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?
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!