Returning to the Scene

Posted 31 October 2011 by
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This blog has been a cherished part of opening our new store. I love to write and it has been a gift to share the experiences (and pictures) with those of you that are interested in the process of creating a new store. After we opened the new store on September 13, I went on […]

It’s Been a Week!

Posted 20 September 2011 by
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Okay, that was a bit of a pun … or at least I think so … I am a little punchy from a week of opening a new store … and simultaneously getting ready to go on vacation. It was not my actual plan to go on vacation one week after opening the new store, […]

Our New Store is Open

Posted 13 September 2011 by
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Wow. I can hardly believe that I am actually typing these words! It has been quite a journey and now the adventure begins. Over two years ago, I convinced Maryelizabeth that this really was something we should do. It took a lot of conversations … and with good reason. Anyone who knows anything about the […]

Exhilaration and Exhaustion

Posted 5 September 2011 by
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September 5, 2011 Yep. We love alliteration around here! And … we have good news. We have an official opening date. And, we are 98% sure that we will be able to open on that date. And we really have no choice. We have an author event scheduled for the evening. Drum roll, please! Mysterious […]

It’s Getting Very Exciting …

Posted 24 August 2011 by
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Well, it turns out that the closer we get to actually having a store, the less time I have to write. No surprise there, I guess! And since pictures will tell the story better than I can, this entry will be mostly pictures. Here’s what’s happening in brief: The fixtures are being installed. It is […]

Purple and Green Walls and so much more!

Posted 17 August 2011 by
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This is the first time since April that I’ve made it to Redondo Beach from my off-site office, and ohmigosh, the difference! Terry has done a wonderful job documenting the progress on transforming our Redondo Beach location from its previous computer store incarnation to our second location over the past few months, but still … […]

Things are really moving now!

Posted 9 August 2011 by
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Monday, August 8, 2011 Over the weekend we hosted members of the Southern California chapter of the Mystery Writers of America at a special pre-opening event in our new store space. The support and response we received from the members of the MWA was as wonderful as it was fun! We were able to show […]

The Excitement Builds!

Posted 29 July 2011 by
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July 29, 2011 Okay … that was a bit of a pun … but it’s true! The building is really coming together. You can almost envision what it will look like. The sign announcing our store is posted on Artesia. And … we are beginning to talk about dates as if they are real! We […]

Updates on our Construction Progress

Posted 19 July 2011 by
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July 19, 2011 If you have been paying attention, you know that we are experiencing delays in the construction of our building. I guess this is something I should have expected … and to be fair, there is so much other work to be done before we open that this gives us a little breathing […]

Wondering Why You Haven’t Heard From Me?

Posted 14 July 2011 by
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Well, you wouldn’t be wondering if you knew that: There are currently six people working in my office. With all of the meetings and comings and goings, there isn’t room to breathe, much less write! The good news is that we are getting lots of things done, laying the ground work so that we can […]