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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An Update and a Few Pictures

Hello, everybody!  I hope your holidays were joyful and that 2012 is off to a great start.  I'm popping in with a quick post today to give you an update regarding the shop and to share a few photos.  China Pheonix 2 is well on her way out of the ashes at this point and Nancy says if everything goes according to plan, we may see a grand reopening in early February.  This is exciting news!

A few days ago, Nancy graciously allowed me to take a peek and snap some progress pictures to share with all of her friends on the blog.  CP2 is looking very different than she did back in mid-November.  The soot is gone. The heavy smoke-laden odor is gone.  All of the fire and water damaged debris is gone.  In its place...newly constructed stairs leading to the storage area on the second floor, a brand new ceiling, and a lovely fresh coat of paint that our group decided should be called Dusty Salmon Misty Rose Adobe.

Here's a few photos to whet your whistle:

Newly constructed stairs.  They're up to code, too.

Nice, bright, and clean.  It looks so different from the photos I took directly after the fire had occurred.

A new ceiling.  The ceiling tiles will finish this off nicely.

The classroom with it's beautiful fresh coat of paint.  Flooring will go down in a few days.

The front of the shop.

I tried to get a better shot of the paint color, but wasn't having any luck in the low light.

You'll notice the cash wrap is going to be set up on the opposite side from it's original orientation.

Bright smiling faces eagerly anticipating the relaunch of our home away from home.  I suppose I could have chosen a better backdrop, but everyone looks fabulous none-the-less!  


  1. So glad to hear that everything is coming along. Can't wait to see the finished shop. Big hugs from California! :)

    1. We're so excited to see the progress! We can't wait 'till February rolls around ;D

  2. Whoo hoo I cannot wait to see the new shop!