Have you ever heard the expression that talks about how the painter has no time to paint his own house? Well it's pretty much the same when you're in the shirt business. Except not this time! I recently had the opportunity to make shirts for a 5K for my very own high school class reunion. Western Reserve Class of 1982. We had a blast...as we always do. Special thanks to the late Tom Petty for being our inspiration this year. It's so true. "If you don't run, you rust."
We recently had the opportunity to sponsor the STAFF shirts for Vermilion's own recently remodeled Skate Spot. The Skate Spot (it's a SPOT vs a PARK because of its smallish size). The Skate Spot, which is under the wing of the Vermilion Parks Board, was in a terrible state of disrepair and desperate for a much-needed rehab. This project was not for the faint of heart. It was a monumental effort on the part of so many folks but in the end, they got it done! The guy on the far right in the photo, he's the real hero. He worked tirelessly for 6 weeks to nearly rebuild every ramp in the park. Thanks Jim for a job well done!
But they're not stopping there! The BIG Vision is for Vermilion to build a world-class destination skate park that measures more than 20K SF. A giant concrete bowl that will draw athletes from around the country! Better take your vitamins, Jim, cause you're gonna be really busy with this one!
We're SOOOOOOO close to being done with this remodel and I, for one, will be thrilled to see it all wrapped up. There's so much more new stuff coming. You might have noticed the new logo (just a soft launch...no hoopla). It's a throwback to the old logo (back to my beloved red and black). And the new website is coming along nicely (more on that in a future post).
The new-and-improved space at our Liberty & Main location still has some finishing touches to add, but all-in-all, getting this done in the midst of the tourist season (not to mention several festivals and 3rd Thursdays and Farmer's Markets) has been a challenge, but I'm thrilled with the progress we've been able to make.
Just a few more weeks and we can take the sign down!