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Last Day Friday for Giggles & Gumdrops
Last Day Friday for Giggles & Gumdrops

This is the last week for Giggles & Gumdrops in downtown Lowell. After three years in business, the consignment shop for toys, children's and pre-teen clothing and shoes, and baby gear is closing its doors for good on Friday.

Owner Melissa Freeman says while the business has always generated a profit, and continues to grow, she is closing the store at 217 W. Main Street to focus more on her family. She is also shifting her business endeavors to e-commerce. But you will still see her around town, as she plans at least one on-site event each month. More details will come on that new business in April through the store's email newsletter and Facebook page.  

Some of the items remaining the store include new Melissa and Doug products, which are half off, along with all the clothing, shoes, and most toys. There is also some infrastructure items, including racks and shelving. If you are a current consignors with Giggles & Gumdrops, you have until Friday to pick up any current inventory (brought in 2/1 or later) and Freeman says checks will be mailed to all consignors with balances in April or you can stop in to pick up the money this week.

Hours that the store is open this week are sporatic, so you can keep an eye on the store's Facebook page, or call 616-307-7340 to see when it is open that day.

Freeman is also open to selling the business, if a buyer steps forward. She adds, "This store has been my world for the past three years, so the new owner must be passionate about the business."  If you are interested you can contact Melissa Freeman at 616-307-7340.