Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Big News

Well, it's been just about 40 weeks since I made the initial announcement about the uncertain future of Mothersville. Since then, not a week has gone by that I haven't been asked what was going to happen to the store. I was told, over and over again, that Mothersville simply couldn't close. I was overwhelmed by the reaction of our customers, from the playgroup regulars to one-time buyers, who repeatedly told me how important the store had been during their own early mothering experiences.

Out of all these mamas, one stepped forward and offered her time, ideas and resources to keep Mothersville going. It is with colossal delight that I announce that Melissa Sweazy will be partnering up as the new co-owner of Mothersville. A Memphis native graciously returned to us by the City of Angels, Melissa brings a Southerner's wit and charm curled up around a left coast artistic sensibility, and best of all, a deep and true desire to help out the new mamas of Memphis. She, babygirl Harlow and husband Caleb are fairly new to the Memphis parenting scene, but are eagerly throwing themselves at the mercy of Midtown. She is jumping right in and splitting time from here on in, so please be sure to stop by and say hello to her. And thank you, thank you, thank you.

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