In 2003, Sarah and her husband Walter purchased the adjacent Trader Jon's building, intending to expand into the 3,500-square-foot ground floor of the Trader Jon's building for Sarah's, while leasing the upper floors of both buildings to other businesses. However, after months of renovation work, Hurricane Ivan hit in September 2004, ripping an entire wall off the Sarah's building and damaging the roof of the Trader Jon's building. Brown leased a temporary location at 308 East Government Street, intending to return to Palafox, but ultimately decided not to reopen Sarah's.
- SunBiz.org entry for Sarah's House, Inc.
- "Trader's getting refitted." Pensacola News Journal, May 28, 2004.
- "Downtown boutique will return." Pensacola News Journal, November 20, 2004.