La Jolla children’s clothing store Shannon and Co. moved from its longtime location on Wall Street to the La Plaza La Jolla shopping complex on Girard Avenue, and celebrated with a grand opening in July.
In La Jolla since 1985, owner Mary Jo Shannon said the clientele has always been an even split of La Jollans and tourists. “I’ve had the same people stop by, who used to shop for their children and are now shopping for their grandchildren,” she said. “It’s a family tradition for some.”
At the new location, Shannon will continue to sell “unique and darling baby and children’s things and clothes,” made from quality organic cotton, including birthday cake dresses and mermaid skirts. Touting it as a “happy atmosphere” for kids, Shannon said girls love to come into the shop to find a party dress or an outfit for a party with a theme.
She said she wanted to move because the former landlord began offering only month-to-month leases, and she wanted to be “a little more settled in.” And while some of the units around Shannon and Co. are empty, the storeowner is convinced it won’t be for long.
“I think it’s going to take a while to fill the whole building, but they have excellent places here; there are great places to eat, a beautiful gallery, relaxing places to sit and enjoy … and there are some new exciting businesses coming in,” she said.
Find Shannon and Co. at 7863 Girard Ave., Suite 110. Open weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. (858) 454-9255.