Though it has been on the back burner for us, we've always wanted to have our own retail space to showcase our laid-back, relaxed, lakeitude in the form of garments and accessories.
So while chatting with Barry "Woody" Woods over a frosty beverage across the street at Loony's Brew one fine May evening, he brought up the topic of the "Lake Ware" space in his building... "I'm just using it as storage right now... you guys should open a t-shirt shop for the summer." said Woody. Jim & I looked at each other and asked if we could see the space.
Once inside, I could immediately see the potential shop in my mind...with its old but newly painted white walls, looking all beachy and relaxed, found pieces for the fixtures and display items - exactly how I'll decorate a cabin on the lake when I can afford one. I turned to Jim and said "I want it."
So began the rush of finding a contractor (Stevens Carpentry LLC) to help us fix the floor, painting the walls and ceiling (and the floor once it was done), installing fixtures, designing new shirts and getting them ready for our opening day - today!
Now here we are - a mere three weeks after our conversation with Woody, open and ready to go! We'll be introducing new items each week because we've decided to do most of our shirts as limited editions. Meaning most of them won't be reprinted in the same style/color/design so get them while you can!
I'm excited to see how everyone responds to our shop and styles. Please come out and give me feedback as soon as you can!