Sadie Green's Curiosity Shop has left Boothbay Harbor.
The shop, that was full to the brim with earrings and other vintage reproduction jewelry, gently used clothing, and incidentals has been in Boothbay Harbor since 1998 when it opened in the Chowder House location. From there it moved to 23 Townsend Avenue, then to the old Trading Post building, and finally to 23 Townsend Avenue, where it has been since the fall of 2007.
Owner Laurie Boniface said she and her husband, Wilson Oquendo, will continue to manage their factory in Southbridge and the 20-year-old landmark store in Sturbridge, both in Massachusetts.
“It's just time to do this,” Boniface said. “It was a difficult decision, but it's time for us to just take a big breath, and we have a new grand baby.”
She said she and her husband are hoping to continue to keep a presence in Boothbay Harbor. “We've had tremendous support in the community from day one. It's been great.”
Longtime employee Gaye Ferrante said she’ll miss working at Sadie Green’s, but she’ll be around, doing her custom sewing.
You can still purchase items from Sadie Green’s online site at http://www.sadiegreens.com.
The good news is that the space will be taken over by Caper's Catering. Owner Stacy McLellan said she’s looking forward to opening in the Townsend Avenue space, and she thinks the change in location will be good for her business. “One of my regular customers, who lives in town, came in the other day and said she told her husband she was going to Caper’s for lunch,” she said. “He asked where that was.”
McLellan hopes to be up and running by sometime in May.