After growing their business from an at-home operation inside their apartment on Shotwell Street in San Francisco’s Mission district to a space in Union Square, living through a robbery, moving to a second, larger Union Square location, and then planning back again to the Mission, the owners of Shotwell are closing their doors for good.
Holly and Michael shared the news with customers by an email on Wednesday morning that was accompanied by the John and Yoko-esque photo above, saying that they’re expecting a baby boy, and they’re moving back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!) to be with family.
Big congrats to them! And major sad face that Shotwell is closing! I was looking forward to visiting their Mission location. Their online shop is even closed so alas, we don’t even have a sale to look forward to. Shotwell will be sorely missed, but yay for making babies.