Whiteman's Arcade Fire

To All of our Incredible Customers,

As many of you may be aware the beautiful heritage building of Whiteman's Arcade was affected by a devastating fire early on Friday morning. A number of local business have been seriously damaged, including Lane & Acre.

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and the events of Friday morning are truly heart breaking, not just for me but the entire Camden community. Even now, we are still unable to determine the extent of our loss as the building remains too unsafe to gain access.

Thankfully no one was injured during the fire and I take comfort in knowing that all of my team are safe. Emily, Sheldon and Ashlee have always been just genuine, amazing women and I am blessed to have them around me.

My heart goes out to all the other business owners - we are a tight bunch and I know that we will all get through this by supporting each other as we have always done.

We are surrounded by a tribe of incredible, beautiful and kind people and I know that we be okay. We have received an overwhelming amount of love and support from our community for which I am truly grateful.

I am feeling helpless, as I know you all are but please know that our store was never just about buying things - it was about providing a beautiful place to meet lovely people. I lost count of how many of you came to visit us at times of distress, or sadness - just to be in your happy place. To have a chat, or a coffee, or maybe buy yourself a candle.. to give yourself a moment of self care.. Because of this, I know that despite the realisation that I may have lost it all, I am comforted in knowing that by creating our little store, I achieved my real dream.

Much Love..

Elle xxx