Black Forest Books & Toys, a fixture in Myers Park/Eastover since 1978, is moving to a new location in Elizabeth -- the purple house on 7th Street that was formerly La-Tea-Das. That's the house in the photo, with co-owners Pat Siegfried (left) and June Hargrove in the foreground.
The store had its final day in the Tudor house at 115 Cherokee Road on Saturday, July 23. It'll open at its new location, 1942 E. 7th St., the week Aug. 8. Look for the grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The new location more than doubles the retail space, allowing the store to offer many more activities, including story times and readings with children's authors, co-owner June Hargrove says.
Black Forest is among the nation's oldest children's bookstores still operating. It's sad leaving the old location, just off Providence Road, Hargrove says, but it'll be a lot easier now to direct customers to the store. Just look for the purple house.