31 March 2009

Oh come on man!

I got the following message from a Whittard email :

Whittard Stores in US have closed
You may have heard that the Whittard tea store at Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA has closed. The parent company, Whittard of Chelsea, UK went through some restructuring and one of the things they did was to close all the Whittard US stores. Whittard UK is still in business and continues to market their products. If you want to buy more of their fine tea, hot chocolate, or ceramics, see below.

Okay, they never made it to New York, but it was nice just to be able to visit them when I went to Boston, and to know they were only a bus ride away. In fact, I was hoping that like Lush, they would eventually make it to NY, but no.....

I'm sad. Topshop coming to Soho really soon is not making me feel better. I also feel bad for the nice girls that worked in Feneuil Hall; they were really helpful and taught me the proper pronunciation for Whit-tard. I hope they found another job somewhere - is Lush hiring?

I'll get over this; give me time. At least I still have two of their teas left. Now I only have the myriads of online and nearby tea companies to get my teas and infusions from. Darn.


Bonnie said...

Yeah, even though there weren't any Whittard's in NY, it was nice to know there were at least some in the US. Oh well, guess you'll just have to take a trip to the UK ;)

Anonymous said...

That is so frustrating! I appreciate online stores, I do, but they can't replace that moment when I step into a shop and just inhale the scents.

Love your header by the way!

sandy said...

Have you been to Costa Rica?

Catherine said...

No, never been.