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50 - CAPE GAZE'FrE, Friday, February 23 - February 29, 1996 I.M. Wamboz owners Accounting change Rehoboth name and location By Kristen Seal In light of the tremendous suc- cess of their furnislings store, I. M. Wamboz owners John and Pam Sadler have decided to pack up their merchandise and move on. Three doors down Rehoboth Avenue that is. The Sadlers have relocated their business from 174 Rehoboth Av- enue into the former location of The Mill Outlet at 208 Rehoboth Avenue. Along with this move, the Sadlers have also introduced a new name for their business. "We have two children, Abby, who is nine-years-old and Zach, who is five-years-old. That is where we came up with Abizak's,' explained John. He add&l that the store's origi- nal name, I.M. Wamboz, was in- stituted from a family nickname lovingly given to his wife, Pam. "So once again we're keeping the name of the business in the family," he chuckled. I. M. Wamboz enjoyed five years of successful patronage at its former location. In fact, the company expanded to five stores - three in the Washington, D.C. area, one in Atlantic City, N.J. and one in Key West, Fla. "The other stores were operated by Pam's three brothers and par- ents, but she spent most of her time on the road training employ- ees and I spent a lot of time away with buying and the computer end of the business," said John. "We're the only married part- ners in the business and it kept getting harder and harder for us to travel so much with our children. So with lots of support from the family, this store is independent from [I. M. Wamboz] and we can work now with our, children's fu- ture in mind," John added. Abizak's seemed an appropriate name for the newly expanded business "because the kids are al- ways in the store and our cus- tomers know them," John said. Pam added that Zach actually climbed out of his crib for the first time as well as stood up for the first time in I. M. Wamboz. I. M. Wamboz frequenters are familiar with the highly contem- porary furnishings available in the store, from metropolitan lamps, chairs, sofas and dining tables to smaller gifts. The Sadlers ex- plained that all of the merchandise that buyers are accustomed to pur- chasing will still be available, just in larger quantities. "We plan on expanding and broadening all of our existing cat- egories. It was frustrating before because we simply did not have the room to offer all that we want- ed to. We're really excited about the extra space," said John. "The basement we have here for storage is close to the size of the original store." Highly contemporary beds, dressers, armoires, T.V. and stereo cabinets, desks and uphol- stery can be expected to fill the new Abizak's location which has roughly doubled that of I.M. Wamboz.John and Pam both agree that much of their success derives from their willingness to learn from customers' inquiries and from their reasonable prices. "It has always been important to us to build trust with our cus- tomers and keep our selection broad," explained John. The annual spring Sidewalk Sale in downtown Rehoboth is al- ways a big occasion for the Sadlers and this spring will be no exception. In the past, Pam's brother, Dennis Schaeffer, has taken part in the sidewalk sale ac- tivities and now plans on playing a larger role in the operation of Abizak's. "We have gained a big reputa- tion for our sidewalk sale and we're all looking forward to that, especially Dennis," added Pam. Abizak's is currently open sev- en days a week, operating on "ca- sual hours" from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. while reno- vations are wrapping up. A grand opening is scheduled for late April or early May. For more informa- tion, call 227-6595. r' DOUGLAS C. HEDLEY BUILDER, INC. "1 RD. 1, Box 139D, Lewes, DE 19958 Roofing Siding Decks Small Repairs Additions & Major Renovations Serving the Lewes - Rehoboth area Licensed & Insured Member of BBI & Lewes Chamber CALL US FOR AN ESTIMATE (302)- 945-4122 INCOME TAXES Advice Planning Tax Problems By Appointment Only 645-5558 Foraker & Company, P.A. Independent Public Accountants Former owners of I.M. Wamboz, John and Pam Sadler, have moved their business to the former site of the Mill Outlet at 208 Re- hoboth Avenue. The husband and wife team have also changed the name of their furnishings store to Abizak's, after their two children Abby and Zach. Kristen Seal photo ROBERT V. WITSIL, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW EVENING AND WEEKEND SETILEMENTS BY APPOINTMENT 120 SOUTH BEDFORD ST. TEL. (302)855-0120 GEORGETOWN, DE 19947 FAX (302)855-0395 Listing of areas of practice does not represent specialization in these areas. MEMBER FDIC That is, unless you l tave a Rate Enhancer CD from County Bank. 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