Graples opened on Thursday, December 1, 2005.
Ann, wanting to share some great items that she had found at awesome prices, opened the doors to friends and family that she and her sister had emailed about the store.
Word spread quickly, and soon the little 500 sq. ft. store was too small.
The first of March found Graples in a new location. Fabiana had joined Ann with a greenery line and helping her decorate the store. Friends were telling friends about the Graples experience and we were making new friends every week.
- By June, the store had grown so much that Ann's husband, Brian, quit his job and came to help run the store full time.
- Soon, the 1500 sq ft store was too small and by November 1, 2006, we had moved into a 4000 sq. ft. store.
- July of 2007 found us aquiring a warehouse to house the larger items that we have on display in the store.
Now, Ann, Brian, Fabiana, Bill & Olga (Ann & Fabiana's dad and step mom), as well as a crew of great friends, work all week to get the store ready for Thursdays. We love what we do and have made many friends along the way.
Thank you for letting us serve you - we look forward to many wonderful years to come.