|Our staff opening the new building. From left to right: Kristi Anna, Patricia, Sarah, and Tracy.|
Clearly we needed more space, and when a larger building with a much better layout just two doors down became available, we jumped at it. Much of the first quarter was spend planning the move, which was executed in late March. Because the new building was so close by and because we had early access to it, it was a relatively painless move that we accomplished without losing any business hours to closure. We were once again reminded of the kindness of Port Gamble residents, as even though we didn't ask for help, a steady stream of our fellow business owners, townies, and customers dropped by over the course of our move week to lend a hand.
|Erik Kleiva, co-owner of the Port Gamble General Store and Café, and Drew Zhu, co-owner of Tango Zulu, taking a load to the new building. The entire move was done on foot with the aid of a single hand truck.|
|Townie and customer Anne Davies dropped by to help arrange displays.|
|Our new register counter, built (including graphics) by Port Gamble's Orbea Sign Company. Much better than the old tiki bar we used at the old store.|
|Super Employee Kristi Anna wears a lot of hats. Hah hah.|