NEW BUILDING

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  1. LilRay

    LilRay

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    Hey man, I just wanted to beat ya to starting a thread on your building closing.:ninja:

    I guess it takes more'n 30 minutes to get somethin' done in the Burg eh? Or are you celebrating early with a Bud Light?:bag:

    :D

    God Bless, Ray
     
  2. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Ray! We now own it! Yee-haw!

    We're celebrating with ladders, hammers and paint brushes :)

    Lots of work ahead, but it should be a ton of fun.
     
  3. Gard

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    Freakin' AWESOME!

    :hyper:

    ...now, if you're smart, you'll find a way to get those design students to come in and help out with the retro!!!

    :ninja:

    ...tell 'em it's "OJT", I mean, how can you be a good designer, if you haven't actually done the work, you can't understand the actual results as well, right????

    And, since it'll be warm, and the HVAC isn't working well yet, well...they'll have to dress...appropriately...

    :D
     
  4. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh, yeah, Danny has already proposed an internship. We could genuinely use their talents.
     
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  6. LilRay

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    Congradulations to both y'all. Tell Danny for me;).

    Now get to work!

    :D

    Need a Straw Boss Greg? I mean somebody's gotta sacrifice and keep an eye on things while you pros sell the merchandise. Somebody's gotta see to things gettin' done right.:ninja::help:

    :D

    God Bless, Ray
     
  7. VroomVroom

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    Word.

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    And absolute sincere congratulations, Greg!
     
  8. bassWR

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    Congratulations Greg & Danny!

    I really think your concept of a boutique store and a beginner/student store is going to be a super business model!

    And yeah...
    Snag one of those design students as an intern.

    All the best to the best in the business!!
     
  9. David A. Davis

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    will work for Rocket Music store credit!:bag::D

    Congrats guys!
     
  10. LilRay

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    Hey man, that's my gig! :help:

    :D

    God Bless, Ray
     
  11. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

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    Congrats! Awesome news indeed!
     
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    Congrats! I cant wait to see it. :hyper:
     
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    Glad to hear you got it done, congrats! One step closer to retirement.




    :)
     
  14. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks, everyone!

    I'm tearing apart our computer network as we speak, basically adding a machine that will become the central accounting machine for both locations (it will reside at the new spot).

    The unfortunate result of that activity is that we are currently unable to take money here in the store (cash, credit, debit, whatever). I hope nobody gets caught in the inconvenience of this, but I should be back up and running by tomorrow AM. Our website is still functioning if you absolutely, positively HAVE to give me money today. And I'm sure someone out there fits that description (yeah, I'm talking about you, Todd!).

    It's no skin off my back if you can work through the website, and I certainly do appreciate your willingess to work around my technical hurdles here in the short term...

    New building euphoria!!!!
     
  15. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi

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    Happy for ya Greg.

    Kudos
     
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    Congrats Greg & Danny! Sales thru the roof and vacations in Cabo.. Now that's a picture of success....
     
  17. JOME77

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    That's so cool that it's real deal now! I know that you guys are pumped!

    I had on my Rocket t-shirt the other day and someone asked me some questions about it.
    I told them that Rocket Music was my favorite music store but that I had actually never gone there. They seem to think that was a bit weird! :confused:

    Duh!!! Can you say internet? :)

    I guess that I'll have to go to both the boutique store and the beginner/student store on my first trip to Blacksburg VA.
     
  18. LilRay

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    I call Shotgun! :cool::bassist:

    :D

    God Bless, Ray
     
  19. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    Everyone - come on down! Just do it sometime later this summer! :)

    Danny and I were able to put in a full day of demo work on Sunday. In the new showroom, we tore the flooring out and pulled down most of the drop ceiling. I've got some before and after photos that I'll share tomorrow. It's a hoot.

    We had our new guy Zach in the store for his first full time day today. Danny and I were hoping to get over to the new spot to do some more work today, but Danny was hung up at the current spot until 3 or so, and I didn't make it out until 6:30. Still, Danny tore up the last of the showroom floor, and I came behind and carted it all away.

    We're really winging this whole thing, and it's fun to see how our concepts are evolving. A lot of the things that we thought we wanted to do right away are being pushed out or abandoned all together, and we're just really digging into the here and now. All of which means that the Phase II studio buildout might just happen at the same time as the showroom buildout. We were thinking about doing it in separate phases when it was just on paper, but now that we're tearing stuff up and having to make some firm decisions... well, it's just a different perspective. Should be an exciting coupla/few months!
     
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    Outstanding, Greg. Good luck with everything, and thank you for letting us live vicariously a bit as you go through this exciting process.
     
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    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    It's gonna be a trip documenting our progress, I can't wait to be able to compare where we started with wherever we end up.

    Just as a refresher, here's how the showroom started:

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    And here's how it was as of last night:
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    All the flooring and ceiling debris has either left the building or been piled up in the warehouse for now.
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    Next up, we tear down the showroom's suspended ceiling frame and the hideous paneling on the walls...
     

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