Sonoma’s Copy Store & More to close

After more than 30 years in business, Sonoma’s Copy Store and More on West Napa Street will close its doors permanently on Oct. 29.

Paula Farwell has owned and run the store since 2001. Her bookkeeper, Judith Jones, has been with her almost since the beginning and Farwell’s daughter Danna, now helps run the shop.

“A number of factors contributed to us closing,” said Farwell. “COVID was a big one but I have wanted to sell the business since the beginning of this year. But selling it now seems unlikely.”

Farwell commutes 90 minutes each way daily from her home in Lake County and she said she is ready to give up the drive and retire. Her lease ended last year and she is currently on a month-to-month lease.

The 2,000-square-foot copy shop, located at 255 W. Napa St., is known for offering a wide range of services including signage, vinyl and vehicle graphics, blueprints, business cards, brochures and more. The store is open this week through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Salt Shed CEO/owner Matthew Tippell said that Copy Store & More has printed the vast majority of his custom building company’s blueprints for several years.

“We always try to support local businesses,” said Tippell. “It’s sad to see a small business close.”

Next week, Farwell plans a big liquidation sale.

“We’ll be selling everything you can see – paper, cards, binding and cutting equipment and fixtures,” she said.

“Sonoma has been really good to us,” Farwell told the Index-Tribune on Monday as she finished a few final jobs. “We have really kind customers and it has been a pleasure to do business here.”

Sonoma’s remaining options for copy services are Patt’s Copy World at 677 First St. W., Staples at 977 W. Napa St. and Sonoma Blueprint at 18812 Sonoma Highway.

A listing for the copy shop space now appears on the commercial lease estate site, LoopNet.

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