April 22nd seemed like a normal Monday at Beads and More. I was getting ready for the week making my schedule, paying bills, and planning my beading projects. A neighbor above the store had a plumbing problem, a clog, with one of their pipes and had a hired plumber to "snake" down the pipe. The pipe runs down the length of the bead store and then makes a turn in one of our connecting walls. After a couple of tries with the snake I heard a rush of water and thought to myself "oh good, they found and freed up the clog". A second later I realized the pipe had ruptured and water was filling the store. Beads and More has been closed ever since.
It took a while for the above events to finally sink in. The water had caused a lot of damage. Four tables and 4 cabinets had to be replaced along with the carpet and removal of some of the dry wall. But then it hit me. Beads and More is getting a make-over and we will be starting our summer with a brand new look. As owners, Juan and I will be completely refreshed and rejuvenated from having some time off. Thank goodness for insurance!
So I've spent the last few weeks looking forward and planning our grand re-opening. We have selected new paint, new carpet, new tables and cabinets. I am starting to get really excited. I have owned the store for 15 years and I bought Beads and More pre-established and furnished. Now I get to redesign the store I love and truly make it my own with my own sense of style. We are moving away from a pink colored store to a beachy cool blue store. Last week the walls finally got painted and this week we get new carpet. Things are looking up!
We are still a few more weeks away from re-opening. The tables and cabinets have not arrived. Then we will have the daunting task of putting the rest of the store back together. All of the beads have been packed up in storage and it will take a while to put them back into their new home. We can't wait!
So if you have shopped with us before or you were planning on visiting us this summer we will be opening up again mid-June. I will announce the date on our Facebbok page as soon as we know. We hope to see you soon with a new and improved and happier Beads and More.
Beads and More
4150 Mission Blvd., ste. 111
San Diego, Ca 92109