By now most of you have heard that Kathleen's Catch is growing. We have signed a lease at the Crabapple Mercantile Exchange Building on Crabapple Road in Milton and plan to open our second store sometime in August. Not much will change around the Johns Creek store. Colin will still be the manager. Ashley and Bob will remain in Johns Creek. Sandy McQueen, our sort of new employee, will be working a couple of nights a week.
The biggest change is that Sara is going to be the new manager at the Milton location. You think it is going to be hard for you to say goodbye to Sara? How about Ashley? They have been buds for a long, long time. Here's a photo of the two of them that is at least 10 years old:
And here they are a year or two ago:
We can't keep all that pretty red hair in one store. It just wouldn't be fair.
Speaking of red hair, our new location is at 12650 Crabapple Road in Milton, two doors down from the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub. You may have seen the article in the L. A. Times recently listing the Olde Blind Dog as the 2015 best Irish pub by the extragalactic sounding Irish Pubs Global Federation. Click here for the article. Yep Kathleen's Catch is next door to the best Irish pub in the world. Is it a coincidence that we are locating next to an Irish pub? Decide for yourselves.
I continue to be amazed at what a wonderful group of people shop at our store in Johns Creek. And while our landlord in Johns Creek refers to the JC location as the "world headquarters of Kathleen's Catch", Johns Creek will always feel like home to me.
It was drizzling as I came out of the building in Milton last week after a meeting. This is what I saw when I reached the parking lot: