Our first customer was Gary, who had no idea we had just opened and was the first person to walk through the door. I was so stoked! Stoked that Gary found us, stoked that Gary wanted to support us, and stoked that we finally had some money coming in after leaving my job months earlier.
That was two years ago today. Two years ago we jumped two feet into the world of running specialty. The last time I had run a retail shop was back in Victoria around 2003-2005 at HtO; Canada’s oldest surf shop. At that time I was managing and doing some buying. It was everything I wanted it to be without 90% of the responsibility of actually owning the place.