We've gotten several inquiries regarding reports of our closing the shop, which is not the case. There are multiple shops in the USA with our name, from a record store in OH to a knitting shop in MI.
Jody at Needle In A Haystack in Montrose, CA (Los Angeles area) is retiring this fall. There's a short article about her shop in the LA Times you might want to read. Jody is hoping to find a buyer for the shop, which has been around for more than 40 years. We hope that she's successful in that and that she has a wonderful retirement.
Having just moved last fall, we plan to be around for many more years. Next time you're near San Francisco, come visit us!