Just a few days ago,
Chloe the Dachshund + I enjoyed a walk in our city’s charming downtown,
where I imagined having my own retail store/home above.
My last possible store candidate
was this former gas station-turned-repair-garage:
So. I hear what you’re saying.
You’re crazy! What a dump!
That would be the worst possible building to re-do into a retail shop!
Or is it?
Check out this awesome Exhibit A:
It’s my retail idol, Ralph Lauren,
+ this is his epic gas station makeover in sunny southern California.
My pal, James, shared this photo with me.
You must read his blog, + here’s just one reason why:
You’re welcome, by the way.
But back to my gas station hopes + dreams.
There’s even more (from Ralph Lauren)! Exhibit B:
Let’s have a closer look-see, shall we?
Please notice that the garage doors were saved
+ that they are flung open during biz hours!
When our biz hours occur after dark,
as they would for Girls Night Out or Cruise Night, we have this:
Admit it. You’re feeling it, too — am I right?
Funny how a bit of online sleuthing can be so inspirational!
Speaking of which, there’s more!
This garage makeover is in Nashville, TN:
I KNOW!!! It looks like it’s awesome!
I’ll share more tomorrow. Stay tuned!