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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or by attending a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday,
April 26 at Woods Showcase, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons.
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