The Fat Finch has now officially gone from “bricks” to “clicks”. We closed our bricks and mortar store on October 19. By October 31 we had everything packed up and put into storage. (We won’t mention what an ordeal that was, but anyone who has moved a household or the inventory of a store knows the drill.) The Fat Finch is expanding and we’re adding lots of new products in anticipation of the holidays.
We are about to embark on the first in a series of new adventures—we’re heading to Harlingen Texas to be a vendor at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival which takes place from November 6-10. Our car is packed to the gills with goodies to sell, so if you’re planning to attend that event or are in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by. It will be like visiting our actual store, just in a smaller version. Lots of finely selected merchandise that will fit easily into your suitcase will be for sale.
The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival is one of the finest birding festivals in the country. Take a look at the festival program and you’ll see some of the reasons we’re excited to be there. We’ve been in that part of the country once before and were thrilled to see our first green jay, great kiskadee, crested caracara and many other birds (especially shorebirds) that we’ve never seen before. And any time you can see an aplomado falcon is, by itself, a reason to get excited. We’ll be back with more posts from the Festival and our trip.
We’re planning to do some post-retail store reading too (for a change!) And what more appropriate book to take along on our trip than The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.