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The sign & awning are up!

January 12, 2011

After a crazy first holiday season and a much-needed break, we’re back and open for the new year! And we got a belated Christmas present:

After a lot of paperwork (and city office bungling), and with the help of our Alderman (whose office really helped us clear up all of the aforementioned bungling) we have our sign and awning.

What do you think? We’re super excited to have a brighter and more visible storefront for 2011.

Quiet on the East of Western Front

October 22, 2010

Hey there.. just stopping by to say that we’ll be bringing some new updates to this site soon! It’s been a very crazy fall, and there are some cool things coming up on the schedule, so stay tuned, and we’ll be back shortly.

Oh, and stop by the store anytime, if you miss us!

What’s All This Then?

July 27, 2010

We’re working on something super-cool! Stay tuned for details.

Sweets Shop

June 24, 2010

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We hope to see you this saturday!

Date Night

May 30, 2010

Thanks (again) to AM Radio, we’ve got a perfect point of sale display for our Perpetual Calendars. This arrived and was the perfect size.

Sweet as Candy

May 26, 2010

Thanks to Daily Candy for their sweet post about the new shop!

We’ve got a lot of store additions to post up over the next few days, including some great new display pieces from AM Radio. More to come!

Take Luck

May 15, 2010

Today’s our opening day, and we are done with most of the construction and building. There are still plenty of tweaks we’ll be making, but for now we’ll be settling into the retail groove.

It has been an extremely fun and exciting process, and everyone that has helped us over the last few months.

More picture and news on the way! We’re open, but there’s till a lot of progress to be made.

Vinyl

May 12, 2010

Some of our window graphics. We’ll be applying them this Friday. And on Saturday…

Bubble Bobble

May 7, 2010

Thanks to Chip & Kim Wentz, we have a fun new toy for the shop…

Visitors to the shop will be able to pick up buttons, mystery prizes, discounts and more from our new capsule vending machine! We are going to customize it with some vinyl graphics next week.

Thanks for the amazing store gift!

Off The Wall

May 6, 2010

As we near the opening of the store (now little more than a week away!), we’re putting the finishing touches on the space.

Earlier our friend Lauren came by to help with odds and ends. She replaced the old pulls on our card catalog drawers and helped us think through some of our furniture arangement. We installed paper hanging rods as well.

Yesterday we put up the picture ledges that will be used to display cards, books, music, prints and more. We wanted to create a wall that was orderly and organic, that didn’t look too rigid but still had the amount of shelf space we need.

And today we took some small IKEA drawers (FIRA mini chest) that we weren’t using and repurposed them as shelves. We plan to back each one with paper or cork board and use this section to highlight the different designers and production methods featured in the store.

Just a bit more work to do! Look out for our opening announcement VERY SOON!