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Changes at Children’s Orchard

Kari Hendrix will be stepping down as store owner after three years.

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

Kari and Randy Hendrix are searching for the right person to take over Children’s Orchard.

Kari and Randy Hendrix are searching for the right person to take over Children’s Orchard.

Life is filled with twists and turns and, sometimes, ­unexpected course ­corrections. Just when we think we are on a path to stay, suddenly we find ourselves in unchartered territory. That is exactly what Children’s Orchard owner Kari Hendrix is currently facing. Children’s Orchard, located at 12307 E. 96th St N. in Owasso, has been Kari’s passion and focus for the past three years. “I have truly loved running the store, getting to make so many friends, and helping people in the community,” says Kari. “And although I had planned to continue to spend more time working here and assisting my fabulous customers, sometimes things happen that you have no control over. And that is what has happened in my life.”

    Kari is facing a ­life-changing situation within her family, and she needs to step away from ownership of Children’s Orchard in order to focus her full attention on her family. “I never ­considered not choosing to put family first,” explains Kari. “But, it is still very hard. Hopefully this will afford someone else the opportunity that they have been praying for. I want someone to take my place that can enjoy this store as much as I have.”

    While Kari looks for a new owner for her store, she is quick to point out that the store is not closing. “It will be business as usual,” says Kari. “Most customers probably won’t even notice the ­transition. There will still be the fantastic and personal ­customer service my clients have grown to expect.” Children’s Orchard spends a great deal of time working with all of their new franchise owners, and they have ­developed a plan that makes taking over an existing ­location very easy. If you or anyone you know has ever dreamed of becoming a ­business owner, this may be the perfect time to give it a try. Kari is proud to say that her store boasts a high value location, and she has over $20,000 in inventory already built up. Interested parties should contact the corporate office first at 1-800-999-5437 ext. 227 and begin the process.     

    Until the change of ­ownership, Kari will continue to keep things in the store as fun and exciting as always. November is always a great month at Children’s Orchard and stopping in once a week is encouraged. Kicking off the month is their holiday ­clothing blow out sale. Why spend hundreds on a cute outfit and accessories only to grow out of it after one ­wearing? Find your child’s holiday wear at reasonable prices; you might decide to splurge on two outfits instead.

    With cooler weather upon us, don’t waste time going to the mall in search of a winter coat for your child. Gently used and all in the ­latest styles, the selection at Children’s Orchard will make it easy to find exactly what you need. Accessories such as gloves, hats and scarves can be found here too, making this your one-stop, stress-free place to shop this season.

    As Thanksgiving approaches, avoid the ­craziness of discount stores by doing your Christmas ­shopping at Children’s Orchard. Yes, Children’s Orchard offers a giant ­assortment of both new and gently used toys. They will have all the hottest items but without the hassle of ­after-Thanksgiving shopping. What could be easier?

    Ask Kari how you can turn your unwanted items into store credit and see how easy it is to complete your ­holiday shopping without ­putting a dent in your bank account. It’s easy and she is happy to share her savings tips. “This is just one of the fantastic values we offer our customers,” says Kari. “I love showing them how to turn their own children’s toys and clothing in to dollars that can be used to purchase items. It’s amazing how much money you can save.”

    If you have a large amount of items to bring in, Kari simply asks that you call ahead and make an ­appointment so she can have plenty of staff on hand to get you on your way as quickly as possible.

    Children’s Orchard is a great way to purchase your children’s clothes, toys, and accessories, and it could be the answer to someone’s dreams of business ­ownership. Are you the next owner? You never know until you call. Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, contact

Children’s Orchard

12307 E. 96th St. N.
Owasso, OK 74055
(918) 272-8965

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