The last 4 years have been quite a ride for Camp Wool, from Covid shutdowns to a building being sold, to searching for new locations and then the BIG move up north. Along the way all of you have been so patient, helpful and so welcoming no matter the location! I can’t thank all of you enough for the support and your patronage.
Well, here at Camp Wool we don’t seem to have a 7-year itch but a 2-year itch! I have all along hoped to find a building that would be just the right fit and allow us to properly maintain and protect all the beautiful work and merchandise we have assembled over the years. Well, the time has come, and the right property became available to purchase so once again and I can unequivocally say for the last time: we are moving!
This new location will allow me to spend time with my family and friends down south, something I have dearly missed since leaving the area. We will still maintain our home up North for the eventual planned retirement and many happy visits as we truly love Downeast Maine!
Here’s what you need to know about the new location, timing of the move, a few sales and next steps!
New Location – Hollis Center, ME
The new location of the store is 36 Main Street, Hollis Center Maine. It is a standalone building with ample parking and lots of great light and large upstairs classrooms. We are currently doing some minor renovations to make it the best it can be! We will provide some teaser photos as work progresses! Conveniently located right on Route 35 and just blocks from Route 202 there are many routes with NO traffic you can take to get to the new location! For a frame of reference, it is approximately 20 miles NW from the old store in Downtown Kennebunk. The store is smaller than our last two locations but not by much and I promise we will have everything you’ve seen at prior locations with lots of our usual fresh new merchandise and samples for you to enjoy!
Current Location – Milbridge, ME
Our store remains open this fall into early winter here in Milbridge. I’ll be honest and say that an exact close date has not yet been made. However, we will likely close at this location sometime late November or early December. Candidly, the date will be based on winter and how quickly it sets in this year. As soon as I finalize a date, we will of course post.
Please take note to make room we will be selling some fixtures and a few things are going to be on sale just during the next few months. So, if you're in the area please stop by and look. Note: wool and wool products will not be discounted. Here are a few of the specials we will be offering starting, Wednesday, October 5:
All antiques will be 30% off
All cotton on the bolt will be 20% off with select bolts up to 50% off!
All cross stitch patterns are 20% off
All punch needle patterns are 20% off
Store fixtures – hit and miss most will be moved to antique area but please inquire.
Next Steps/Timing of the New Store Opening:
The store in Milbridge remains open in October our usual Wednesday through Saturday’s with the exception of the week of October 17 in which we will be closed but vending at the Cocheco Quilt Show on Saturday, Oct. 22nd and Sunday, October 23 in Rochester, New Hampshire. We will be open in November our usual days of Wednesday through Saturday with the exception of Thanksgiving week. Look for updates closer to Thanksgiving for dates and times we will be open during that holiday.
The new store will open sometime early spring. Could be mid-February to early March! Much will depend on the weather and getting those desired improvements done and of course moving the merchandise in! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for up to the minute news on the Grand Reopening at the new location!
We wish to thank all of you for keeping track of us and when you can coming for a visit. To our friends and loyal customers down south we look forward to seeing many of you again and look forward to serving you in a new and improved peaceful version of Camp Wool in Hollis Center, Maine!
All the best to you and your families this holiday season! We pray for peace. Till we meet again.... hugs! LeAnn Camp Wool