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Every other week, Jennifer Mankins, owner of the Bird boutiques, tells us about the new 2,500-square-foot store on Grand Street in Williamsburg that she’s getting ready to open. Up this week: a soft opening pop-up shop TODAY!
Despite a nap-inducing national holiday with lots requisite family time, we have managed to complete an insane amount of work over the last two weeks, and are opening half the store TODAY in the form of a holiday pop-up shop. Don’t get me wrong, it is still a major work in progress, but we are down to the fine details on the Grand Street side (missing light fixtures, cash/wrap under cabinets, dressing room and office doors etc.) and can now make a major push to finish the North 1st Street side by the end of December. A very big thank you to Bill Dorvillier, my contractor, and everyone on his crew, and of course Ole, Sarah, and Mark from Ole Sondressen’s office. We would not be opening on time without their tireless work and their above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty commitment to this project. I have never said this before, and have only heard it said once or twice by anyone, but I love my team and would highly recommend them to anyone and will miss working with them when this project is finally finished. (more…)