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Old Town Business Put Up For Sale

A Myrtle Avenue business is being put up for sale, according to its owner.

The is looking to sell the Old Town gift and stationery business, according to an advertisement she posted on Facebook.

The notice posted by Kathleen Hopper, owner of KC Hopper, says she is "looking for the perfect fit" in a potential sale.

"KC Hopper Gifts and Stationery Store is for sale and looking for a new owner," the notice states. "Own a profitable business, all offers are welcome."

Hopper has operated the shop on Myrtle Avenue since 2007. The store specializes in wedding invitations and customized stationery products.

The owners of , a gifts and novelty store in Old Town, announced earlier this month that they .

Pattie August 23, 2012 at 05:11 PM
It's a great location. With all that we are capable of doing with our computers these days, I wonder how lucrative a business it is. I've also been wondering if an art supply store, like Blick's, not Michael's, would do well in town. I'd also love to see a good bookstore.
Robert Parry August 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM
If I'm not mistaken, there is a Michaels on Huntington, no? KC Hopper has a remarkable selection of really special cards. I just did some anniversary shopping there a few weeks ago. It's a shame to see them go.
Jean A. King August 24, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I'd love to see a bookstore also, but because of the internet and Kindle it probably wouldn't be a very lucrative business either.
Heather S. August 24, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I would LOVE to get Vroman's back in Monrovia - a good mix of books and stationary/gift items would be fantastic.
Kathleen August 25, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Thanks Pattie for your comment. Yes, we are able to do so much with our home computers these days, so fortunately all my invitations are ink jet and laser compatible so it's a perfect fit for those who want to buy them and print them at home. Thankfully for all the brides continuing to get married we are an extreamly lucrative business. Weddings are a huge industry that has helped us to continue to grow every year. A single bride can bring in huge sales, for example, they start with the save the dates, then the engagement party invitation, bridal shower invitations, the wedding invitation, thank you notes, menus, placecards, programs, table numbers....and more.It's remarkable and greatly profitable. So as long as we continue to have weddings, celebrations and holidays, KC Hopper will continue to be the lucrative business it is today!
Kathleen August 25, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Thanks Robert for your nice words!! I so very much appreciate your support! Hopefully we will sell and the store I love, can stay right were it is!! fingers crossed!!!
Jenjer August 25, 2012 at 05:20 AM
I have yet to find such a wonderful stationary/gift store as KC HOPPER....and I live all the way in Manhattan Beach. I drive all the way from home just to get the friendly, helpful service and wonderful selection that this wonderful store has. Any one would be lucky to own such a gem. Wish I lived closer, I would buy it.
julie August 25, 2012 at 05:22 AM
I'm a paper passion person,because so many items are deliverd in our mailbox spam of postal it is important to announce special events, espically so your invitation doenst get tossed with the Michaels coupon! Good luck Kathleen there will always be a market for special.
Kathleen August 25, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Thanks Julie, the reason we have survived so well during this awful economy is in part because of people just like you!!! I really appreciate your support and your comment! Tell all your "paper loving friends" my store is looking for a great new owner, I'd really appreciate that too!! :)
Kathleen August 25, 2012 at 05:36 AM
I don't want to move on to my next adventure and just close down, I'd love this store to continue to thrive!
Kathleen August 25, 2012 at 05:37 AM
What an amazing comment, I THANK YOU!!!!
Therese B. August 26, 2012 at 04:52 AM
It breaks my heart every time a business in downtown Monrovia closes. I really wish it was a place where small business could make a good living!!!
Kathleen August 26, 2012 at 05:12 AM
No, No, Therese, we are NOT closing, I'm sorry that's what u thought...we do make a great living, because we have amazing support from SO MANY LOCAL MONROVIANS!!! It's unreal how loyal the community is, because of caring hearts like yours. So I'm selling, so I can start my new adventure. But I'm definitely looking for a GREAT new owner to continue my very fun store. Please spread the word so I can find someone perfect. Thank you, thank you!!! Kathleen Hopper

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