It's funny how the stars align just when you need them. Deciding on a new home for Scooch A Mi boutique was a daring proposition for me. Information about an available building came my way as well as my dear friend, Marcia's desire for an art studio all her own – Marcia Reich Art. We put our energies together and came to the conclusion: We fit!
That began the process of signing a lease, getting building permits and renovations all for Scooch A Mi to have a great location in a great community. I'm very excited to part of the Chatham/Madison, NJ Business Community. It is an honor to join the many wonderful businesses already established.
But not so fast— First came demolition, then framing, then electric, then inspection, then insulation, then more inspections, then sheetrock, priming and painting. Next my hero, Artie of Crowell Construction in Kinnelon, NJ installed the ceiling grid. I need to let you know that Artie did all the other work mentioned and dealt with me "helping!” Now we are ready for Jimmy Fleming Electric, Chatham, NJ to install lighting. Alas, the ceiling tiles go in and Carpet Girl, Springfield, NJ will install the floors. Artie completes finishes, I paint them and more inspections for approval of this happy little boutique!
Oh, and I can't forget all the mulching Marcia and I did – with the help of David, Marcia's husband and Jamie, Artie's wife and my lifelong friend. We felt the outside needed to be inviting and pretty.
I'm coming down the home stretch now. Fingers crossed all will keep going in a timely fashion as I am approaching my Grand Opening.
There will be more sleepless nights and nail-biting days, but I'm sticking to my plan and continue to work hard to achieve my desired goal of a boutique that welcomes the community. Scooch A Mi brings you distinctive handmade jewelry, accessories and gifts made by socially-conscious and eco-friendly artists and artisans. These like-minded entrepreneurs share the mission of Mindful Kindness while helping bring out your individuality.
So, come and visit us! A nice cup of tea will be waiting!