Change Coming Spring 2016 for Our Tenth Anniversary

vernThis is our tenth anniversary, change is part of the fun for the future at Imagine! 

Imagine! opened in May 2006. There have been many meaningful experiences at the shop, the most important is getting to know the many wonderful friends we have made over the years.

There has also been on-going change. We started with a coffee shop-café with a knit and bead shop, classes and a few gifts. Then we closed the café and added more and more artisan crafted gifts.

This season, we are doing some remodeling that we feel will make the shop even better( pictured is Vern Johnson, working very hard on our new floor). We  are also shifting our focus in our tenth year. We will not have classes or sell yarn and beads, though it was fun and we loved it. There are so many great places to find these items and instructions locally and on line that didn’t exist when we opened. Every day we are listing more and more yarn and needle/notions and books from our inventory on our Ebay store at  great discounts.  You can shop these bargains if  you  click “Shop” on our website. You can also access our Etsy store that way.

The Future

I am so enthusiastic about a new direction for us. We will be focusing on hand-crafted American  gifts, jewelry,  art-to wear, pottery, glass, one-of-a-kind items. These have been featured at Imagine! since the beginning but we are expanding our offerings. We will have more from studios in Chautauqua county and throughout the US and Canada. In addition, we will continue to have Fair Trade items. We are very excited to share our fresh 2016 finds with you this season starting May 13! If you have questions or comments please add them below. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back  to Imagine! during  the village-wide annual Bemus is Blooming event May13-15 2016.