Wednesday, January 5, 2011

More Store Pictures


The pictures just don't do the place justice. It is near impossible to get the whole store in one picture. Here you can see about 90% of the shopping space. Also, you don't see in these pictures the lobby, the huge classroom, and our office area.  Some of my favorite additions include:

• Our check out area that now has four registers instead of two. Most of the time two is all we need but often we have events that require more than that. At our last birthday celebration we had three registers going with lines going all the way to the walls on the other end of the store. It was madness!

• The aisles in the back area of the shopping space are so long. 


• Of course I have to show you the American Crafts Thickers wall.


If I remember right Mom said we have around 125 different Thickers. At one point during set up I heard her say something about maybe ordering too many. I was quick to let her know that you can never have too many Thickers.

• The space for our Seasonal and Latest and Greatest sections are so much bigger.


In the old store it was sometimes an impossible puzzle trying to figure out where everything was going to go. I don't think we'll have that problem here since we now have three walls dedicated to those sections.

It was so much fun to be there today and here everyone that walked in say, "Wow!" including our UPS guy.

Like I said yesterday, there is still a lot of work to finish our vision. We have so many plans that we are anxious to get started on and I can't wait to see the finished result.

31 comments:

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Looks great!! Loving that thickers wall!! never too many!

Amarilys said...

it looks wonderful! I'm not much of a thickers kind of gal but that thickers wall is to die for!

LeAnne Smith said...

The store looks AMAZING! I sure hope to visit someday...I've loved getting to "know" you all this past year and seeing your successes & growth has been such a pleasure! Wishing you all at SG a prosperous year!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Amazing Allison.

Scrapthat said...

Oh Wowee! One could spend days shopping in your store!
Looks like thickers heaven!

Christina said...

I'm so glad you posted pictures!!!! I'm also glad I got to stop in on the opening day of the new store. I was simply amazed! It is so pretty and big and there is so much stuff! Congrats again to your whole family on all their hard work.

Janet Z said...

Man I wish I lived near by.

Valerie said...

CONGRATULATIONS from the other side of the globe!
You are “super people” fixing a “super store”! It looks fantastic. All my best!
Cheers,
Valerie

Cynthia B. said...

What an amazing space! You've done a wonderful job already...I can only imagine what your end-vision will be!

Jody B. said...

WOW! I can't believe all of those Thickers. The store looks so nice.

Lori G. said...

I can't wait to come see my parents over Spring Break at the end of March. Of course, I don't just come to see my parents, I'll have to come see the store. I'll have to save some money up before then!

Congrats!

debbi said...

I am going to work hard to convince my husband he needs a vacation to Branson & Springfield. We always come in the summer but I don't think I can wait that long to see your amazing new store. I can hardly imagine a store better than the one you already had!

Jill Sarginson said...

Wow! I want to go, I want to go!!!

Look at those Thickers! You ARE right - you can never have too many Thickers!!

Steff said...

That wall of Thickers is like heaven!

pammc said...

I'd be in Thickers heaven!

Glynis said...

Wow!! This place is huge!! It would take me all day to paruse all those fabulous goodies. Wish you were in my neighbourhood :O)

mustangkayla said...

Wow...its looking fantastic! I wanna come visit! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! I LOVE the pics! Seriously considering buying a plane ticket ;)

Stephanie said...

I'm a fairly new blog follower, I didn't know you had a store until now :) I LOVE your new place, it looks amazing!

Lisa G. said...

Ok when you have a stay and shop weekend retreat for people from out of town let me know! :) Looks fun!!!!

Mandi said...

Um, can I just come and LIVE at the store?!? *drool*

Amy from KC said...

On, be still my heart...that wall of Thickers is incredible. That is the largest selection of those I have ever seen! The store looks great. Thank you for posting all of the pictures. I'm going to go and look at my calendar and see when I can fit in a trip to Springfield... :)

scrapinbabygal said...

WOW your store looks like the best one EVER!!! I absolutely love the Thickers wall and everything looks so organized!! I may plan a trip out there just to shop :)

csewy said...

An amazing store....I'm sure I could spend hours and hours in your store!! Thanks for posting the photos!

dawn said...

The store looks great and it's huge. So much fun stuff to look at and buy. Congratulations again and you have all done a great job setting it up. I like all the "themes" you showed us. I hope to get there sometime this year. Have fun and maybe do a layout about this in the future.

julie.schellin said...

Wait - where is this store?!? I NEED to be there! GORGEOUS!

Michelle said...

Good question!! Where is this?? :) Looks AMAZING!! I am in Thicker heaven!!!!

Paula in Ontario, Canada said...

I'm a new follower too... and antsy to find out where this store is! My husband just walked in the room and had to clean the drool off the keyboard for me! :)

Angela L. said...

If you ever walk by the "Thickers" aisle and see a woman sitting on the floor just staring straight ahead with glazed eyes, please don't call "mental hotline" because it would be me and I'm not crazy! That picture of the "Thickers" has to be one of the most amazing photos that I've ever seen so if I should make it out that way one day, you betcha.... I'm gonna sit and stare for awhile ;-P

Angela L. said...

oh and by the way.... congrats on the gorgeous new store!

Allison Davis said...

Thank you all for the congrats! We're pretty excited about it!

For those of you that asked, our store is located in Springfield, MO. :)