1 November 2017, Gordon Bell bought the Bedford Sewing Center from Sue Martin. Sue had decided earlier in the year that she was going to either sell or close the shop by the first of the year. In that time, Gordon built inventory and started some initiatives that greatly benefited the store. Unfortunately, those efforts were NOT enough to off-set the disruption due to the cities construction next door and use of the parking lot as a materials yard, the closing the street all the time.
The opportunity to rent the new building presented itself. After consideration of the impact of construction activities and benefits of the new location, we decided to make the move.