…and then there were three

December 6, 2012

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be growing our catching fireflies family in 2013.  Our business model has always been to reinvest back into our company when we accumulate additional funds and because of your loyal support over the years we’re thrilled to be opening a location where our story originally began.

Since attending Eastern Michigan in the mid nineties, I fell in love with Ypsi’s sister city, Ann Arbor.  I worked and played there regularly during my college years and Steve & I still visit often.  So when we saw the space sandwiched between Kerrytown and Zingerman’s Delicatessen for lease we had to inquire.

There was no question the building definitely fit our quirky personality and we can’t wait to paint it our favorite colors and add our punchy purple awnings.  The natural light from all the windows is simply amazing.  Bright benches and sparkly garden stakes will fill our adorable courtyard come spring too!

I’d also like to introduce Katie, the smiling face of our new shop!  We feel truly blessed she came our way and believe she is the perfect personality to lead this latest location.  I’ve said it before and I will again… our firefly team members are the ones behind our shine.  Without their spark we would be just another gift shop on the block.

This store will be the largest of our three locations and is currently divided into two shopping areas.  With the help of  Willis Construction we’ll be transforming the space to open it up and make it our own in the upcoming months.

We’re looking forward to having a more spacious layout to display goods, but can’t promise we won’t fill it to the brim like our other locations ;-)  Our plans are to have a bigger representation of Michigan made goods since we have a great relationship with so many talented artists in our area.

Thanks for sharing in our excitement and we’ll keep you posted on the progress through the blog and facebook.

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12 Responses to …and then there were three

  1. Rosa Marie on December 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Oh, I just love, love, love your new site. I`d love to get my hands in there and help you decorate. I would beg to work there too. I LOVE different and quirky. It will be so much fun. Where are your other 2 sites? Purple awnings….I can`t wait to see it. My hubby just found 3 METAL grocery carts I so wish you had them. Off to the trash they go. :-(
    Rosa Marie

  2. Robin on December 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

    what a great space….a pretty blank palette for you to make wonderful!!!! congratulations!!!

  3. Last minute Lynn on December 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I have always admired that building and is a perfect spot for your fabulous goodies! You will be a great addition to the “neighborhood”. Looking forward to March!

  4. moonsword on December 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Congratulations…perfect location! All the best to you in growing every more happy and successful. Cheers!

  5. Maggi Rasch on December 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

    What wonderful news – and you couldn’t have picked a better location. So excited you are expanding. The Ann Arbor residents have no idea of what awaits them – lots of happy shopping at my favorite happy store!

  6. Kathleen on January 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    How exciting and congratulations! I know exactly where this building is and you’re so right – it’s a “firefly” in the making. My two favorite places right next to each other is a dream come true. Can hardly wait for your grand opening.

  7. Bev on January 9, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Exciting news. That is closer to me!!! And it is a good space. Wishing you much success in your new adventure.

  8. Pam Hall on January 9, 2013 at 7:57 am


    Love the look of store and the location is great! So happy for you..CONGRATS! Can’t wait to see it!

  9. Amanda on January 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I was just in Ann Arbor and was telling my friend I love it but if only it had my favorite store Catching fireflies! This news has made my day!

  10. Beth Clements on January 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Yippee!! I’ve been wishing & hoping for a store out my way!! So happy to see it coming soon!! Best of wishes in your new endeavors! I’ll see you there!! :)

  11. Mary from FOUND on January 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Welcome to our neighborhood ! I’ve been watching your progress on the building and know Yellow Door will be a great addition to the Kerrytown mix. Looking forward to your opening.

    • april on January 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Hi Mary, Thanks so much for the warm welcome! We are excited to join the fantastic mix of shops in this historic area of Ann Arbor. I’ve always enjoyed your shop too and am looking forward to being neighbors this spring.

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