I was saddened to hear that Shopgirls‘ lease negotiations fell through with landlord First Washington Realty (the out of town company that owns a large chunk of real estate along 63rd St just east of Wornall). According to the Kansas City Star, owner Katy Hamilton wanted to remain in her longtime location at 6245 Brookside Plaza, near Foos and 5B Candle, but First Washington would not allow her to stay past the lease expiration date of Nov. 30. Shopgirls has been in business over ten years, and is known for it’s wide variety of women’s clothing and accessories that one can’t find in a typical big box department store. And of course, the personal service was warm, sincere and friendly.
Fortunately, local Brookside landlord Joe Zwillenberg offered Katy a pop up space to serve her customers during the busy holiday shopping season. Starting today (12/7/17), find Shopgirls at 6304 Brookside Plaza, right above Mr Goodcents. Hours through December are Thursdays 4-8pm, and 2-8pm Friday and Saturday.
You can also find unique gift items and accessories at Katy’s other Brookside shop, Hamilton, at 6215 Oak.
Thank you for shopping locally owned Brookside and Waldo businesses!