I love change, almost to a fault. But not just any change. Positive change. I learned a long time ago that reinvestment is the best way to improve a business. I also learned to listen to my accounting department before moving forward with any “improvements.” And so this year I waited patiently to see if Flag and Banners’ sales streak was going to last. With the bills paid and a little money in the bank, accounting finally gave me the green light to remodel our kitchen.
For 15 years we have been eating our lunches in a 10 x 20 ft. kitchenette, located in earshot of the retail sales floor. We at Flag and Banner are not shy people. We laugh a lot. We speak our mind. You can imagine all the things shoppers must have heard.
Well, not anymore. With the help of a non-denominational Youth Group that meets here on Monday nights, we demolished the old kitchen and moved it to the area of the warehouse once known as “Doc’s Pool Hall.” Now our employees have a much more comfortable place to eat and our customers do not have to hear anything that might turn their stomachs. And “Doc’s Pool Hall” is now a party room which is great for small events. I can’t wait for the Youth Group to see the completed kitchen. They are coming tonight for a spoken word performance led by DJ Jennifer, from 6-7:30. I think they are going to love it.