Seeing an opportunity to give kids an array of summer camp choices, van der Harst teamed up with businesses like Mathnasium and opened Poekie Nook's drop-in format to give kids pre- and post-camp options. The move deepened ties between a number of like-minded businesses in Tam Junction.
So when van der Harst decided earlier this year to sell Poekie Nook, she didn't have to look far: Mathnasium owners Scott Rubin and Christine Bonaccolta jumped at the chance to acquire a like-minded, complementary business.
Rubin and Bonaccolta are celebrating the occasion by hosting an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 14, 10am-5pm. They'll be showcasing their newly remodeled space, food from local eateries and cupcakes, Poekie juice and FREE two hours of sewing for attendees.
For that not in the know, Poekie (rhymes with “spooky”) is a Dutch term of endearment used by many moms in Holland for their babies. In 1998, the Waldorf-trained van der Harst turned that word into a thing – a cute, pillowy stuffed animal that has inspired children to “create, craft and imagine” is the central piece of a sewing system that teaches kids a variety of skills.
The 411: New Poekie Nook owners Scott Rubin and Christine Bonaccolta are hosting an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 14, 10am-5pm. They'll be showcasing their newly remodeled space, food from local eateries and cupcakes, Poekie juice and FREE two hours of sewing for attendees. 247 Shoreline Hwy. MORE INFO.
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