What happens when a favorite shop closes, only to reopen just a few miles down the road from you?
You get happy, that's what!
I had found this neat little shop in Portland, several years ago. I was never a big spender there, but I appreciated it simply being there. I went there to absorb its unique atmosphere as much as to pick up a few books, candles, and other things here and there.
It moved a couple of years ago, to a location a bit more out of the way for me. And with gas the way it is, I did not often make a trip there, unless I had other reasons to be in the area. Then, last fall, the shop closed. But in January it reopened, under a new partnership, new name, and a brand new location. I finally got the chance to go to Magick Bridges today.
I was not disappointed. They had some of my favorite stuff... and I did spend a few dollars. The new place has a nice atmosphere and a good energy. Not the same as the original shop - but then again, staying the same is not always what we're supposed to do. I liked their new place, and I'll be back there over the weekend.
Wishing every success to Magick Bridges, because it's really nice having them so close by!