One store makeover, pallets of clothing and shoes, delightful additions to the toy lines and a lot of blood, sweat and tears later, Grandma’s Bait is ready for its Grand Reopening! But once I’ve opened the doors, the thought comes to me, whatever will I dream of next? That’s the thing about living the dream, I just keep on dreaming until my dreams come true. But more about that later…much later.
This is the week. The doors to Grandma’s Bait will open on Wednesday, March 16th to allow our staff and me to work out any kinks in a successful and smooth reopening celebration later that week. A “soft open” is an unannounced or lightly announced business opening, prior to a grand opening.
GRANDMA’S BAIT WEDNESDAY MARCH 16th
A soft opening is much like the final dress rehearsal before a play. It brings together those who have been with us at LTD 7 and supported us as we opened LTD 7.2. It acts as a place where those of you who have gotten us off the ground in so many ways come together to quietly celebrate and tweak any necessary “flubs” as they occur. We all want to enjoy the Grand Reopening celebration that is to come, so the more familiar we are with the workings of the machinery and the merchandise, before the BIG day, the better.
It is also nice to receive feedback in the initial early stages. During a soft opening, we welcome our first customers and enjoy their comments and observations. Customers may say something that sparks a new idea for us. They may be coming in just to show support and we welcome that, wholeheartedly! And finally, a soft open allows us all to get super excited about the big day…the Grand Reopening.
Grandma’s Bait will officially (re)open its doors this coming Saturday. It will be a day you do not want to miss!
We cordially invite you to celebrate with us on Saturday, March 19th from 10am to 5pm. Most of the activities will take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm, but the store will be open all day!
We will have activities for the children, a strolling magician, and refreshments. We have apparel, shoes, gifts and toys that are sure to bring a sparkle to your eye. Please tell all your friends about our store and plan to join us as we unveil our latest dream.
I will see you next week! Until then, Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my cherished leprechauns. Here is to hoping that you find that four leaf clover!
Living the Dream,