Victoria's Card and Party Factory changes name
Aug. 6, 2012 at 3:06 a.m.
A longtime party supply store is in the midst of an update.
Victoria's Card and Party Factory changed its name to Wally's Party Factory.
The change was in the works for a while, said Louie Miller, who manages the store at 5221 N. Navarro St.
Wally's has owned the Victoria location for years, he explained, and transitioned its various stores' names as it could. Items inside the Victoria shop were already labeled with both "Card and Party Factory" and "Wally's Party Factory" names.
"We've been taking the half step, but now it's complete," Miller said. "We're trying to get the store looking better and better, and to stock more."
Wally's will also open a temporary store just doors down from its current location - where Spirit Halloween has opened in the past - during the Halloween season, he said.
"We're actually going to have both locations," he said, adding that he wasn't sure exactly what the alternate location would hold. "We expect to have a little more variety."
Change might be entering the mix, but the store's services, policies and employees remain the same, Miller said.
It will still offer the party supplies, balloons and seasonal items it always has, he explained. "Erwin charge," a program that allows reputable companies to charge purchases and receive a mailed statement, will also remain available.
Miller said he looked forward to the coming months and hoped to host a grand re-opening event soon.
Wally's Party Factory is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 361-580-1480.