2005-08-04 / News

Purple Door a hit at new East Ferry location

By Donna K. Drago

Deb Goyette is pleased with her shop’s new location at East Ferry. Deb Goyette is pleased with her shop’s new location at East Ferry. The door is no longer purple, but the Purple Door is still in busi-ness after its recent move to the Hunt Block at East Ferry.

Proprietor Deb Goyette, who has owned the popular bead and jewelry shop for three years at its western Narragansett Avenue location, said that she knew that there would be a lot more foot traffic.

But the reality is that she is often so busy that the Press had to reschedule an interview with her because there were about 15 shoppers in the store at the time.

“That’s pretty typical,” Goy-ette said about the number of shoppers she sees in her shop at a time since opening her new loca-tion on July 5.

“It’s even busier when people can’t go to the beach,” Goyette said.

The Purple Door features thou-sands of beads in all materials and colors. Goyette said that she is offering many more finished pieces of jewelry in the new shop. And judging by the happy twitter-ing among the shoppers, each por-ing over bins of tinkling beads or holding strings of sparkling semi-precious stones up to the light, her mix of products is a success.

The shop is smaller than her prior space, but Goyette said that she is still able to offer all of her products as well as teach basic beading technique classes. They will begin in about two weeks, she said.

“We’re taking names and num-bers” for the classes, Goyette said.

Give her a call at 423-1231, or visit the shop.

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