Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What's going on here?

Every January at the Garden Center allows us the opportunity to paint walls, reseal the floor, do those yearly maintenance items before the next seasons merchandise arrives. This year, we are taking it a step further at our store at 2707 W. 13th. (Our West store, althought the 'Ridge' store is further west)

If you have ever worked with both pegboard and slatwall, you know how much nicer the slat wall is. Dad had custom pegboard installed at the 'West' store in the 60's sometime. I need to check with Mom to see when that actually happened. It went from idea to tearing out the pegboard in a matter of minutes. My idea was to think about it and do it next year before the Christmas set-up in October. I didn't even get a vote. Within an hour, most of the old was down and the cinder block from yrs ago was showing. The old stories then came with all the 'stuff' we found behind and under the shelving. Wooden flats, Christmas arrangements, cigarette butts, I love telling the employees how things were done in the past. I can see their thoughts in their faces, 'Yeah, and I bet you walked to school uphill, both ways, in the snow too, Marty."

Anyway, here is the old wall from the original 'Orie Johnson' building that is pre 1960 construction. Check back and see how the project progresses.

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