Paper Products closing in downtown Winslow

paperproductsPaper Products will close its Winslow Way store July 31, after more than 40 years in business on Bainbridge Island’s main street.

Competition from online retailers is driving the craft and office supply store to reorganize, owner Joanna Arndt said in a news release.

“As a family owned brick and mortar store, we need to find ways to compete in a market demanding variety, ease and accessibility,”

Paper Products will reorganize and reopen on High School Road with two new ventures, according to a Monday news release.

A new shop, called Create Bainbridge, will offer craft and art supplies, journals, open stock pens and pencils, specialty gift wrap and card lines. The store will be located between Star Nails and Sole Mates in Island Village, near Safeway.

Create Bainbridge will also host adult craft classes and provide subscription based craft supply services to businesses.

Paper Products’ role as a back-to-school supply hub will continue with a seasonal store called Bainbridge School Supply. Bainbridge Schools Foundation, Helpline House and parent teacher organizations are partnering in the business and will share in the profit, according to the news release.

Bainbridge School Supply will be located between Safeway and Great Clips.

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