Last week Trudy and I decided one evening after dinner to get out of the house and grab a cup of coffee somewhere. We had to pick up some photo prints from our local Walgreens for Jeremy our son who is in Iraq. Anyway our local town has one Starbucks, which Trudy does not like, as she often feels the coffee is burnt. so we were hunting around and decided to see if a local bar/restaurant might have somewhere to sit and grab a coffee. We drive in to the parking lot and whilst we are parking notice this new store.
It is a new pet store, only a few have opened in our area and the plan we learnt is to open them elsewhere. it was great, brightly lit, and when we entered the store we were greeted by a cheery and happy member of the staff. It did not look like a pet store, it looked like a boutique, with bright primary colors and gifts of all sorts for the loves of your life.
We had no intention of spending any money, we went in simply to look. within minutes we were gathering things in our arms to buy for our cat, for our son's dog and i even bought things for client's dogs. It was a great experience, the store is really different and worht a visit. it is located in Paoli next door to the Post Office.
But this is what amazed me. I wanted to blog about this store, it was so unusual, and so much fun I went back to see if I could take some photographs to share the experience with you and encourage customers and frineds to visit and enjoy. So I ask one of the sales staff explaining I am a local Realtor and that I want to blog about the store and share my experience and can I take some photographs. I mean this is the best advertising you can get, word of mouth bragging about your store. "I have to call head office," was her response. After several minutes she says, "No. We are such an unusual store and there is no where else like this we don't want any photographs taken." So I am sorry, no photos to share with you.
So all weekend, I have been thinking about this. I cannot understand this mentality. I mean a competitor can walk in and see for themselves what the store looks like. So I was not going to blog about this great store, but frankly it is a great store, worth a visit and even if the store cannot understand marketing it should not hold you back from visiting and enjoying the place, It is called Cutter's Place in the Paoli village Shops next door to the Post office. I am not sure of the hours but we stopped by one evening as I said and they were open.
We never did get a coffee because the bar/restaurant just did not look like the place where we wanted be and we had our new pet toys to take home. Oh and my client's dogs loved their treats, a great hit and a perfect reason for stop by and say hi.