Earlier this month, OnMilwaukee.com broke the news that Steph Davies' art and gift consignment shop, Waxwing, would close at the end of February because the building owner, Nat Davauer, wanted to expand his next-door business, Draft & Vessel, into the space.
Well, after much consideration and an overwhelming reaction from the Shorewood community, loyal shoppers and local artists, plans have changed and The Waxwing will remain open through January 2016.
"Nat and I have both been completely blown away by the community’s response to the news that The Waxwing would close this February. So, just like an encore from your favorite band, you've brought us back for one more year," says Davies. "Although Nat and I had both found peace with that decision, the overwhelming response from the Shorewood community encouraged us to give it more consideration and reimagine a way for The Waxwing to exist in its current space a little longer."
Davies says the extra year will give them another year to consider options and she will be able to scout out new spaces as they become available.
Davies planned a farewell bash at the shop for February, Feb. 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. It’s still happening, but with a new focus.
"We’ll be changing our farewell bash to a three-year anniversary bash and hope you will all come out to celebrate with us," says Davies. "We really appreciate your support of both of our locally owned businesses."
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
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