Some of you may know that I lost my mom unexpectedly last October. The importance of connecting with family if you can weighs heavily on me right now so I’ve decided to do the completely anti capitalistic thing and close the shop on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday so that my family and I can travel 7 hours to be with those dearest to us and not stress about rushing back.
Will this decision be hard on the bank account? Absolutely!
Will the store need strategic support from patrons to shop with us when the store reopens on November 30th? Hell yeah!
Will this probably become our annual tradition. Yep. 😀
This is what shopping with small family businesses means. Sometimes we must take a break from the expectations of how to do business and care for ourselves even when it means a loss of income. I’ve been watching #8DollarCEO crash and burn #44Billion and I decided that I’m gonna do business the wrong way too - but for all the right reasons.
Thanksgivng Week Hours
Come and see us on Tuesday November 22nd from
10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday November 23rd from
10 am to 2 pm.
Afterwards we will take a break and will re-open on Wednesday November 30th.
Please note that we are fully stocked with all of your Thanksgiving packaging needs AND Christmas season tools and ingredients to make your favorite treats. AND gifts for your favorite baker (If that’s you get in here and pick yourself out something nice!)
Speaking of gifts - our 12 days of Christmas Advent Calendar is live at www.CakewalkChicago.com and contains the cutest bespoke sprinkle blends and gifts guaranteed to bring smiles to your favorite baker. (Traditional, Naughty Baker and For the Culture themes)
Be on the look out for a few more surprise releases too!
I've been thinking about sneaking in some December workshop fun. (Holiday Cake? Chocolate Houses? Cookie Decorating for Beginners?) If your think you might be interested in attending something in December or into the new year. please let us know your interest by replying to this email.
The Cake Lady Chef Lori