The Decision to Move
As many of you know The Coach House closed it’s doors on Green Street in early Janruary after 3 years to move to The Mail Road. It was a wonderful & fun 3 years on Green Street. I loved meeting the same faces every morning as I got ready to open & Ron Mc kept me up to date with all the goings on on the street. The building on Green Street was not meeting the needs of where The Coach House was going so the decision to move to a more exposed & open location was easily made, the new premises does not have the character that the old shop exuded nor does it have the pretty garden but it does have parking! To say moving is a stressful task is grossly understated but having moved house two months previously I was ready for it. It was a strange site leaving the premises on the final day, seeing it so empty was bittersweet as it was where it all began & many friendships were made there. A big thank you very much to all my customer, friends, family & suppliers who got The Coach House up & running.
Where to Start
So to the new premises, I have totally gutted it as I felt it was previously overstocked with display & shelving. Upon hearing on where I was moving to most peoples reaction was that the new premises was very small, well I can guarantee after gutting it & painting it from top to toe in a nice bright colour you would be amazed how a space can be opened up. First task was to get a stove installed, once it was lit I knew I had made the right move, toasty & cosy will be the tone of the new space.
A New Look for the New Premises
I have chosen a nice warm laminate floor with tones of oak & walnut, no more purple carpet although I did love the funky floor as did the many customers who asked where it came from. For those still wanting to know it came from the glamorous Kay Gill of Tralee Furniture, 066 7125455, tell her I sent you in search of the now infamous Coach House carpet.
It’s a sign, or two
As of this week we have a lovely hand painted sign, thank you Sean on the shop front, the lovely 3D lettering from the old shop will shortly be going up on the gable of the Mail Road shop but in a lovely off white which will pop off the stone background & announce to all arriving in Dingle that they have arrived….at the shop of all shops!
More to follow soon on the new designers I have chosen to work with as I share the journey to trade fairs to buy all around me!