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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Gowanus Souvenir Shop To Close Its Doors At The End Of The Month To Embark On "Next New Adventure"


Owner Ute Zimmermann in front of her Gowanus Souvenir Shop on Union Street 
The Gowanus Souvenir Shop just announced that it will close its doors at 567 Union Street at the end of January to concentrate on its "next big adventure."
Thankfully, the closing of the store does not mean the end to the wonderful, quirky Gowanus merchandise created by the Souvenir Shop. The owners are going to continue to make their wares available online and will partner with other retailers.

The announcement by owner Ute Zimmerman reads:
After four wonderful years of running a storefront, the Gowanus Souvenir Shop is closing its shop doors January 31.
Starting next month we will concentrate exclusively on concocting new Gowanus Souvenir Editions, online sales, getting our products into other stores, and partnering with local organizations on Gowanusy projects.

When we first came up with the idea of the Gowanus Souvenir Shop it was going to be a four-month project. Over four amazing YEARS later we cannot begin to express how much we enjoyed everybody who wandered into our shop, laughed at our jokes, told us their Gowanus stories, sat on our bench, and stuck their head (or their pets) through our faceboard.

We know you are sad, but don't fret! You can still get your Gowanus Fix without getting Gonorrhea. Here's how:
1. Come by the shop before January 31. We have lots of stuff on sale and a very special gift for purchases over $50.

2. Shop at From Here to Sunday which is taking over our shop location and will continue to sell many of your favorite Gowanus Souvenirs!
Please support them and Even Keel!

3. Shop online at gowanussouvenir.com

4. Find Gowanus Souvenirs at a growing number of wonderful local shops, including:

Brooklyn Museum Gift Shop, and  Artists & Craftsman (Interested in stocking us? Get in touch! shop@gowanussouvenir.com)

5. Follow us on Instagram to get the latest news.

Still can't find what you are looking for?

Email us and we will let you know where to find everything else.

Continued good luck, Ute! We will miss the shop but are excited to hear more about your new adventures

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it can become a high priced french clothing store that makes it clothes from spaghetti donuts?