Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Woods Showcase looking for new ownership

To: All artists, artisans and creative souls of the Sunshine Coast

From: Will Cummer, Sr. and other directors of Woods Showcase Inc.

For the last two years we have enjoyed operating Woods Showcase store at Sunnycrest Mall. We have been heartened by the community's acceptance of the store and by our own success at selling the work of local producers. To date we have taken in almost $700,000 in total sales since opening in May 2011 and we have returned about 75 percent to the community through wages and local sourcing of goods, showing growth even in these trying financial times.

Woods Showcase Inc. is a corporation whose major shareholder is Will Cummer Sr. Due to health problems Will can no longer continue to operate the store. He's seeking a much deserved retirement to pursue his own artistic projects.

We feel there is much room for growth and success. We have a prime location, beautiful presentation and loyal, excellent staff. Many positive comments from visitors and locals praise our customer service.

We want to keep the store alive, improving and growing for the benefit of the Sunshine Coast. Therefore we are looking for someone, or a small group of people, with both an artistic and entrepreneurial spirit to take over. We are certain your investment will come back to you and your community many times over. Thus we are welcoming expressions of interest from prospective buyers and will support the transition, should you be interested in purchasing the assets and continuing to operate the store.

We have advised the landlord of our intention and they have indicated a willingness to assign the balance of the lease for another three years to a qualified party. The landlord is pleased with the store and has been co-operative in helping us achieve our goals.

Community Futures has expressed interest in seeing the store continue and will support the new ownership group, if and when possible, with business development advice, partnerships, referrals and, if needed, low cost financing.

Time is of the essence, so please contact us by e-mail response to will@woodsshowcase.com or by attending a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26 at Woods Showcase, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons.

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