Edelweiss Baby in Maple Grove Prepares for Store Closing
Feb 01, 2016 11:40PM
● By Wendy Erlien
(Photo provided by Edelweiss Baby)
After eight years in the Maple Grove community, Edelweiss Baby is planning on closing its store at the end of February.
Owner Heather Somers made the announcement on the Edelweiss Baby Facebook page at the end of January.
“After 8 wonderful years in business, we are sad to announce that due to circumstances outside of our control relating to our lease, we will be closing our bricks and mortar store as of February 27, 2016,” she wrote.
“I’ve enjoy it,” Somers told Maple Grove Voice about owning the business. “I’ve loved being part of the community, being a part of those special times in people’s lives – pregnancies, baptisms.”
Upon learning of the upcoming closure, many customers have shared their comments with Somers and her staff as well as on Facebook such as:
I am so sorry to read this. Having just brought our baby girl home a few weeks ago, she has been dressed adorably in the clothes from your shop. I had looked forward to many more beautiful purchases from Edelweiss. I am sorry.
So sad to see you close. We got our daughter's shower outfit from there. Wishing you all the best!
Sad to see you go! Got my daughters baptism dress from you and love your store!
It is those personal connections, Somers said, that have “validated the connection we’ve had with the community.”
Up until closing (or until inventory is gone), Edelweiss Baby has begun their inventory liquidation sale with items 10-40 percent off and all sales final. Details can be found by contacting the store or on their Facebook page.
As for her next steps, Somers continues to work at another full time job she’s had since opening Edelweiss Baby. “I don’t know what it’s like to be a mom without two jobs,” she said, with a smile, stating she’s looking forward to spending more time with her children. The upcoming closure also impacts one full time and four part time employees.
“As a locally-owned, small business, we're deeply grateful for your patronage over the years,” the business shared with customers on their Facebook page.