Some of you may already know about this, but, as we havent mentioned much about this publicly, many of you may not. In 2010, we began as an online only business (with an office space to receive packages in Beverly Hills), but rather quickly decided that we needed a storefront here, as up to that point, customers would just come over to our house to check out products if they wanted to see things in person. In 2011, we finally found a place that we liked, and opened our store in Venice, CA, just a couple blocks from the beach.
Those of you who have been to our store know that it is a tiny place... a few display cases of knives, our desk, and the sharpening area, plus some storage scattered about. A while back, we realized that we had outgrown our space, so we started looking around for larger spaces. We searched high and low in the area around our current store, but couldn't find anything. So, we started looking in other areas.
In August of last year, we finally found a space that we really liked (right size, good parking, great location, etc.), and we began construction early this year. We're still a little ways off from the move, but we expect to make the move sometime towards the end of next month. When we make the move, we will likely shut down for a few days during the moving process, so we will give you guys a heads up when that will be happening.
As the time gets closer, we will reveal more about the new location and the new store, but for now, here are some pictures of the early construction...