Monday, June 16, 2014

Jonathan Embroidery - Where'd ya go?

Walking along 38th Street today, I stumbled past the address of Jonathan Embroidery, but...

something felt different.

Three of us, strangers to each other, but district regulars, apparently, all did the same double-take before turning around and doubling back to see what was going on.  

Was Jonathan Embroidery gone?

What was once a front crowded window, full of embellished, sparkly things, labels, patches, etc., looked like one large window, with only one entrance to the brightly lit full space, with today's bright sunlight creating a powerful glare.  Were they clearing out?

On the sidewalk in front of the door, a small sign with orange lettering and a few small arrows, indicating Jonathan Embroidery is still inside!

Upon entering the space, you will see that the left side of the store is still going strong, with a long line of people with  buttonhole and other specialty requests in their usual position.  It seemed the merchandise wall was much leaner.  I know the front window had been cleared out entirely.

Looks like a renovation, or possibly an expansion(?), but the few staffers on hand were too busy for questions.  I breathed a sigh of relief, and moved on... 




9 comments:

  1. I was over there the other day and the construction workers were working on the outside of the building. Since there was still a line inside, I figured the building was just doing an upgrade.

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    1. Yesterday was unusual because the sunlight made it look bare before closer inspection. Wow, I'd be upset if they disappeared!

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  2. Their new name seems to be "Jonathan Embroidery Plus" so I figure they're expanding to accommodate the "plus."

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    1. I did notice the "plus" when I looked at the website yesterday, but there was no further information. I did think the same thing, though. I suggest we all take turns running in and screaming "TELL US! WHAT'S THE PLUS???!!!!"

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  3. Thank goodness they are still there. I have plans for them when I finally make my trench coat!

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  4. OHTHANKGOD! You had me worried for a second!

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  5. Three of us, strangers to each other, but district regulars, apparently, all did the same double-take before turning around and doubling back to see what was going on. read more

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  6. Glad to hear the store is still operating. sewing embroidery

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    1. Yup. I was just in there this weekend!

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