Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The March Hare returns with new daily hours

Here's some positive news to share about The March Harethe whimsical toy store at 321 E. Ninth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

As previously reported, Karen McDermott, who runs the shop with her husband Jason McGroarty, was diagnosed with colon cancer last fall. (You can help support the couple here.) 

At the start of the year, the two decided running a business and navigating the challenges of chemotherapy was too much ... and they were set to sell or close The March Hare.

However, they were able to hang on to the shop, opening sporadically during the winter and spring.

In an Instagram post yesterday, McGroarty announced that they were back with daily hours. 
Thank you to everyone who has supported us during Karen's battle with cancer. Our hours have been choppy to say the least but the good news is, we are back in the swing of things with lots of exciting news to come. 
We love you all so much for the kindness you have shown ❤️ 
The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The March Hare opened in November 2020. The shop was carrying on for Dinosaur Hill, the 37-year-old toy store on the block where McDermott had worked. Dinosaur Hill closed in 2020 after owner Pamela Pier retired.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful news.

Anonymous said...

Great news! Hope Karen will recover her health as fully as possible. Best wishes to her & Jason; I hope they AND The March Hare will be part of this neighborhood for a long, long time to come!

Anonymous said...

Great news!