Studio 7 "downsizing" or Closing?
Original post made by regular of downtown on May 28, 2009
on May 29, 2009 at 7:37 am
I have been in Studio 7 a few times. One time looking, and willing to buy, a gift. They were so rude and gave me the impression they didn't think I could afford to shop in their store. I guess to them jeans and a sweatshirt means you don't have money.
Needless to say I walked out and didn't buy anything. Went elsewhere and spent my allocated $500 in a store that seemed to appreciate the business.
on May 29, 2009 at 7:41 am
I've been in there several times to purchase sometimes reflective of the area's landscapes or streetscapes. I have never had one person ask me if they can help me.
This was probably only a $100-$200 purchase, but at least it was a purchase.
I found the item I was looking for in another local shop for much less. Paid off for me that I was ignored during my shopping sessions.
Don't judge a book by it's cover sales folks. And that $100 purchase might just be the first of many.
on May 29, 2009 at 9:51 am
I've been in there many times and have a number of small purchases. Yes, they don't run up to you and ask if you need help, but that's a good thing sometimes. I enjoy looking and get absorbed in ArtFul items, not needing someone to fawn over me while I am doing so. I have been asked if I need help or have any questions on a certain artist. Every Store or Gallery has a personality and staff has a strategy it is sometimes misread. I enjoy the staff and appreciate their Gallery, but in these times everyone is under stress and downsizing is better than closing all together. I hope they are able to stay. They have items that sell from, what I've seen $50 on up, excellent quality, and great gifts. I'd rather shop downtown than have to run to the mall. Perhaps if you wear a smile others will greet you with a smile.