It’s been two months since our last article. We’re very, very sorry for the long delay, but we were busy in the store. Since May of 2013, we’ve been looking for a larger location. We outgrew our 1,000 square foot store. It was getting harder and harder to host events, and there were products we wanted to carry (I’m looking at you board games) that we had no room for.
We had a few requirements for a new location. We wanted a location that was at least twice the size of our last one. It needed to be relatively square shaped to make it easier for us to keep track of everyone and everything when we’re working. Lastly, we wanted to stay in downtown Port Angeles.
After looking for 8 months (including walkthroughs at 3 different locations), we found out that Trading Post (an antique store) in the same building as we were already in decided to move out in March of 2014 and switch to online sales only. From January to March we prepared to move. The entire month of March 2014 was mostly spent preparing to move. On March 25, we received the keys to the new location and we had lest than a week for painting, building, moving, and set up (I didn’t want to pay rent on two locations at the same time). On April 1st, 2014, we opened our new 2,100+ square foot store only two doors away from were we started exactly four years priors. The following Friday, we hosted a grand reopening event and ribbon cutting.
Robynn and I would not have been able to move without the support of everyone we know. Family, friends from work & church, frequent customers, and other people we can’t even think of right this second helped us. They helped us in more ways that we can think of: emotionally, physically (so much painting and moving), financially (thanks for buying stuff from us during the last 4 years), and other ways.
Robynn and I thank all of you for the support, and hope for continued support in the years to come.