We'd like to share not only our "story" with you, but all the blessings we've received throughout our journey. If you're interested in knowing more about our history, our family and Christian values, and most importantly, the multitude of blessings we've received, keep reading!
In 2005, Annie's Attic obtained the space of about three thousand sq. feet, located in the Evergreen Shopping Center on Shelbyville Road. The Lord continued to bless Annie's Attic, and we grew by leaps and bounds. We needed more square footage, but there was no way we could expand in the existing center as there was just no space available.
Soon after realizing we needed more space, we opened a second location in Middletown Plaza, gaining an ADDITIONAL three thousand sq. ft. of space, so we literally had two locations just one block apart. And once again, the Lord kept blessing us and we kept growing!
After praying for long periods of time, both individually and as a family, God made it very clear that Annie's Attic needed to move yet again. We then relocated and consolidated both of the previous locations to the Eastgate Shopping Center (also in Middletown), where we had a total of fourteen thousand sq. feet. We were thrilled with our much larger location!
Annie's Attic continued to grow and it was clear that we would soon need more space! As we prayed for our next steps with Annie's, we re-signed our lease at the Eastgate Shopping Center! However, God's plans were not our own...
During the summer of 2015, Annie's received some unexpected news. To our surprise, there was some interest for our space in the shopping center from a national chain. Even though we had lots of time left on our lease, Annie's was put on alert that we would possibly have to leave our Eastgate location as a national chain may assume our space (which was legally allowed in our lease).
We prayed for God's hand to be in the situation and asked Him to guide our steps. As the year progressed, we hadn't heard any news one way or the other about our location space. And then, right before Christmas in 2015, we received a letter explaining that we had until March 1, 2016 to leave our home that we loved so much in the Eastgate Shopping Center.
We were devastated by the news, but were also offered a new location space. The new shopping center was five miles away and no longer in Middletown -- located in the Plainview Village Shopping Center!
As we prayed, we also looked for a new home. Annie's wanted to stay in Middletown, but that was not God's will. Throughout our prayers, God was not opening any other doors, besides Plainview! Some doors were actually slammed in our face (not literally).
In the Bible, Jonah was given a command to go to Nineveh. However, Jonah had other plans and fled from The Lord. To get Jonah's attention, God allowed a whale to swallow him.
Annie's was not swallowed by a whale, but when we poured into prayer, God was making it clear: the Plainview Village Shopping Center was our new home!
We give all the glory to God through that situation as we've continued to be blessed! Moving to Plainview was not our plan, but it was God's plan all along! We've been incredibly excited about our new adventure at the Plainview Center and have been able to expand our location space to accommodate not only the furniture and accessories type items we had in Middletown, but we've totally blown out our eBay store as well as launched this online store, opened Annie's Attic Too (our clothing, jewelry and accessories boutique), and so much more!
And once again, blessings continue to flow upon us...we just signed the lease to open our 2nd location BACK IN MIDDLETOWN and we're headed to the Village Square Shopping Center -- opening this Fall (2017)!
Our journey continues and we can't wait to see what God has in store for us next! IT IS BECAUSE OF GOD THAT WE CONTINUE TO GROW AND WE THANK HIM FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS HE POURS ON OUR FAMILY AND EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH ANNIE'S ATTIC! HALLELUJAH!
ANNIE'S ATTIC COMMITMENT TO YOU:
Our commitment is to take care of you, our valued customer. Annie's Attic would love to be there for your first home and baby nurseries, to your children's college dorm rooms, downsizing to a smaller home, to yours or your family member's estate.
We want to be a part of your life as well as your family, from the very beginning and throughout each stage, and hope your experience and the treasures you find in our store is as great as the the blessings we've had along our journey.
Thank you for your patronage and may God bless you and your family.
Plainview Village Shopping Center:
9902 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY. 40223
Village Square Shopping Center (COMING FALL 2017)
11804 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243