Friday, March 11, 2011

Seattle, In a Café in the Pike Place Market

It’s like I’m starting over.  Fifteen years ago, I came to what is now my favorite city to try to build Artist & Craftsman Supply.   

Now I’m back to start all over, again.

You know, it’s nice to come home, again. Even though my effort to open a store in Seattle was my virgin trip to Washington State, this always has been a HOME to me. It’s almost unfair that God endowed this territory so unfairly to the rest of us strugglers.

The greatest gift the American Northwest has been given is a strong and healthy love of all kinds of life.  Simple optimism, simply. Throw in an abundance of flowers, blackberries, lakes and mountains, and then the gift of soothing rain….this is Larry’s earth home.

And now, I get to start, again.

Through a gift of our landlord, David Hsaio, our store in Seattle has grown to 15,000 square feet. Now, that’s small for a big box, but we’ve always been a cigar box…o.k. …maybe a shoebox.

So, I’m going to try to learn the game of the big boys.  Here at home in Seattle, again.