows how much we appreciate their support!