A few hours ago, Lori Tazner, the founder of Sara Benjamin’s – a women’s fashion boutique in Mariemont – announced that ownership of the store is changing hands. Tazner posted the below heart-felt message to Facebook to update her friends, family and clients of the change. I’m sad that I’ll no longer get to work with Lori in the future (we actually just worked together on the 2012 Bras with Flair on the Square fashion show), but I wish her all the best and hope to meet the new owner soon!
I am excited to announce that effective today, Friday, January 18th, Amie Fanta is the new owner of Sara Benjamin’s. Amie is one of our own, and in her capable hands the store will continue to be a special, customer-focused, quality boutique for our many loyal customers and business associates. I know that the relationships and partnerships we have built will continue to thrive and grow!
I would like to personally thank the SB family of employees, customers, and our vendor representatives, for their friendship and loyalty. To the women I have had the privilege of working with over these past 8 1/2 years, thank you for being absolutely THE MOST talented, bright, dedicated, fiercely loyal, service-minded, and beautiful group of women that I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing. A very special thank you to Lauren Carr, my store manager, who has worked by my side with such passion and dedication; she has been my business partner, my memory, and my “other half” 🙂
It has been an amazing journey, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to meet people who I would have never met — my SB girls, customers who have been so supportive, sales reps that have been so kind, and many that have become dear friends. We truly are a family, without which, the store could not have become the community landmark that it is today. I know that Sara Benjamin’s will continue to provide outstanding quality, selection and service with the utmost integrity, sincerity and enthusiasm.
Thank you ALL for being a part of this remarkable experience!!