After over a decade in Stittsville, Dragon’s Lair Beads is moving to Almonte at the end of the summer.
“With our lease being up at the end of August we started giving some thought to what type of environment we would like to be in. On Iber we do not have any businesses like ours and a mall did not seem right either,” says Nicola Shute, one of the owners.
“We started thinking about Almonte as it has a main street that has a number of boutiques, restaurants, quilting stores and a variety of other arts businesses. It also has a fibre museum (the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum) and many special events such as Puppets Up (this weekend). All these together seem to be a good fit for our bead business. We will continue to give classes in jewelry making and give advice on design techniques for special event jewelry.”
The store is holding a customer appreciation day at their Iber Road location on Saturday, August 22 with giveaways, discounts and treats. Their last day will be Sunday, August 23, then they’re closed for packing and planning to re-open in Almonte in early September. The new store will be in the Heritage Mall at the bottom of Mill Street. They’ll be posting information and updates on their Facebook page and their website at www.dragonslairbeads.com.
The Iber Road store was the store’s third location in Stittsville. The original store was in a couple of locations on Main Street for three years, before moving to Iber Road, where it’s been for almost a decade.
Dragon’s Lair isn’t the only long-time business closing later this month. Bits and Baits on Stittsville Main Street also announced this week that they’re closing at the end of the month. We’ll have more on that soon on StittsvilleCentral.ca.