Our New Store!

15 Apr
It is finally time for me to announce that we have a new store! We still have our old store, which has frontage on Broadway (the main shopping street), but we also have a 2nd location just around the corner. They are physically connected only by their storage rooms in back.  The “back” store (the new store that is not on Broadway) is 1/3 of the rent…and is in a similar location as our original store in 2005.  Jared didn’t want us to have it too easy this Spring/Summer…so we settled on this new project.  We will also have our first employee ever for this coming season.
But with the new store comes a lot of remodeling/painting to do.  The previous renters that have been in our “back” store  have never had color or zest in their stores.  So, we have brought some of our Mexican inspiration with us. Here are some before-and-after shots as we’ve been repainting in the last few days:

Now which store would YOU prefer to shop in?  White and drab?  Or shockingly colorful?
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Maiya and Ella have stayed fairly entertained.  Ella helps keep Maiya busy (wow!  She’s being obedient AND helpful…let’s hope this keeps up!!), and when Maiya is napping, Ella rides her bike in circles around our store.  Thank goodness for that bike!
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14 Responses to “Our New Store!”

  1. Greg and Lara April 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm #

    I LOVE THE COLORS! That is awesome! And correct me if I'm wrong, but your additional store looks about three times bigger than your original store in the back.

    I think you guys are addicted to bright colors. Admit it…you really wanted the bright orange trailer, didn't you?

  2. Stacey April 16, 2009 at 2:12 am #

    Great colors… so bright and cheery! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Kate and Dennis April 16, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    Love the colors! So sunny & happy!

  4. Morgan -Ing April 16, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    The new store looks FABULOUS! I wish I could see it in person. 🙂

  5. Angie April 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    It looks FABULOUS!!! GReat job! Good luck this summer with the new store! You will do great!

  6. Yasmine April 22, 2009 at 12:11 am #

    We just went to Cozumel and I have to say, I think I can see why you love Mexico. We had AMAZING food there and everything is so vibrant. Maybe next winter we'll meet you in Puerto Vallerta or something!

  7. Yasmine April 22, 2009 at 12:11 am #

    By the way– good for you for keeping Costco in business.

  8. Kezia April 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm #

    From an interior design student, I totally approve of your improvements! You guys did a great job with the color scheme!

  9. Krista April 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm #

    I like, I like! Those colors are an amazing improvement. Best of luck with this store!

  10. leadatortilla April 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    You have been BUSY! You go girl… and boy… and little girls too…. It really looks awesome!

  11. Jenny April 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    Wow- great job- it looks fabulous you guys! Love all the bright colors! So FUN!!!! GREAT JOB! Good Luck this summer!

  12. Lisa April 29, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    Love the color!!! love it love it!

  13. utahmominmexico May 12, 2009 at 2:31 am #

    Agree with everyone on the colors. Makes me want to paint my house when we get home.

  14. lowrylore May 28, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    You already have a ton of comments saying, but I want to say it again: Great Choice of Colors!

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