As shared in our newsletter sent today we have, after careful consideration, taking into account health and safety, made the decision to close our tiny shops in both Bloor West Village and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Below are a few words from our two Store Managers, Alison and Wendy as well our Founder and Owner, Natacha.
From Alison, Store Manager Niagara-on-the-Lake
Maison Apothecare in NOTL has truly been a beautiful, healthy and rare little shop to manage & work in! I will dearly miss all of our wonderful customers, who have loyally supported us by choosing our pure, natural products, lovingly formulated by Natacha , our Founder and CEO! It's been such a pleasure meeting every one of you and sharing your life's experiences and stories with me. Thank you for filling my life at Maison with joy.
From Wendy, Store Manager Bloor West Village
It is with mixed emotions that the staff of Maison Apothecare says farewell to Bloor West Village. While we are proud of our success over the past four years and excited about the new plans afoot, we are sad to leave this bustling community.
Our small team has become a family and it has been an honour to work with these thoughtful, knowledgeable, and talented women.
Thank you to the neighbouring businesses and the BIA who have been both encouraging and generous over the years.
And finally, a heartfelt thank you to our customers, all of whom have become friends. The residents of Bloor West Village are dedicated to shopping locally, supporting small business, and protecting the environment. Their commitment to these principles allowed our little store to thrive.
From Natacha, Our Founder
"All good things must come to an end" - proverb from 1300's. The journey of having 2 cute little Maison Apothecare stores filled with my products is an experience I will always look back on fondly. From renovating each shop with my family to introducing the locals to my company and creations, I would walk in and feel like dreams can come true. While I was hesitant to get into the retail environment it turned out to be far more successful and gratifying than I could have imagined. My 2 wonderful managers, Wendy and Alison, looked after my shops and our customers as though they were their "babies" and by doing so allowed me to expand my own family. It is with a tremendous amount of gratitude and love to all of our staff and customers that we say goodbye to a wonderful retail adventure. "For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning" - T.S. Elliot
I can't wait to share the next chapter of our company with you. Stay tuned!