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But no need for a serious case of the sadsies, as store founder Suzanne Ekman is already hunting for new digs.
True, you won't be able to stop by Makers Market's former (and oh-so convenient) Westfield San Francisco Centre shop for your American-made artisan fix. Unfortunately, the brick-and-mortar was the victim of another retailer who offered six times more rent than what MM was paying. And under the terms of the temp lease, set through June 2016, Westfield was within its rights to ask the indie retailer to pack up its things and go. (Hmm, does this sound eerily familiar to anyone else?)
"So, so sad, " says Ekman, who seems to be taking the situation in stride. "We are looking for a new spot right now...including two other spaces in Westfield," she explains. Union Street and Hayes Valley are also on the list of new-home possibilities.
Stay tuned to find out where the beloved store lands; in the meantime, you can still shop locally made goodies online.