The building looked abandoned and no one was going to rent the street storefronts during the 2 year construction. 4 of the 5 of us decided to leave, and I decided to stay at least through the holidays, utilizing the extra space as a retail pop-up.
Only 2 weeks into my ordering of my inventory for the pop-up, I was told I had 60 days to get out. They needed to demolish my space in order to excavate for structural footings. Apparently, there was no basement under my salon.
Great. Like I needed ONE MORE THING to deal with. Everything else in my life had changed dramatically and was beyond my control. All I could do was continue to trudge forward. I immediately started with a call to a friend who was high up in the offices of a very well respected landlord in town. I figured she was connected enough to give me a lead. What I didn't expect was what happened next...
I was offered the most perfect space at the most perfect price right across the street from my old location and they were doing my build out for me.
I spent the next few months throwing things out and starting to pack, while doing a retail store for the holidays. I was working 7 days a week. In January, I had 4 days to move during the coldest time of the year. It was miserable.
In the end, I donated everything from the old salon that I wasn't taking with me. That made it someone else's problem to move. Kiwanis showed up and took everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. They unhooked the washer and dryer, they took giant wall mirrors from the Main street salon, they even took facial room equipment.
So now, here I am in my new space, loving everyday. I love my neighbors and all the new energy around me. Most of the businesses on this block are new, run by a younger generation of entrepreneurs and I am thrilled to be a part of it.
My clients that have been in so far love the new communal feel of the space, We have streaming music through the incredible Gallo Accoustic speakers I won recently and I book mostly via text using the cloud, so I can make appointments any time, no matter where I am. Everything in the new place is wireless and there is never a phone ringing. I am in heaven.
Here is an early photo the day after moving in. It becomes more gorgeous in here every day and the mix of new retail with new hair products has been a hit.
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New contact info:
213 South Fourth Ave / Suite 1B