The My Ballard team has received a number of emails from frustrated local moms looking for answers about the unexplained “closure” of popular Ballard consignment store Me n’ Moms (2821 NW Market St).
The store has been shut for over two weeks with a sign on the door stating that it is “closed for inventory”. The My Ballard team has tried to call the store multiple times over the course of the week, however, it appears that the number has been disconnected.
The My Ballard team contacted Cyndi Wilder City of Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services who confirmed that the Me n’ Moms business license is still valid and that owners have not contacted the City of Seattle to notify them that the business has closed. Wilder is investigating the situation further and will report back to us next week.
According to KOMO News, City of Seattle records confirm that “the business license for Me “n Moms is on hold due to an unpaid or unfiled item on the account.” Wielder confirmed that initial investigation reveals that the business license is valid and open as normal.
Regardless of the status of the business license, many readers are upset by the lack of communication about the “closure”.
My Ballard reader Briana is concerned about the store credit that she holds with the store and also about items that she has recently consigned. “I was planning on using the store credit for Christmas shopping and am considerably upset by this turn of events,” she says.
Similarly, My Ballard reader Jolyn feels frustrated by the lack of communication from store owners. “I’m sure I’m not the only parent in Ballard who’d like her unsold stuff back and a check for what they owe me,” says Jolyn.
My Ballard reader Morgan provided an alternative insight into the story. “The owner Wendy, if memory serves, had some health issues a few years back. I hope she’s okay. We have been happy consignors there for a dozen years and my hope is that the neighborhood re-embraces them when they open instead of greeting them with the “outrage” that seems to be present in the KOMO news article,” she says.
The My Ballard team will continue to update readers as more information is revealed next week.