With this email I’m announcing that Columbine Home is for sale.
I’ve spent the past 32 years establishing and nurturing my business and am happy to announce that we just completed our best year ever in 2021.
Over the life of Columbine Home, in addition to keeping the store filled with beautiful merchandise, I used my time to bring it into the 20th century by modernizing our systems and technology. The store is more profitable than ever with the potential for substantially increased revenue, has a vast and loyal customer base, is in a prime location in one of Marin’s most popular shopping centers – and is now available to be taken over by a new, enterprising and creative entrepreneur.
This is not a sudden decision, especially considering the current vibrancy of the business. This is not a fire sale. I’m excited for the future of the business under new stewards who will carry their energy and vision well beyond what I’ve created.
In 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Columbine was not yet on line in a meaningful way. We used this time to launch columbinehome.com. With this move we expanded our audience, making it possible for the entire country to experience Columbine Home, many for the first time. It’s been a joy to see orders come from as far away as Massachusetts, South Carolina, Georgia, and Hawaii.
We’ve fostered and grown a vibrant marketing and events program including trunk shows with California jewelry designers, fundraisers with local schools and animal shelters, wholesale sample sale events with local reps, and expanded store hours complete with individual shopping hours throughout the holiday season. We’ve launched Columbine Style, our version of a design service allowing customers to use and find new purpose for those things every house already has.
We’ve successfully weathered wildfires, a pandemic, riots, closures, supply chain issues and have come out of all of that more nimble,
allowing us to be successful in what for most retailers is a challenging market.
We’ve been blessed with a knowledgeable, dedicated staff, many of whom have been with us for many years, all having an instrumental hand in Columbine’s ongoing growth.
You, our loyal customers, have been a major part of Columbine’s success. Your regular visits to see what’s new has kept us always changing and aspiring to keep things fresh. Many of you have become store friends, sharing news of new homes, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and countless birthdays. We’ve had the privilege of watching your lives unfold which has been a complete pleasure that I feel lucky to have experienced.
We’ve created what we think is 32 years of good will with some of the most committed supporters we could wish for.
It’s my hope to find new owners who will respect what we’ve built and carry on these valuable relationships-inevitably in their own way. If you or someone you know might be interested in buying Columbine Home, please click Buyers Guide
below for information on how to submit a proposal. If you’d like to respond to this news you can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to accomplish the sale by end of April.
With best Regards, Michelle Sandler
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