The Scratch Patch is leaving Green Lake for the East Side.
The store, which first opened in the Roosevelt neighborhood three years ago, has been located at 6410 Latona Ave NE, across the street from Cafe Lulu and the Latona Pub, for the last 2 years.
An educational and fun play space for kids, Scratch Patch’s floor is covered in 3 inches of tumbled gemstones. Kids are invited to explore and hunt for their favorite stones, and then match them to a gemstone identification chart. Empty bags can be purchased and filled with any stone.
The Green Lake location will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, including Thanksgiving weekend, until Dec. 5, 2010.
Owner Amanda Lamprecht says that she is moving to the East Side. She hopes to reopen the shop near her new home in the spring or summer of 2011. Scratch Patch fans can check the store’s facebook page and website for updates.
“It’s been wonderful to be at this location,” Amanda told me. “I want to say thank you to the neighborhood for supporting us. For every person who bought a bag of rocks, and for every person who walked by the shop with a smile on their face, thank you!”
Scratch Patch was featured on KING 5′s Evening Magazine in April: