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Sugar Beet Station moving online

 

August 24, 2016

Courtesy photo This paper flower is just some of the many creative items that will continue to be sold online through Sugar Beet Station.

Sugar Beet Station will soon leave the brick and mortar business world to focus more on the online business.

Owner Erin Brooke said that the reason for the shift is an increase in costs of having a storefront.

“It’s morphing into something else,” Brooke said. “The physical store itself won’t be here, but I’ll still be taking special orders on the creative parts that we do.”

The store has been open for four years, with Brooke focusing on creative paper artwork.

“Everything you can think of with paper,” Brooke said. “If it’s paper, I can do it. We do a lot of custom things per people’s requests.”

She makes flowers and jewelry, both custom and standard, that will now be available only online.

The sites Brooke will be using to sell her wares are Facebook and Etsy, an e-commerce website that focuses on handmade and vintage items.

“It means that you can offer something that no one else can,” Brooke said. “It gives the customer a way to have their own ideas crafted into something.”

Brooke said that she will continue to offer crafting sets and hold classes once she finds a different location.

The store itself will be open through the end of the month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

“We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty here,” Brooke said. “Those will be the hours until we run out of merchandise or the end of the month.”

Brooke said that she has been busy so far and most of the items in stock are gone, but custom orders are still coming. She can be reached at 720-491-0676.

“I really want to say thank you to the community for the years of support,” Brooke said. “We’ll be around, just not with a storefront in Niwot. It’s still convenient for customers that order things. They can contact me and I can meet them somewhere.”

 

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