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Offline Bob Marino

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PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« on: June 14, 2008, 12:40 PM »
 As you can see, this is a work in progress, but the Security system is in at least! The AC will be hooked up, plumbing completed, tiles finished in about a week or so. This is the "front" part of the store - warehouse and shipping to the rear.  The skylight has been restored and actually works - too bad security dictates it will be "gated" up.
 Furniture and computers soon to follow. It's about a mile out of NYC, right out of the Holland Tunnel in an older, used to be Italian neighborhood, that is now being gentrified bigtime.
The store does have a certain...um... charm to it and I hope to maintain that. Wonder what my landllord will say if/when I paint the walls Festool green and grey ;D ;) ;D

Bob

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Re: Movin' on Up and Out..Pics
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 12:48 PM »
Great space Bob - The bar is awesome.  You can serve drinks to drive traffic!

What's the address?  I am now frequently in Jersey and would love to stop in when you're done.

neil

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Re: Movin' on Up and Out..Pics
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008, 12:57 PM »
Great space Bob - The bar is awesome.  You can serve drinks to drive traffic!

What's the address?  I am now frequently in Jersey and would love to stop in when you're done.

neil

  Neil,

113 Brunswick St, about a mile out of the Holland Tunnel,  but won't be officially open for a couple of weeks though.

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2008, 03:22 PM »
Great space.  Ceiling and bar look awesome, sure beats those ugly drop ceiling tiles that are all over the place.  Will this be a Festool only store?  Will you be getting a liquor license?  If you can get a few drinks into your customers, they might loosen up their wallets a bit more.   :D

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2008, 03:33 PM »
Looks like a good place and it sounds like a good location.

How far is it from your home?
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2008, 03:34 PM »
Great space.  Ceiling and bar look awesome, sure beats those ugly drop ceiling tiles that are all over the place.  Will this be a Festool only store?  Will you be getting a liquor license?  If you can get a few drinks into your customers, they might loosen up their wallets a bit more.   :D

Steve,

Festool only! I think if anyone will be drinking, it gonna be me. ;)

Bob
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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2008, 03:35 PM »
Looks like a good place and it sounds like a good location.

How far is it from your home?

Frrank,

Less than 10 miles.

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2008, 06:03 PM »
That's going to be fancy tool store.  Festool green will clash with the bar.

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2008, 03:00 PM »
You know, you could incorporate that bar a little into the game plan. Hire a cute little barista and have some nice coffee and teas on hand for the clientele. Have a cup of tea, browse a little...

 Hey RW,

 I should only get to that point ;D

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 09:48 AM »
You know, you could incorporate that bar a little into the game plan. Hire a cute little barista and have some nice coffee and teas on hand for the clientele. Have a cup of tea, browse a little...

 Hey RW,

 I should only get to that point ;D

Bob

I consider Bob to be a friend as well as a competitor so I have to say I don't agree with this cute, little barista idea.

If he hires her, he'll spend MORE time at the office, and I'll never be able to catch up to the guy.

Instead, hire a thick-wristed, hairy fellow named Hans who only serves coffee one way and if you don't like it, he glares at you. In fact, I know a few people who fit that description, Bob. I can forward resumes.
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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 03:19 PM »
Heck, a thick wristed, hairy gal named Helga . . .

Take my wife, .............. PLEASE!!!! ::) ::) ;D ;)

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 08:51 PM »
Congrats, Bob. I am confident it will work out very well for you.

Best, Ted

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2008, 10:11 PM »
 Here's some more pics.

 Do you think I have enough boxes  ;) ;D ;)   ?

The floors been regrouted and sealed. Gettin' ready to box up those Kapex's.  :o

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2008, 10:52 PM »
Bob,

Is that my Kapex on the top right?

Can't wait much longer!

Don
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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2008, 08:08 AM »
Bob,

Is that my Kapex on the top right?

Can't wait much longer!

Don

 Don,

 Yes, that's the one! Can't believe it's less than a week away.

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2008, 09:01 AM »
Bob, good luck with the new digs, I'm sure it will work out for you. I'll have to come in and check it out next time we come to New York City. Now about those pictures with the not released but already legendary Kapex Saws, were they posted to torment me? I've been under a lot of pressure lately and I'm quite sure that the only relief in site is to have one of those little jewels in my possession (I'd really like to put it in my bedroom but I'm sure the wife would object, maybe the spare bedroom?). Just reassure me that you are on schedule to ship July 1st and I'll be contented. Seriously though best of luck.
               Will Samler
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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2008, 10:06 AM »
Bob, good luck with the new digs, I'm sure it will work out for you. I'll have to come in and check it out next time we come to New York City. Now about those pictures with the not released but already legendary Kapex Saws, were they posted to torment me? I've been under a lot of pressure lately and I'm quite sure that the only relief in site is to have one of those little jewels in my possession (I'd really like to put it in my bedroom but I'm sure the wife would object, maybe the spare bedroom?). Just reassure me that you are on schedule to ship July 1st and I'll be contented. Seriously though best of luck.
               Will Samler


Yes, sir, July1!

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2008, 10:05 AM »
Hi Bob,

Your new place looks great!  When you are ready to branch out to the left coast there is a great old tavern building for sale (the Old Stoney Front Tavern) just across the street from me that would make a perfect second store for you.  Large rock fire place and even the old bar back and cooler unit.  Not quite as fancy as where you are now and a long way from a large locus of customers, but a lot closer to fine domestic hard woods........

Good luck with your venture.  Cheers,

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Re: PICS - Movin' on Up and Out
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2008, 12:10 AM »
Hi Bob,

Your new place looks great!  When you are ready to branch out to the left coast there is a great old tavern building for sale (the Old Stoney Front Tavern) just across the street from me that would make a perfect second store for you.  Large rock fire place and even the old bar back and cooler unit.  Not quite as fancy as where you are now and a long way from a large locus of customers, but a lot closer to fine domestic hard woods........

Good luck with your venture.  Cheers,

Jerry

 Hi Jerry,

 Thanks for the well wishes. Oh, I am sure that place must be one of a kind, but right now, can't even think west of NJ, ACTUALLY West for this Brooklyn guy is NJ ;D ;) :D. Once I do get setup, if you are in the area, give a call and stop by. heck, same goes for all the FOGGERS. Maybe at some point, I can have Festool get-together/shindig too!

Bob
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