We went by the new digs this morning to drop off a desk. Wish I had remembered to take a picture... but they have our classroom area almost finished. The wall still needs painting where the patch was done.
Our "classroom" area will be used for holding local sales (for insurance reasons, we can't have people actually shop in the warehouse), and hopefully some day actually have card classes or small crops. Looks like we would be able to fit 10-12 people in there.... I'll know better once we can put some tables/chairs in the room.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
We have some very exciting news to share! Our warehouse will be moving to a 6,000 s.f. brand new building very soon.
We just put a down payment on a warehouse space just 8 minutes from our current location. The space is currently empty, and part of a larger warehouse building. We are purchasing 3,000 s.f. and adding a 2nd floor to give us 6,000 s.f. of space. This will almost double our current space.
We will be occupying units 644 and 642
This is the inside of 1 of the units. You can see where the 2nd floor will go up, as well as the wall separating the 2 units. There will be a BIG archway between the 2 units both upstairs and downstairs, creating 1 large space for us.
At this time, we have to wait for the permits to start building the 2nd floor. Permits are the longest part of the process.... so I probably won't have any updates for 4-6 weeks. Here is the floor plan:
It's kind of hard to see... but the left one is the upstairs which will be 1 big expanse, and the right one is the downstairs showing 2 offices and a larger room at the front of the building, plus the big warehouse at the back. You can see the staircases on either side towards the back too.
Now I need to map out how all the shelves will be arranged, as well as the freight receiving area and the shipping area.
If all goes well, we should be moving in around the middle of January. It's going to be a LOT of work!!!! But we are looking forward to our new digs.