Another of tenant at Mongoose Junction has left the building.
The Canvas Factory went out of business August 18th. The small shop, offered hand-sewn cotton and canvas baseball caps, briefcases small luggage pieces and gift items like change purses (or iPod cases?). It’s very sad to see them not only leave Mongoose but go out of business, period.
I’d heard the 27-year-old business was sold a few years ago, and stopped in to talk with the new owner. She told me she was too busy to talk because she was getting ready to attend a writer’s conference in the states.
Given that other original tenants, like the artist Don Schnell
and a hair salon, long timers in the location, have also left, you have
to think the rising real estate taxes (which are passed along to
renters) played a part on decisions to leave. Probably not a heck of a
lot of margin selling briefcases, which makes it tough to absorb large
additional costs for what is called "common area maintenance" and tax
pass-through costs which are added to the rent.