If you know me well, you know that my dream is to own a clothing boutique. I think about it all the time and even dream about it..I've considered starting from scratch or even owning a franchise. Obviously this dream will not happen any time soon, because there is A LOT of money involved, of which financially is impossible right now.
A few years ago, I was researching owning a business and the different opportunities involved, and I stumbled upon Apricot Lane and fell in love. I could totally see myself owning this store and making it successful in Wichita, KS, without a doubt. It's a franchise boutique clothing store and is popping up all over the country. At the time they were in the process of opening one in Kansas City so I had considered multiple times going up to talk to the owner of the Kansas City boutique to get some information. I read the entire site through and through and knew everything that was entailed in opening the franchise..so I presented my plan to Pat...and got shut down pretty quickly. Sigh... and that was kind of the end of that.
Fast forward a few years.
Thursday I ran to the Gap to exchange something and low and behold saw a sign around the corner right next to Yia Yia's, Apricot Lane- opening Spring of 2013. I was with Pat at the time and screamed STOP...and I said OMG LOOK, he of course was like what the heck is wrong with you, and when he saw the sign he instantly knew what I was talking about...I just can't believe it. That could totally have been me. It's exactly where I would have even put the store.
So the point to all of this, TAKE CHANCES AND FOLLOW YOUR HEART.
I wish the store the best of luck, and hope that it succeeds and Wichita welcomes it nicely.