Hi friends -
As I write this, it has been nearly two months since we closed our doors at the old location. We are getting calls and emails daily asking when we are going to reopen. I had thought we would be open in early November, Thanksgiving at the very latest. Now, I have no idea. We are waiting for word from the county about our occupancy/use permit.
We moved from the City of Falls Church into Fairfax County, and the county is not familiar with MoBu Kids and what we do. Even though there is plenty of parking in the new location, there is some doubt as to whether we will be within the ratio of spaces per square foot. Someone mentioned the phrase "traffic study" and I shuddered. I should be honored that the county perceives MoBu Kids as being a gigantic traffic generator, drawing crowds from near and far, but the reality is that we are a very small business that is really struggling to wade through the red tape.
I'm beyond ready to be open. We missed sharing Halloween with your children - I adore kids in costumes. We missed Small Business Saturday - there are very few businesses smaller than MoBu - we had awesome promos lined up (we will offer them once we get a date to open.) We haven't planned a Santa event because we don't know if we can hold one. The weather has turned colder and your kids need a place to play - and you need a place to have coffee! In the meantime, we are working behind the scenes to do what we can to ensure that the new MoBu is fresher, better, and more awesome than we were before.
Thank you for your patience.