Illustration by Emily Brooks Designs
The time has come to say thank you and goodbye.
After nearly five years of business, Port of Raleigh will be closing our storefront and online operations on August 30. Your support, enthusiasm, and patronage made this dream-store possible and we are eternally grateful. We would not have stayed in business this long without you!
I made the decision last year to prioritize family; with our lease ending this fall and Covid-19 upon us, the time is now. I became mom to our first daughter at the same time Port of Raleigh was born. The first few years felt like a never ending roller coaster ride as I learned to simultaneously navigate and nurture two new worlds. We now have a second daughter and with my feet firmly on the ground, I’m excited to pursue new opportunities with family and career.
I’ve learned so much about the ins-and-outs of building, owning, and operating every detail of a retail store and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished. I speak on behalf of our team in saying that we will miss our in-store moments, connections, and conversations. We are so lucky to have witnessed your own evolutions from graduations to new jobs, from engagements to growing families.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to create, play, and grow in this bright space with you.
I wanted so badly to have a big closing/thank you party with hugs all around, but we’ll have to make the best of these strange times. Join us on Instagram as we look back at all of the fun we’ve had at 416 S. McDowell St. and of course, info on our closing sale that begins August 1(!).
It has been an honor and a pleasure. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!