Press Release - February 2023
The Panton Store is moving to the country!
After 14 wonderful years running The Panton Store in Melbourne, it feels like the right time to hang up my city retailer’s apron and relocate to the place we call home: South Gippsland.
As many of you may know, my partner and I made a tree change to Foster in 2019. We moved from a 50m2 apartment to a home and creative studio set on 11 acres. We have grown to love country life and living on the land. Moving in rhythm with nature, being part of a country community, and enjoying life from a more tactile perspective.
Over the recent summer break, I enjoyed the first long and uninterrupted rest I’d had in years. During this time, it became very clear to me that I had been running on empty for too long and it was time to make some changes.
My rural pottery studio and my partner’s adjoining wood workshop has become our sanctuary. Our place to create and live more simply. A full-time tree change, and all that goes with it, is calling us.
It’s not goodbye - just a pause - while we take a break, reset, get married, enjoy more time in nature, and move our store to Toora, where we will set up shop at 31 Stanley Street. This store will open in Spring 2023.
Most of the wares in our range will move with us, and our online store will continue to remain open for trade throughout the year.
Please read on for key information about the changes ahead.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my store manager, Meg, and my team both past and present, for their loyal service in looking after our customers both near and far. My team have stayed positive and motivated on days where I could not be, and without their support we could not have serviced the Prahran community for this long.
Lastly, a big heartfelt thank you to our customers and suppliers for our first 14 years in business. I greatly appreciate your continued support, the conversations, the memories, and the friendships. I love helping customers find beautiful, practical, and purposeful wares to help make living and gift giving that bit more special. And I look forward to continuing to do so after a much-needed rest and reset.
Our first four years in Middle Park and our decade trading in Prahran was more than I ever imagined it could be. I look forward to welcoming you all to our new store later in the year.
WHAT IF I HAVE A GIFT VOUCHER, OR CREDIT NOTE?
Any valid Store Gift Vouchers or Store Credit Notes that you didn’t get a chance to use before we moved may be redeemed in our Toora store when we reopen in November 2023, or email us for assistance to use your voucher online.
NEW STORE ADDRESS:
Toora General Store, 31 Stanley Street, Toora, VIC 3962
WHERE CAN I FOLLOW YOU ON SOCIALS?
@thepantonstore - store news and products
@thepotterslodge - our pottery and wood studios
HAVE A QUESTION OR WOULD LIKE TO REACH OUT TO US?
For product, voucher, and credit note enquiries email our team: email@example.com
For admin, accounts, and all other matters email Shelley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Store Phone: (03) 5686 2105
Photo Credit: Nicky Cawood