In The Groove Closing Its Downtown Owensboro Location
It was October of 2018 that James and Jeff Whitehouse opened In The Groove in downtown Owensboro. Their shop, which specializes in custom laser engraving, was located on 3rd Street. However, after a two-and-a-half year run in that location, the married partners will soon be closing that chapter and doors to the downtown space. When the In The Groove closes following its Christmas Eve morning shopping hours, that location will be closed permanently. However, that doesn't mean Jeff and James are going away. In The Groove actually continues to expand.
Yesterday evening, Jeff shared a heartfelt "goodbye" to the couple's downtown location. "We have been here almost 2.5 years and we have gotten to know so many of you, near and far. We have laughed, cried, bled, and lost sleep over this location. But, here we are, at the close of another successful Holiday season, all because of y’all, and it is time to close our doors downtown."
Jeff and James recently announced that they are joining Teresa Cook at the brand new Sweet T's Relic Recovery, a thrift and consignment lover's paradise at 3283 Alvey Park Drive East off Hwy 54. That location gives them a new presence on the east side of Daviess County. They were already firmly established on the west side, with a location inside Preservation Station Market on Hwy 56. And, of course, their full line of gifts and laser-engraved collectibles are always available 24/7 on their website at ShopInTheGroove.com.
Jeff says their favorite part of the business is "getting to meet" customers. Despite yesterday's bittersweet announcement, he's quite certain that those "meet and greets" will continue to a hit a "groove."