It has been an honour to spend time in this building, to see what it’s like with everything gone, and to see what has been left behind. We want to share a little bit of what we’ve seen.
Does anyone remember this little patch of checkered floors amid all the clutter when the store was open and full?
The most fascinating part has been the exploration of all the back rooms – all the offices that looked like time capsules from the 1970s and 1980s. Many desks were left as if someone walked away one day and never came back.
World map from the days when the Soviet Union was still around.
The desks were all from the days before computers – each one had a desk protector on it, and some still had paperwork and log books.
Some walls had newspaper clippings from the 1970s! Most had pin-up girls from the 1980s.
Someone’s calendar from 1977!
A portion of our installation honours Ed’s humble beginnings, with a reproduction of his first store, which was only 12 x 15 feet in size. One of the reasons we spent so much time going through the empty store and the old offices was to find ‘merchandise’ for our replica. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the products our ‘store’ will feature.
A modernist clock.
A double cassette player!
An art-deco style clock
Various odds and ends.
A transistor radio.
We look forward to seeing you at our grand opening on February 24, 2017!