Alameda’s Pippen Hill to Close Soon


If you’re looking for something for your baby or children to wear for Easter… or for the Alameda’s egg hunting events set for March 27, stop by Pippen Hill at 1356 Park Street.

The baby and children’s clothing boutique is closing its doors next week on March 31 and has an amazing sale going on. You better hop to it, as the last day for shopping is March 29.

It’s too bad that the Pippen Hill team — Angela, Melody, Nicole, Amanda and Abi — lost their lease and decided to close down. The shop has been in the area for more than five years, one staff member said.

Many of the store’s clothes are from France, Egypt and other overseas spots where looking chic begins at a very early age.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.  

For those of you who might wonder about the shop’s name, which is spelled out in ceramic tiles in front of the main entrance, Pippen Hill is a nursery rhyme:

As I was going up Pippen Hill,
Pippen Hill was dirty.
There I met a pretty miss
And she dropt me a curtsey.

Little miss, pretty miss,
Blessings light upon you!
If I had half a crown a day,
I’d spend it gladly on you.

At least one Internet source says the Pippen Hill is in Worchestershire, England.

Best of luck to the Pippen Hill staff … may blessing light upon you.