I apologize for my brief absence, but ca-raaaaazy things have been happening in the Cheap Joe’s world: namely, we opened a brand new store in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina!
I was part of the team who worked diligently to get everything up and running ASAP for the townsfolk, who have badly wanted an art supplies store–so much so that they even started a Bring Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff to Asheville page on Facebook!
Well, we heard those pleas and made it happen! And I wanted to share some photos of the journey with you guys:
Very early stages, just getting basic fixtures put in.
And there’s Aly and David, the managers of the Boone Outlet and the Asheville stores!
Reduce, reuse, recycle: these planks of wood are actually pieces of pallets that we receive deliveries on, but we knew we could use them for something creative, like an accent wall!
Soon, these will be covered in stacks of canvas and watercolor paper!
Here’s Brian, our Marketing Manager, building a big front desk for our new employees!
Then he added a big, sturdy, concrete top and continued the pallets motif!
Finally! We can start loading in merchandise!!
The very first product placed!
Bunches and bunches of sketchbooks!
Sorting and finding a place for everything! (Natasha, who works in inventory, doesn’t like having her picture taken…)
Look at all those easels! And the finished pallet wall!
Coming along nicely!
Our brush section!
A few finishing touches…and we were ready to open!
Come down and visit us!
The address is 829 Riverside Dr Ste 120
Asheville, NC 28804
And the local number is 828-232-8391
We can’t wait to see you!