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Jake's Loft to Close Its Doors

Dec 12, 2012 09:50AM ● By tina

Jake's Loft - Life is good© Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe to close its doors

by Tina Auten, Staff Writer

After five and a half years, the owners of Jake’s Loft, in the Shops of Southlake announced they are saying goodbye and closing their doors.  Located next to Central Market, Jake’s Loft  is an independently owned Life is good© Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe and offers the entire Life is good© product line. 

The Life is good© brand was born after five years of selling t-shirts door-to-door in college dormitories up and down the East Coast by co-founders and brothers, Bert and John Jacobs.  The big break came in 1994 when they created the first “Jake” design and it was simply a grinning head wearing a beret with the caption, “Life is good”.  

Owned by Southlake couple Lynn and Dyane Arnn, they opened the doors to Jake’s Loft in August 2007; bringing an entrepreneurial spirit, business background, and a genuine love for the Life is Good© product line which spreads a message of positivity and optimism through fun, quirky images on a wide range of products.  The message is simple – Life is good.

 Known for its upbeat and family friendly atmosphere, Jake’s Loft also supported several “Meet & Greet” events for organizations dedicated to placing shelter animals in loving homes.

As they close their doors Jake’s Loft will have special pricing on inventory and also be selling its furniture, fixtures and equipment at below its original price.  Much of the interior is decorated with handmade one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork made primarily from restored barn wood.  Friends of the store are encouraged to drop by to share their memories with the crew at Jake’s Loft.