“As a family owned brick and mortar store, we need to find ways
to compete in a market demanding variety, ease and
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
A marketing manager, who asked his name not be used, said
Storyville shifted focus to starting stores in Seattle, and
decided against opening on Winslow Way. Storyville has three Seattle shops,
including one on Pike Place.
The marketing manager declined to comment on whether a
Storyville still has plans for a shop in downtown Winlsow.
Storyville bought the property in November 2011 for $1.55
million, according to assessor’s documents. The coffee company
put signs in the windows and held “pop-up” shops there,
but the cafe many islanders were expecting never