It's been a rough few days, but we finally managed to get everything cleaned out of the store and into some sort of storage. It's surprising just how much you can fit into a seemingly medium-sized building, and for a while I thought we'd never manage to get it all squared away. Fortunately, we had a lot of help from friends and family both to get the job done.
Thank you all.
The whole time we were at it, a steady stream of customers kept coming to the door or calling on the phone. Every one of them had something kind to say, and several had tips on empty properties that we might want to see. Any business depends on the good will of its customers, but we've been fortunate to have so many that we can also call friends.