This week marks the second anniversary of our brick and mortar store in Downtown Appleton Wisconsin! To honor the occasion I thought we’d show a few pictures of how the store has changed since we opened. Let’s talk a walk through time, shall we?
On January 25, 2014 we flew to Virginia to pick up a complete truck full of tower display cases as well as other assorted pens and equipment from an old pen store and drove back to Wisconsin (including through two snow storms).
In early September of 2014 Montblanc called us, making us the first pen store to be opened up by Montblanc in over seven years. The occasion of course, required a new case.
In January 2015 we had a Google walkthrough done of our store. We have changed it significantly enough that we may have to do this again in 2016:
And here is the latest iteration of store images as it sits today. We are decked out for the holidays as can be evidenced by the tinsel and decorations in the cases.
The Paper Area has evolved and grown over the years:
Repair supplies are in the back by the paper.
Our ink section has expanded by several bookcases over the years as well, as you’ll see in the next two images:
Calligraphy and some more popular stationery has been moved to the front of the store.
The Front of the store has seen the vintage cases removed (now sitting in my living room at home) and new six foot Parker cases added, as well as a few other new cases acquired from Total Office Products in Atlanta, GA this past year.
More changes are planned for 2016 as we are ever evolving!
Ink it up!
Brian & Lisa