Little Changes Can Go A Long Way - Aug. 24, 2010
That says a lot.
Just because we did not have anything in our store when we opened in May of 2006. That is why the leashes and collars are located down the rightside of the store.
For those of you with good memories, our food was in the back where the fish tanks and critter section now stand.
That left an awful lot of wall space.
Fortunately, we have always been lauded for our vast selection of styles, colours and sizes of leashes and collars.
So, faced with a large wall on the right side of the store, we buckled up those items. Back then, it did work a bit considering you eventually ran into one of the food shelves so dog meets dog stuff.
As time moved on and the Food Court became reality and other changes were made here and there, the leashes and collar section stayed the same.
In reality, it would be difficult to move all that stock.
One of our suppliers insists all of the space we have could be shrunken to a dozen feet of space. I insist he is nuts. He opposes that view.
Anyway, the other day we received a smash of new collars and leashes.
Our longer leads hang straight down and they were stopping on top of litter boxes located on a lower tiered floor lift that came with the store. It was looking kind of sad. It needed a facelift.
We moved all the cardboard cat scratch units to the front of the store under one of the main windows. The space left behind went to litter boxes, leaving the floor lift open and just giving it a stream-lined look that is clutter free.
We are not done with the leashes and collar section, but for now we are.
Amazing what a little nip and tuck can do for you.
If all goes well, we may have some storage units under the aquariums, too. If Tom had his way, we would pull the shelving unit out from the wall and add 16 tanks. That would also allow more wall space for retail at the end. Always something, huh?