11 days from now, the tarps come down and the new retail space will open.
I’m very excited about having a shop return to the club, and the fact that the focus is expanding to offer not only gear for the sports and activities in which we all participate, but also those convenience items we always forget (ear buds, sunscreen, socks, etc.).
The shop opens on Tuesday, March 1st, at 9am, and Jen Snyder, Retail Space Supervisor, has a full day of fun planned.
Here’s what you can expect.
Visit the shop in the morning, and you can enjoy coffee and pastries while you check out the goods. In the afternoon, fruit and cookies will be available, and in the early evening hours, the club is providing veggie trays, cheeses, and wine.
Make a purchase and you’ll receive a free Midtown tshirt and a pair of Midtown logo sunglasses
The winner of the iPad, which you were automatically entered to win if you completed the club communication survey last fall, will be announced.
You can enter to win a Wilson tennis bag.
On-site Product Reps!
A representative from Babor, the skin care line available in the spa, which will also be available in the shop, will answer any skin care questions you might have.
An Ambassador from Lululemon will be available to answer product questions.
Jen tells me that she is so excited about the retail space functioning as “so much more than a pro shop.” She is completely open to member product suggestions (remember, she hosted a fantastic giveaway last month so she could gather all your ideas), and wants you to communicate them both to the shop staff, and via our Facebook page, this blog, and the front desk.
She says, “My hopes for the shop are that members can easily find what they are looking for, and some things pleasantly unexpected as well. I hope to keep things fresh, exciting, and completely convenient for all members. Feedback will be taken with great care and put to the best use.”