Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Racquel Checks Out A New Space (Photostory)
According to her GPS, she is about 10 minutes away from her destination.
"You idiot! Where did you get your license?" (Racquel screams after being cutoff by a white Escalade.)
Racquel remembers that Shay is in the back.
"I'm sorry Shay. Mommy shouldn't be yelling like that."
"We should be close."
"I think that's the building right there."
"I think he said it's the one on the end."
Racquel speeds across the parking lot. She is running late as usual.
Inside, Terrance and Sunni have been discussing the space. It is a small commercial space at the end of the strip mall.
"As you can see, there is a ton of potential here." (Sunni)
Just then, Racquel comes through the front door.
"Hello. We're here. Sorry I'm late. Hi, Sunni." (Racquel)
"Hello, Racquel. You are not so late." (Sunni)
Terrance crosses the room to greet his wife and daughter. Sunni checks her bag for the specs on the space.
"Hello, honey. Did you have trouble finding the place?" (Terrance kisses both her and Shay on the cheek)
"Not really. I left the boutique a little later than I had planned." (Racquel)
"Well come take a look and tell me what you think." (Terrance)
Before she looks around, Racquel starts asking questions of Sunni.
"What kind of store was here before, and why did they leave?" (Racquel)
"This used to be a Women's shoe and accessory store. The owner's mother fell ill and she had to relocate to be closer to her mother. Why don't you take a look and see if this space would work for Ni'Chalet's?" (Sunni)
"I like the space. I'm still not sure if it's the right vibe for Ni'Chalet's. This has a more modern feel, and Ni'Chalet's is a little more traditional." (Racquel)
"Maybe the furnishings in here are making you feel that way." (Sunni)
"You may be right. The furnishings are nice, though. Do they come with the lease?" (Racquel)
"At the moment it's all abandoned furniture, so I'm sure if you were interested, something could be worked out." (Sunni)
"Nice table. This would be nice in the boutique." (Racquel)
She looks around a little more then goes to confer with Terrance.
"It's nice. I'm just not sure it's what I'm looking for." (Racquel)
"Personally, I think it's the right size. The location is good...." (Terrance)
Racquel cuts him off.
"The location is okay. It would be nicer if it were a little closer to where the store is now." (Racquel)
Terrance knows this is a decision that Racquel will have to make. He tries to let her run her business the way she sees fit.
"So are you ready to move forward?" (Sunni)
"Not exactly. I mean I love the place, but I need to think about it a little more. Are there a lot of people interested in the space?" (Racquel)
"I don't have another client looking at it, but I'm sure other Realtors are showing it, too. It's a great space in a great location, so I'm sure it will go fast." (Sunni)
Racquel has to go with her gut. She needs to take a little time to make sure this is the right move for the boutique.