Boutique Purchased Historic Flatiron Building Transforming It Into A Yarn Haven
Popular yarn boutique fibre space, today announced they have officially landed in their new Alexandria location. In July, owner Danielle Romanetti purchased 1319 Prince Street the only known historic flatiron building in the city that sits at the corner of Commerce Street, Prince Street and West Street. The building use to be Royal Studios.
Located just 1.5 blocks from their former King Street current location, the two story shop will still include their vast technicolor of yarn selections, brands and yarn related accessories. The new space has a fun children’s play area so yarn lovers can shop while children play. Customers will enjoy the expanded yarn help bar and better set up space for electric ball winders.
An open air staircase leads to the second floor and a beautiful view of the exposed brick detail where the space will be used for large groups, community gatherings, movie nights, yarn tastings and more. The second floor also features two private classrooms.
As part of the building purchase and the commitment to community, fibre space™ partnered with the City of Alexandria to adopt the public space in front of the building. The boutique is in the process of updating the public space so it is inviting for small community gatherings, an outdoor space for knitters to bring their crafting outside and create unique place-making events for those who live and work in the neighborhood.
“Purchasing our own building was the next natural step for the shop. We’ve enjoyed steady sales volume since an initial growth period, and I felt that we were better served by investing in property rather than continuing to pay rent. My husband and I have no intentions of leaving the Alexandria area, so it made sense to throw down some roots in our commercial district.”
Earlier this year, the store and owner Danielle Romanetti was featured on MSNBC discussing her booming business, the yarn community movement, and why she will not and does not need to sell online to be successful. (Link)
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