Well! 2020 has certainly thrown us for a loop, hasn't it? As much as we love seeing customers in person at our shop, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors to the public until Covid-19 is eradicated. This means we will most likely be closed for the summer. Alewives Fabrics will still offer curbside pickup for local customers on internet orders (just place your order online and wait for a phone call from us confirming your order has been filled, then come and pick up your items anytime between 10 and 4 Tuesday through Thursday) and there will be no disruption to internet orders or clubs. What brought us to this decision? Our owner is immunocompromised. As much as Rhea loves to sit behind the counter and chat with everyone and hopefully turn you into an English paper-piecer, she can't risk contracting Covid-19. In addition to her health challenges, the store is operating on the smallest staff we've ever had, and most of our children, including Rhea and Oliver's son Bert, are home for the summer without child care. Operating on an internet-only basis not only keeps us safer, it gives us the flexibility to balance work and family during the age of Covid-19. This is not a permanent change! It's a temporary solution until we can safely welcome you all back into our big red barn. Because as much as we love sending those brown paper packages tied up with string out in the mail, it will never be the same as seeing your smiling faces in person. We know you will be disappointed by this turn of events and we're disappointed by it, too. Please stay home, wear a mask, stay healthy and stay safe so we can all be together again soon!
Rhea and all of the ladies at Alewives
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