Thursday, September 06, 2007

Whew.

A crazy, crazy week.

I've leased a shop. It is on Jackson St, and we're gonna get in there in TWO WEEKS. I can't believe it, it has all happened very quickly - from seeing the shop on Tuesday, to signing the papers today.

It will be called "Babylicious", and that is all I know. I'm vaguely thinking it will be white and gorgeous.

Now, I just need shop fittings, stock, staff, childcare...

17 comments:

Rosiemunda said...

wowee! congratulations! Is jackson street in petone?

If you need any retail advice I have years of experience. Remember bumping into me at glassons 8 years ago?

Anne. said...

Congratulations!

Jackson Street is looking good at the moment....great to have another quality retailer to continue to lift the tone.

Staff...hmmmm....we had a workshop and shop on J. St a few years ago and we had quite good luck getting part time retail staff through Weltech.
Shop fittings from Trademe maybe?

Of course by the time I've posted this you would have worked everything out anyway......no flies on you Ms Harland.

Best of luck!

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

A Martha shop?!?! An ACTUAL Martha shop? I thought we were just dreaming?

Very exciting :)

Yay!

Martha Craig said...

Rosie, thanks! I'm dying to share your plans with the world, but should probably save some surprises eh?

Anne, any local advice VERY WELCOME. It has been a few years since my last foray into retail.

Nikki, to be honest, I'm such a gambler that I usually do take a punt on my dreams, hence a long list of crazies incl. coffee cart and mini...

frogstar said...

how FREAKIN' cool is that?!?!?!?
go you!
x

Cathi said...

Oooh congrats :)

Can't wait to come and rub my grubby hands all over your lovely stock

(and buy something, of course)

Mr Reasonable said...

Just excellent; looking forward to coming by to get some pants since I didn't win any, huff ;~)

Miramar Michael said...

I am more than in awe of your "do it" attitude and more importantly how it translates into actual behaviour - bloody marvellous (to be said in a true Campbell voice).

Can't wait to come and buy stuff (maybe even pants)

spentrails said...

Great news! Well done you. That's quite an achievement already.

Good luck for the next few weeks, although I suspect you'll be absolutely fine. Looking forward to pics of the launch party.

Aidan Laura said...

Wow. Triple wow. You are a totally amazing person! I'm so excited that I'm going to get to see this hip place in person too!!

Pixie said...

Now that's seriously cool. I'll make a point of coming to visit. and buy something, of course. go Martha go!

MG said...

Yee haa - I have only two things to say; "Well done Martha on your great leap forward," and "hmmm - my advocado needs a little more salt".

Martha Craig said...

Thanks my lovelies, you're all very kind, and super helpful.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Hmm, I think that's the perfect excuse to pop across to Sydney for a day or two with no luggage and do a rampage through IKEA buying Expedit bookcases and other yummy things to use in the shop...

WEG

Resh. said...

Haven't been on your blog in a very long time! You may not remember me, but I'm the Petone chick that had a blog called Wellywood Witch. Stopped that blog site, but I do have another blog site but only I have access to it.

Currently I am working at the WelTec Petone Campus, not my dream job, but will do for now.

Wow! Fantastic news about you leasing a shop on Jackson Street! Where about is that shop on Jackson Street?


Best wishes,
Resh.

GiGi said...

Well done you! yippeee.. Look forward to beign invited to the Grande Opening!

*BB* said...

Congrats! Thats gonna be a must see shop for sure!