well I guess it has to start somewhere. We started with a meeting there were five of us to start. But in the end there ended up being three partners. In the first meetings we shared ideas , thoughts, and our vision of what the gallery would look like.eventually we got around to wear with this gallery be? One of the original members had an idea of some empty buildings in town. Well our town not being all that big we put on our walking shoes and proceeded to do a walkabout. This building was too small this one was too big but eventually we found one that was just right.
You have to know something about account before I go on. Williams is located on old Route 66. Route 66 is divided into two one way streets. The side going from east to west would be considered the wrong street put your business on so we focused on the side of the street going West to East. Now even on this side of the street you need to be in a very defined location of about three blocks. We found two or three vacant buildings that met our needs. One of those was for sale and beyond our budget. Another was already being used. The other building turned out to be perfect. The rent was not too high. And the building was in the three block Goldilocks zone but, only barely.
by this time we had dropped to its original members. So myself my wife and Mary O'Brien are other partner met with the landlord. After all of our concerns have been addressed we signed the lease. Our rent would not start for one month to give us time to clean up the building. The inside of the building was really rough it needed paint, it was currently being used as a storage area and all of that stuff needed to be moved but, we were on our way.
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