Yesterday proved to be a bit challenging for the carpet installers what with some of the walls and pillars creating extra obstacles for them to work around. They kept at it and did a great job however, and we’re excited with how smooth this whole process is going!
Yesterday’s focus was on the Novelties and Costume sections of the store. Here are some before and after pictures. You may notice there are a lot of walls missing from the store. These were non-permanent walls that thankfully with a little work and sweat we were able to tear down temporarily so that the carpet could be installed a little easier. All of the merchandise was moved to the front of the store or to the basement, which of course made shopping a bit of a challenge for our customers. From all of the feedback we received yesterday however, it seems as if this wasn’t a problem for most as our awesome staff were ready to handle all of our customers needs and get them what they wanted!
Center Aisle in Novelties before any prep was done for the carpet installation
Center Aisle merchandise removed and relocated; walls are ready to come down!
Wigs and Clown Accessories all removed so that the walls can be removed
Walls removed. This view is from the corner of the wig aisle looking towards the front of the store. All merchandise staying on the permanent walls have been lifted up from the floor.
Front pillar area at front of store just past the make-up counters
Front pillar area just past the make-up counters with carpet removed
All carpet removed from wig and center aisles of Novelties. Cement patches completed ready for new carpet!
New carpet is going down in wig and center aisles!
Center aisle getting new carpet!!
Wig and Novelties Aisles are all done!! Time to bring the walls back in!!
Area near the dressing rooms and kids costumes. Thankfully duct tape and throw rugs will no longer be needed!
And just like that it's done! No more duct tape or throw rugs needed!!
Dressing Room area with carpet being removed
All Dressing Rooms are prepped and ready for the new carpet!
Dressing rooms are complete! New carpet is down and ready for customers to transform themselves!
Costume area leading to the hat wall. Notice more duct tape as well as three different types of carpet!
Another view of the costume and hat aisle with the different types of carpet. This part of the store actually used to be part of the Dancewear Department up until three years ago when the wall was taken down and four slant walls erected in its place. At that time 4 more dressing rooms were also added.
Hat wall with all inventory moved and shelving units removed. We found two closets behind those walls!
The carpet installers have a day off today while we play catch-up. We’ll be putting parts of the store back together again and getting inventory back where it needs to be. We’ve also got to get Dancewear ready to go, as well as everything behind the front counters. Tomorrow the carpet installers will finish in the area of the adult costumes and move right into Dancewear from there. This is one of the projects that could unearth all kinds of headaches as you go on, but so far it has been smooth sailing!
Check back tomorrow for more photos!