TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – After 22 years of calling Tallahassee house, an area mother and pop store is now closing their doorways.
However, as an alternative of feeling disappointment on the ending of a chapter, they’re reflecting on the entire good occasions.
They’re grateful to the group for supporting them alongside the best way.
Whenever you stroll into Cape Harbor, you might be greeted by a furry face named River and co-owners Scott and Suzy Megary.
The pair settled down in Tallahassee and birthed a ardour, a storefront promoting reels, flys, and residential decor.
Scott Megary talked about their historical past: “We had Blue Abaco in 99 after which Cape Harbor in 2011, so ten years now. We simply have a love for fly fishing and touring everywhere in the world, so we simply thought we’d do that as properly.”
Their best accomplishment was not the gross sales, however assembly pleasant faces and giving again to those that have supported them for therefore lengthy.
“Simply assembly all of these group folks has made us really feel that now we have been capable of give to the financial system right here,” shared co-owner Suzy. “It’s been realizing that having a small enterprise comparable to we do, may also assist the group.”
Nevertheless it has not all the time been clean crusing.
Scott says the delivery of Amazon and on-line retailers have slowly damage enterprise and it has solely worsened via the years.
“Now we have seen the nice occasions and using this out until the bitter finish,” shared Scott, “It’s been fascinating. Yeah, it’s unhappy to see it go.”
What was as soon as an ‘Open’ signal outdoors of their storefront now reads ‘Out of Enterprise’.
Scott acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic has induced this Capital Metropolis favourite to say goodbye.
“We tried to hold in there so long as we may, hoping each month it could get higher and higher. We went via Christmas and site visitors by no means actually picked again up,” Scott defined.
Whereas there are heavy hearts, the Megarys simply need others to spend their cash buying small.
Suzy hopes that fellow mother and pop’s can carry on promoting.
“Simply attempt to discover these outlets which have distinctive shops which have these gadgets you may’t discover wherever else…and attempt to preserve that group really feel going,” she mentioned.
Whereas it’s an finish of 1 chapter, this household is pleased to have made their mark and hope to sometime accomplish that once more.
Suzy says that their subsequent step is that they hope to open an Etsy store and promote a few of their customized handmade items on there.
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