The walls are down!
So we decided, kind of last minute, to remove the room that stood in the middle of our store. Eeeek! Thankfully the walls were not even attached to the ceiling and came down within hours! It is so big in there now! It really changed the whole look of the store and we can really begin visualizing what it will look like all set up! These next few weeks are going to be a whirlwind as we scrape, stain and seal floors, paint the ceiling, build our checkout counter, hang lighting, move ALL of our racks and inventory in and decorate. My anxiety just went up just reading all of that! But we're getting it done and we will be ready and open for you on Black Friday!
BIG THANK YOU to Craig MacDonald who has been AMAZING at helping us remove drywall, walls etc. and is helping us finish up the many other projects we have before opening. YOU are a gem! Thank you!!! Thank you, also, to Lee Blanchard (my incredible husband) who works tirelessly to help us organize, renovate, clean up, shop etc. etc. We could not do this without you and your support can not be more appreciated.
I (Renee) had a fabulous opportunity to meet and pick at a lovely ladies house today and purchased some AMAZING dishes and other items for the store. You will NOT want to miss this set and I promise you, it will go fast when we open because it is an incredible set. If you have vintage, antique or retro items that you want to get rid of, even if they are broken or in pieces, contact us! Your trash may just be the best part of our day!
Once again, thank you all for your support. We have almost 1000 responses to our Grand Opening in just a little over a week and over 350 likes on our new Facebook page. We are overwhelmed and excited to bring this great store to Alpena.
Here are a few pics from the removal of the walls. Can't wait to get debris out of there tomorrow and really see it opened up!