Simplicity ABC opens in downtown Kirkland Aug. 10
July 30, 2012 · 9:48 AM
“A” Suraphong Liengboonlertchai, owner of Kirkland’s Simplicity Decor says he’s “tickled pink” to announce the Grand Opening of his new sister store, Simplicity ABC.
The festivities will start at 5 p.m., with a ribbon cutting by Deputy Mayor Doreen Marchione at 5:30pm.
Ten percent of all proceeds from sales during the Grand Opening weekend, Aug. 10-12, will go to The Kirkland Boys & Girls Club of King County, aiding in the $40,000 Summer Camp Scholarships provided to youth who need us the most.
A said that Simplicity ABC will be a unique combination of a wonderful shopping experience and a community gathering place, offering parents and children a warm, welcoming destination in the heart of downtown Kirkland.
“We’ll offer the same very personalized service people have come to expect at Simplicity Decor,” A said. “And Simplicity ABC will also be a social center for the community, offering all kinds of fun activities and classes for children and their parents.”
The idea behind Simplicity ABC actually came from A’s customers at Simplicity Decor. As more and more people began enjoying the store’s unique children’s items and asking for more gifts, toys and books, what began as a small corner of kid’s items quickly expanded.
“Eventually, we ran out of space,” he said.
A knew the only way to answer all the requests from his customers would be to expand into a new space in the neighborhood. So he began looking.
“A few years later, I learned Georgie, owner of Lakeshore Gallery across the street, had plans to retire,” said A.
After few short months, a lot of renovating and hard work later, Simplicity ABC was born:-a place for children and their parents to live, laugh and learn.
Simplicity ABC is located at 107 Park Lane in Kirkland, across the street from Simplicity Decor. Visit Simplicity Decor online at www.simplicitydecor.com.