The doors may have just closed for the Gift Garage at the end of January, but will soon open back up for G. Willikers Toys at 29 Katonah Avenue.
The toy shop popped up in October in a cozy nook of Ebba, a personal and home gift shop just south of where there are plans to expand. At the time, owner Meghan Bazaar said the two businesses were a great complement to one another because they both offered good-for-the-environment products for moms and children.
Now it's apparent that G. Willikers will have a space all of its own.
Bazaar—who grew up around the toy business in her hometown of Saratoga, NY—confirmed with Patch that she's moving her inventory up the street, and staff are busy behind the brown-paper-wrapped windows getting ready for the opening, which could be as early as this weekend.
Fans of her pop-up shop are likely to get an even bigger selection of her eco-friendly toys, as the new store is easily 3-4 times the size of the former space.
The opening of a stand-alone toy shop may be exciting news for Katonah consumers, who have been without a toy shop since Try & Buy closed three years ago.
Stay tuned—we'll have more on the opening in an edition of Patch later this week.