Closure of the Outdoor Warehouse shop in Windermere
We have run a shop for 35 years, first at 6 High Street, Windermere & then after 2 years we moved to 2 Victoria Street just across the road. I was 4 at the time & was found in the carpets outside the Lakes Hotel, asleep. Now 33 years later we are closing the doors for the last time in Windermere. We are sad this is happening, but we are also happy for different reasons. As the shop has become less busy over the last 10 years, I (Charlie) came back into the business & started a website 5 years ago, to combat the loss we have seen in the shop. This has grown steadily over the last 3 years & is now in a position to support itself, so with regret we have decided to shut the shop door, but with excitement, continue the website. This will allow us to provide a better service to those who prefer to shop online, but a worse service if you loved coming into the shop. Sorry to our very loyal shop customers, we hope you will still continue to shop online with us.
January will be a difficult month for us, so please be patient & bear with us, as we make the transition. The shop doors finally close on the 8th of Jan and from that point on we will be online 100%. Orders taken during that time will be will not be despatched until 17th Jan 2011, we hope you understand.
Having an online-shop only will allow us to re-focus what we are doing & where we are going. It will give us more time to use the products we sell through the online-shop therefore allowing us to give you better advice on how things work & what you might need for your better enjoyment of the mountains. It will give us more time to get the web-site working in a easy to use orderly fashion which will help make your shopping experience more pleasurable & better all round.
All the best for the New Year & we look forward to serving your outdoor needs in 2011 & further into the future.