I had a blog post all written up and ready to go, but I ended up having to rewrite it. It’s hard to put into words my feelings since I heard my friends, Jim and Jana, are closing their baby store. Retirement, they’re calling it. OK. It’s been a hard road to travel for them lately given the state of the economy and they deserve a break.
The idea of Dagerman’s Just for Kids not being there when I need to go try out a carseat is simply foreign. They always had the carseats that Babies R Us didn’t—Recaros, Sunshine Kids, Britax, etc. They had the unique HWH seats before anyone else in town. As far as I know, they’re still the only baby store in town carrying the Oobr and Orbit seats. Sure, these are really expensive seats, but where else in town could I go to actually touch one? Even before I had kids, I had heard their ads on the radio and occasionally saw them on TV. They’ve been in business for over 26 years! Jim Dagerman took over the business from his father—family-run and all that. And poof, it’s done. I know it’s a tough decision for them to make; it’s been a way of life for them for many years.