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Jan 21, 2015

Raising Astoria Closing Retail Store

We just heard that local favorite Raising Astoria, will be closing their retail store this February. Their announcement mentions their current space on 23rd Avenue will be dedicated to education (…)

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We just heard that local favorite Raising Astoria, will be closing their retail store this February. Their announcement mentions their current space on 23rd Avenue will be dedicated to education and classroom space instead. Here’s more from their latest newsletter:

We are writing to let you know about some significant changes in the mission of Raising Astoria.  After nearly three years in business, we have come to a turning point.  3.5 years ago, as new mothers, we discovered a great need in the neighborhood for consignment, high quality toys and affordable classes. Throughout this time, we have learned a lot about what it takes to thrive as a parent.  We have constantly tried to adapt our business so that it meets the essential needs of local families.

We know that you’ve all loved having a place to consign your gently used baby items, and that you’ve come to rely on us for great toys and books. Recently, we have seen a steep decline in sales for merchandise–especially during this past holiday season.   Simultaneously, we have seen a strong response to our classes and event offerings. Rather than become discouraged by our struggles, we have become more determined to focus our energy where it’s needed.  We envision Raising Astoria as a place to build connections, to strengthen community, and to provide ourselves and our children with lasting friendships.

 As such, we have decided to move Raising Astoria in a new direction. We will be closing the retail portion of our store as of February 28th. We will be transitioning into a community education and support center, re-opening March 4.

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You can find the whole newsletter, including info on their consignment agreements, here.

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