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Celebrate Our Grand Opening and Fifth Anniversary with Us!

October 13-14 celebration includes prize giveaways, fun for the kids, free workshop and Sunday brunch

Yes, we're open! Visit our new location at 1117 King StreetPlease join us for the grand opening of our new location, 1117 King Street, Alexandria Va., October 13-14.

This is also our fifth anniversary. And we want to invite everyone from across the Northern Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland region to celebrate with us.

For us, five years is a major milestone. The Small Business Administration says nearly half of small businesses fail in the first five years. But we’ve succeeded through one of the toughest economic periods in a generation because we offer high quality products, an ability to listen to you and design to your tastes – not a catalog. It’s all about providing hometown customer service and a comfortable atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.

To celebrate our success, we will be raffling off prizes all weekend. Prizes include rugs by Dash and Albert, scented candles by K. Hall, bedding by John Robshaw and Red Barn Mercantile gift certificates.

Several events are also planned including:

    Gifts, stationery and accessories greet customers as they come in

  • Saturday morning activities for the kids
  • Saturday night anniversary party
  • A free Sunday morning workshop
  • A Free Sunday brunch

Think Fun Trunk Show

As a mother of two, I know how hard it can be to shop with one eye on your little ones, so we wanted to give moms and dads a break, and an opportunity to let their children play and have fun while they look around or discuss their design needs with us.

Your children will be able to play and learn Saturday morning during our Think Fun trunk show. Alexandria’s own Think Fun, is an international toy and game maker. They will be on hand to play games and get children’s input on their product. There will be a 15 percent discount on all Think Fun games.

Anniversary Party

That evening, we’ll warm up the band, chill the wine, and bring out the sweet treats for the anniversary party. The store will remain open until 9 p.m. October 13, so come by and say hi. We really want to meet our new neighbors and see our old friends. Guests will enjoy a tasting of cocktails made with Morris Kitchen’s delicious syrups and have an opportunity to pick a discount for their purchase that night.

See our full selection of Dash and Albert rugs, only at Red Barn MercantileOn Sunday, October 14, we’ll open early to host a free workshop on current color and paint trends by Alexandria color consultant, Jean Molesworth Kee. The workshop will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at noon.

A free brunch — featuring virgin (and maybe not so virgin) bloody Marys, Mimosas and a light brunch buffet — also will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Our Grand Opening weekend will be all about having fun, relaxing and taking some of that warmth and comfort into your home. Being a small, independent business means we get a chance to know you as individuals. We get to know what you want and what you need. You can’t get that at a chain store or discount warehouse. If you’ve never been to Red Barn Mercantile, I want to personally invite you to join us. If you’ve been a customer before, I want to welcome you back.

Over the past five years, we’ve met and served thousands of people from around the region and around the country, and we hope to keep doing so for many years to come.

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