But at least Dovecote is not going away entirely.
Last night, Sarah Kaplan — owner of the popular, eclectic home and jewelry store, on Post Road East underneath Toquet Hall — posted this news on social media:
Seventeen years after starting Dovecote, I’ve decided to take it in a new, smaller direction.
Many factors have led to this decision. The most important being a mother to my two sons, Henry and Samuel. Raising them is the main priority in my life.
Over the past few years, I have struggled to find a balance and I realized that something had to give. I need to realign my life so my work life is smaller, less stressful, and hopefully more fulfilling.
I love Dovecote and its spirit will continue, but in a smaller way so I have more time to spend with my family, friends, and doing other things that bring me happiness.
This has been the hardest decision of my “business” life but I know it’s the right one. It is bittersweet to say the least. The main Dovecote “home” store will close this month. Dovecote Jewelry will remain open and will evolve into something new and exciting.
I want to thank all of Dovecote’s customers. So many of you have been with us since we opened in September 2002. I also want to thank the incredible Dovecote store team, who are both friends and co-workers.
Finally, I am grateful to all of our amazing vendors and would like to especially thank our landlord, Rand Real Estate. Every business owner should be so lucky to have a landlord as supportive as they have been.
Now for the details…
Dovecote will run a store-wide closing sale starting Wednesday March 6 at 10 a.m. All merchandise will be 50% off.
Please come by! We have lots of great furniture, lighting, accessories, art, gifts, books, jewelry, and more.
And just to be clear, Dovecote Jewelry will remain open, as small and as beautiful as ever.
(Hat tip: Marcy Sansolo)