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Save Science & Nature Co: Extend Lease at Tsawwassen Mills

Save Science & Nature Co: Extend Lease at Tsawwassen Mills

Dear Valued Newsletter Subscribers,

I hope this email finds you well. It is with a heavy heart that I reach out to inform you of a concerning development regarding our store at Tsawwassen Mills.

Despite our best efforts and numerous appeals, the management of Tsawwassen Mills, now under Central Walk, the new property management company, has informed us that they are unwilling to extend our lease.  Consequently, we must vacate the premises by the end of this month, June 30.  This decision comes as a devastating blow to us, as we have been a part of the Tsawwassen Mills community since 2018 and have been in business in BC since 1988.  Relocating is financially daunting; estimates exceed $250,000, and just moving fixtures, products, and storage costs over $50,000 alone.  Without significant funding within a short time frame, relocation isn't feasible.

Your support has been invaluable, and we've cherished being your go-to spot for unique science-related products. Recent reviews attest to the positive impact we've had:

Unique Shopping Experience: "Really cool little store in Tsawwassen Mills, has a lot of great science-related projects and things to look at."

Customer Loyalty: "Great store with so much variety!! Best place to find gifts of all kinds." and "I have known this store for over 30 years.. well managed, highly helpful staffs.. this is my go-to place for birthday gifts for kids."

Community Contribution: "Super helpful staff. Fun store. Great gift ideas."

Educational Impact: "We have enjoyed the annual Science Rendezvous events and Let's Talk Science programs that the store sponsors, which have inspired countless young minds."

These testimonials reflect the unique experience we offer and the positive role we play in the community.  We are proud to have served over four generations of customers, with some of our ex-staff now returning to shop with their own children.  We believe our store adds immense value to Tsawwassen Mills, both as a unique shopping destination and a vital community asset.  Without our presence, the mall would lose a valuable asset, and our loyal customers would be left without a beloved store.

We are now turning to you, our valued customers and supporters, for help.  We ask that you consider writing a letter and signing a petition addressed to the following directors, who are pivotal decision-makers at Central Walk.  Express why our store is important to you and how our continued presence would benefit the community. Your voice can make a significant impact.  Here are their email addresses:

• CEO: Andy Wang (andy.wang@centralwalk.com)

• Director of Asset Management: Valen Tam (valen.tam@centralwalk.com)

• Executive Director of Public Relations: Hefe Sun (hefe.sun@centralwalk.com)

You can also support us by signing our petition at this link.

In the meantime, to show our appreciation for your loyalty, we'll be offering a 20% discount on all in-store products for the remainder of our time at Tsawwassen Mills, both online and in-person. Use the online discount code SAVEOURSTORE20 at checkout to avail of the discount.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email and for your ongoing support. Let's work together to ensure our store remains an irreplaceable part of the community. There are no other stores like ours in Canada, and few, if any, in the USA as well.

Without the ability to remain, permanent closure is inevitable. Even the logistics of removing, transporting, and arranging storage for our fixtures and products present daunting challenges due to substantial costs and time constraints involved. Your support is crucial for our continued existence and survival, as we currently ship everything out from this retail location.

Sincerely,

President & CEO,
John Lee
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