Happy New Year everyone!
Hope everyone made it through safe and sound! There's big changes afoot here at 1-2-3-4 Go! that we want to tell you about....
1-2-3-4 Go! is actually in a bit of bind at the moment. We have completely tapped out our current store front once again and we're starting to overflow. The store desperately needs more space for records and we also want to give people more of what they've been looking for here; Turntables, Needles, an expanded book/zine section, etc. We have been racking our brains to try and figure out how to come up with the space to accomodate all this in our existing store. Up until a few weeks ago the only option seemed to be to take up some of the show space. Something we really don't want to do because wants you start chipping away at it, it won't be long before it's all gone.
Then a miracle of sorts happened. A few weeks ago we were told our next door neighbors would be leaving and we could take a section of their space for an expansion. The catch is that we need to take the space by February 1st or it would go to someone else. As a small business with employees to take care of and regular bills to pay we don't tend to have a lot of extra expansion capital on hand, especially on short notice. So we come to you, the good people who have supported us all these years and ask for you to join us in bringing the store to this next level and to continue to offer the great music and art we have been in our venue space.
In order to complete this expansion we need to do the following;
•Knock out the adjoining wall.
•Paint the interior and exterior to match our existing space
•All new lighting that will stretch the length of both spaces.
•Build additional custom fixtures; record bins, shelving etc.
•Purchase new product; Records, books, supplies, turntables etc.
•Purchase new Mic's, Cords and Stands for the venue.
•Close the store for 7 to 14 days (oof!)
Our plan is to have our Grand Re-Opening on March 15th to coincide with our 6th anniversary. We will have a sale during the day and a private event from 7pm to 10pm with food, drinks and music for supporters who come in at the $50 and above level who RSVP.
Whenever we expand or renovate we only use local independent artists and craftsmen so the money you give us not only helps us but carries right on through to the rest of the community.
What do you get in all of this besides the satisfaction of helping us grow? Mighty good question! We'd never ask for anything without wanting to give you something back. We've got a variety of Perks for every support level. Check out the list at the link below. There's something cool at every level!
Anything you can give is HUGELY appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and here's to bigger and better new years for everyone!