I spent all day at the charity shop yesterday, it looks like with a big push today and maybe a bit tomorrow everything will be ready to relaunch on Monday. The builders have done an amazing job, the ceiling has been repaired and the damp moldy wall is history, new boarding and plaster and it looks gorgeous, we just need to new changing room to be built today. There was of course no money for decorators so a combination of staff and volunteers (and their families) have pitched in to get things done. I think there were 10 of us yesterday all doing bits and pieces.
We still have no proper heating though so it was soooooo cold! It was lovely though as customers kept nipping in telling us how pleased they were that the shop was openeing again and saying they'd stop by on Monday to see what was new. I don't think everyone will like the new look, the area manager used to work in High Street retail so he likes a really sharp look, personally I love it but I know traditionalists will think we've spent a fortune on the revamp (we haven't, virtually all the paint was left over from various projects) and that it doesn't look enough like a charity shop, but you can't please everyone can you?
I'll try to get a couple of photographs today.