Just kitten around, I mean Happy Hanukat! No matter how you and your family choose to celebrate, your friends at The Rusty Crickett wish you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2020.
For us, this year has been a non-stop whirlwind of activity and change as we've double down on the vision we set when we acquired the business back in 2018.
The three biggest changes/improvements we made for you over the course of 2019 were:
- We moved the shop to our new Downtown Bradenton location at 1304 6th Ave W, which required a complete re-design and build out and as you can imagine was a huge undertaking! We made this change to secure more floor space and provide an open and airy shopping experience. Most importantly though, the move allowed us to provide easy dedicated parking options to our customers, a major pain point at our previous location.
- We've doubled the number of items we have on the shop floor and added over 10 new local artisans whom we work with regularly and feature prominently in the shop. Now customers have an even greater selection of gifts to choose from, the majority of which have a unique human story to be told.
- We launched our web store in November, giving our customers an opportunity to shop from home, wherever home may be. Since we purchased the shop, we've consistently heard from customers - especially snowbirds and tourists - wanting to shop The Crickett when they go home. We're committed to building up our web store capabilities over the next year and providing the same great customer experience you receive in the shop, online. We encourage you to check us out - www.rustycrickett.com
You, our customers help shape and drive the future evolution of The Rusty Crickett. What would you like to see at The Crickett in 2020? We'd love to hear your suggestions - be sure to drop us a line at Rusty@rustycrickett.com!