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Woodstock's renowed custom furniture maker, The Joinery, has left for St. Johns -- after a party

DAVID F. ASHTON - Some of the neighbors coming to The Joinerys farewell party were looking for bargains from the furniture remaining in the Woodstock showroom on October 26. Many local residents arrived for one last look around "The Joinery" before its move to the St. Johns neighborhood, on the afternoon of October 26, during a special party.

"We're calling this our 'Thank You Woodstock and Garage Sale' – and we're opening our empty woodshop and showroom, sharing some snacks and beverages, and welcoming everyone in to say goodbye," explained the firm's Product Manager, Cassandra Jackson.

"We're also welcoming in the woodworker community – the local folks who have been getting really good deals on top quality wood remnants, fabrics, knobs, and that sort of thing," Jackson told THE BEE.

The wood shop had already moved into their new location in St. Johns, and is already producing furniture; the doors of the Woodstock location were officially locked, forever, at midnight on October 31, Jackson said. "The Joinery has been here for 22 years; and I've been with them for almost 12 years. So, yeah, it's hard to leave a community that you've connected with – both the customers and woodworkers, many who have been coming here as long as I've been with the company.

"It's good to hear people this afternoon telling stories of how they'd connect with us, it's really fun," Jackson mused. "It's a way to end our legacy here in Woodstock." The Joinery's structures – which once were the original home of Standard TV and Appliance – and everything else on the block will be removed, to make way for a large full-block apartment house.


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