by Timothy Rutt
Scott and Lori Webster will move their shop to a storefront at 2591 N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Lori Webster said of the new location: "It's immaculate, it's just perfect. It's teeny tiny, but we'll do it."
The Websters have until the end of January to move out of their current location at 2450 N. Lake Avenue. The Webster family-owned property, an Altadena landmark, was recently sold to Greenbridge Investment Partners of Beverly Hills, which is planning a facelift of the building and is seeking new tenants, displacing the last of the family-owned businesses that once occuped the complex.
(Webster's Community Pharmacy passed out of family hands several years ago. The pharmacy, which has a long-term lease, will remain in the location).
Lori Webster said that the the store will keep the personal mailboxes and the emphasis on locally-made products from books to food. They will keep the "fine stationery" part of the business, along with a "fine pen bar," but will drop office products and school supplies from their line. "Well be keeping everything in relation to writing, but won't be doing office supplies," she said.
Lori Webster said that they were still deciding if they would continue to handle shipping in the new space. She said that the personal mailboxes would continue to be available during the transition period, but details had yet to be worked out.
The store won't be fully up and running for three to four weeks after the move, she said, as they reconfigure the space and set up display areas.