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JBroida
05-11-2011, 01:47 AM
Great news guys... for a while now Sara and I have been looking for a place to open our storefront... to have a place where you can come and check out the knives and other products we sell in person, take classes on knife skills and knife sharpening, and just hang out... we finally found a place and signed the lease. Its official... in just a few weeks we will be moving in and getting our store set up. As the time gets closer, we will share some other new exciting things that we have been working on. Anyways, we just wanted to share this exciting news with you guys.

Potato42
05-11-2011, 02:19 AM
That's great news Jon. Glad things are going so well for you:thumbsup2:

steeley
05-11-2011, 02:20 AM
WOW that's a big step all the best to you and Sara.
what part of town .

Jim
05-11-2011, 02:21 AM
Best of luck Jon!

JBroida
05-11-2011, 02:22 AM
WOW that's a big step all the best to you and Sara.
what part of town .

i'll post more details very soon

wenus2
05-11-2011, 02:31 AM
Very cool. Congratulations you guys!

EdipisReks
05-11-2011, 02:55 AM
congratulations, Jon!

apicius9
05-11-2011, 03:30 AM
Almost missed this one - congratulations, a big step. All the best and much success!

Stefan

MadMel
05-11-2011, 03:32 AM
Congrats on that!!

Salty dog
05-11-2011, 07:36 AM
Very cool.

mr drinky
05-11-2011, 07:41 AM
Yeah. Now a venue for a WCG.

k.

Ratton
05-11-2011, 07:51 AM
Hi Jon,

Great news!! Best of luck!!

echerub
05-11-2011, 09:21 AM
Congratulations on this big step! :)

Pensacola Tiger
05-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Congratulations! I'm sorry I live several hundred miles from you.

Rick

Dave Martell
05-11-2011, 09:40 AM
You lucky SOB! Congrats to you both! :)

WildBoar
05-11-2011, 12:11 PM
Congrats! Your business has really come a long way in the past year!

You gonna put in a kitchen as well ;-)

malacara
05-11-2011, 12:30 PM
Congratulations and good luck!!

SpikeC
05-11-2011, 12:33 PM
Bestest of wishes! I just wish you were opening in Portland!

festally
05-11-2011, 12:46 PM
Awesome news...congrats. :happy3:

mhlee
05-11-2011, 01:05 PM
Awesome!!! :headbang:

Congratulations!!!

FryBoy
05-11-2011, 01:11 PM
Don't be a tease -- WHERE?

Inquiring minds...

tk59
05-11-2011, 01:27 PM
Congratulations, Jon! Uh... Are you gonna take overnight guests? :biggrin2:

JBroida
05-11-2011, 01:28 PM
alright alright... in venice, a block or two from the beach on main street. We dont move in for another month and then it will be a little time before we are all set up and running, but soon... ;)

JBroida
05-11-2011, 01:29 PM
Congratulations, Jon! Uh... Are you gonna take overnight guests? :biggrin2:

this sounds more like prostitution than you realize ;)

Kyle
05-11-2011, 01:40 PM
Very exciting news! Can't wait to visit! :)

tk59
05-11-2011, 01:43 PM
this sounds more like prostitution than you realize ;)
I think I'm okay with that AND you didn't say "No." :devilburn:

ryn
05-11-2011, 02:05 PM
Congratulations! Now I just need to find an excuse to get out to LA...

heirkb
05-11-2011, 02:06 PM
Niiiice! If this opens up sometime before mid-August, I'll be sure to drop by when I take a trip to LA.

tk59
05-11-2011, 02:15 PM
Wcg?

Rottman
05-11-2011, 02:37 PM
WCG? I can... (all caps)

Dave Martell
05-11-2011, 03:13 PM
Jon if you get a big water wheel I'm jumping off a bridge.

Ichi
05-11-2011, 03:40 PM
Congratulations on your new store. We are glad to see you blessed with good things.
A new business adventure is an exciting change.
Omedetou Gozaimasu :thumbsup2:

swarfrat
05-11-2011, 03:52 PM
Congrats! Can't wait to drop in.


sr.

tk59
05-11-2011, 04:29 PM
wcg? I can... (all caps)

wcg

:mad:

WildBoar
05-11-2011, 04:36 PM
Pretty normal for forum software to not allow a post that's all caps. To get around it, you need to add at least another letter/ word that's not all caps.

WildBoar
05-11-2011, 04:37 PM
WCG?


z

tk59
05-11-2011, 04:59 PM
west coast gathering

I have another idea! Grand Opening Sale! :biggrin2:

FryBoy
05-11-2011, 07:00 PM
west coast gathering

I have another idea! Grand Opening Sale! :biggrin2:
Now yer talkin'! How 'bout buy one, get one free?

JBroida
05-11-2011, 07:49 PM
you guys are going to put me out of business before i even start

@dave i've been thinking about one ;) but not quite yet. I'll be visiting a friend a week or so after the ECG who just had one delivered from Japan, so that should be fun. But sadly, i'm just not quite there yet with getting one for myself.

tk59
05-11-2011, 07:59 PM
what do those things run, anyway?

apicius9
05-11-2011, 08:16 PM
Aside from Takeshi, that would be the closest top-of-the-line knife store to me. Maybe I need to come visit eventually. So far I managed to avoid that area for 48 years, but that might be an incentive...

Stefan

Customfan
05-11-2011, 08:58 PM
Congratulations Jon!! I am glad and wish you good fortune! :dancecool:

ThEoRy
05-11-2011, 11:38 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.

stereo.pete
05-12-2011, 12:07 AM
Congratulations and good luck Jon!

JBroida
05-12-2011, 01:41 AM
Pics or it didn't happen.

i'll post some soon... however, we havent moved in yet and there are still other people in there, so it will be some time before we get pictures of the inside all nice and finished... the building is super cool though and did i mention its 2 blocks from the beach? well, 1.5 really, but who's counting :P

Dave Martell
05-12-2011, 01:57 AM
You'll never see that beach buddy! Hahahahahaha!!!! :razz::biggrin2:

JMC076
05-16-2011, 02:42 AM
Well done Jon & Sara, good luck with it all!!

jaybett
05-17-2011, 05:49 PM
Congratulations

Jay

bishamon
05-18-2011, 10:33 PM
Pretty much will have to see this. How is big is the place?

Should try to get an article in the LA Times. People are suckers for newspaper articles, just look what it did for Misono prices years ago.

JBroida
05-19-2011, 03:25 AM
its about 600 sq ft. ... small... i know, but we're poor knife peddlers ;)

echerub
05-19-2011, 09:15 AM
Think of it not as a small store but as a store that will have really high "cool-stuff-density" ;)

JBroida
05-19-2011, 01:43 PM
Think of it not as a small store but as a store that will have really high "cool-stuff-density" ;)

haha

tk59
05-19-2011, 02:36 PM
If you need a guard dog, I would like to apply for the position.

mhlee
05-19-2011, 02:45 PM
Pretty much will have to see this. How is big is the place?

Should try to get an article in the LA Times. People are suckers for newspaper articles, just look what it did for Misono prices years ago.

That's a good idea.

Jon - I'll call you about this. I think there's a way (and a writer) to contact to get you some press.

JBroida
05-19-2011, 03:30 PM
thanks Mike... got your e-mail

Kyle
05-19-2011, 05:57 PM
its about 600 sq ft. ... small... i know, but we're poor knife peddlers ;)

So will it basically be what you have on your site and a few more things or are you going to try to expand to more general kitchen items?

JBroida
05-19-2011, 07:48 PM
So will it basically be what you have on your site and a few more things or are you going to try to expand to more general kitchen items?

a bunch of new stuff... plus finally a place to show off all the secret things i dont put on the website but have in stock ;)

Audi's or knives
05-20-2011, 06:00 PM
Congrats Jon, best of luck with store

99Limited
05-20-2011, 07:58 PM
a bunch of new stuff... plus finally a place to show off all the secret things i dont put on the website but have in stock ;)

Like what???? I like buying secret stuff. :tease:

Kyle
05-20-2011, 08:10 PM
Like what???? I like buying secret stuff. :tease:

Yeah... what's with this secret stuff?!?! I WANNA BUY SECRET STUFF!!! :dazed:

SpikeC
05-20-2011, 08:22 PM
I think that Jon has discovered a new sales strategy!

JBroida
05-20-2011, 09:02 PM
haha... they wouldnt be much of a secret if i just sold them online like all our normal stuff ;)

Most of the stuff is just lower priced items for professional chefs out here... i want them to be able to afford knives that dont suck, so they are nothing fancy but they work well. Then i have some things that i just cant get a lot of or cant get consistently or am not supposed to have ;) Those are the fun ones.

Also, in the store we'll be bringing in some other kinds of japanese arts and crafts

echerub
05-20-2011, 09:26 PM
Great. Now I've got a reason to fly to California other than just visiting a few relatives :)

JBroida
05-20-2011, 09:28 PM
just give me a bit of time to get the store set up before you all start swarming in ;)

Actually we just bought 6 display cases and a table this week ;)

99Limited
05-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Let me see how this works ... You buy a bunch of cool knives and maybe some stones and then you don't directly tell anyone about this stuff. You dribble out little clues over the course of weeks that something better can be had. :scratchhead: Then it's left up to who ever to decipher these clues and once someone gets it right, BINGO. They're entitled to purchase whatever is behind the secret door. :EDance2:

Well, maybe not, but you sure do a good job of beaten around the bush when it comes to divulging what else you have to sell.

JBroida
05-20-2011, 11:07 PM
haha...i'm not going out of my way to be secretive... most of the stuff is just uninteresting... and the interesting stuff people usually find out about when they ask me if i have something they have in mind ;)

Also, we do a lot of custom orders, so for the most part even if we dont have something, we can get it for you

JohnnyChance
05-21-2011, 01:36 AM
good to have small/cheap everyday stuff that is hard to find locally. if someone in LA searches for whatever, and google shopping tells them it is available at one store locally or 100 places online, chances are you get new foot traffic into your store, and the next time that chef needs a knife...