Bull City Craft, the popular arts and crafts store in Durham, is moving by the end of June and has launched an online fundraising campaign to support its move to a bigger home.
Jessica Greene, a mom who owns the store with her husband, tells me that the shop, which offers a variety of special events and activities, will be in search of a new home by the end of this month. The lease has expired and a different business will be moving into the current location, she wrote in a email.
The online fundraising campaign - through Kickstarter.com - will fund a move to a new location where Greene can expand the store's most popular programs, including Playcraft, a program for young children; drop-in crafts; birthday parties; summer camps; and Girl Scout badge workshops.
"We're looking at some really exciting possibilities for a new space," she tells me.
Greene, who also teaches art in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, is looking to raise $10,000. Donors, who offer anywhere between $10 to $1,000, earn incentives - from play dough to a week of summer camp or a party.
Bull City Craft opened in the Rockwood Shopping Center on University Drive in April 2011.
Greene said a new space would allow for more tables for painting and crafts; outdoor crafting space; larger capacity for parties; a separate space for drop-in crafts during private parties; and extended Playcraft hours.