In March 2012 we closed on what had been for years known as The Coffee Cup Cafe on the southwest corner of Main Street and Highway 81 in Minco, Oklahoma. At first we thought we could just replace a few broken windows and put on a nice coat of paint, with a few other minor changes to turn it into our office space. We quickly learned that would not do. So we brought in a professional (my step father) to give us advice and direction.
This is an outside view before we began:
This is the outside view a couple months later:
Only the north end of the building had been the cafe. Here are a couple of before photos:
We finished this part of the building in June 2012 and moved our offices into the old cafe part July 1, 2012. Here are a couple of after photos.
The back part two-thirds of the building had been an old service station decades ago, but more recently had only been used for storage. Here are photos of what that part looked like before any updates were made.
We weren’t sure what we would do with all this space. But I’ve always been one who loved hunting for treasures at auctions, or garage sales or estate sales or wherever anyone would let me pick. So, we decided to try a used-goods store, but with the intention to focus on good quality items especially antiques or unique vintage or retro items. So over the last year as time would allow, I’ve cleaned and scraped and painted and plastered and redone the floors and lights and on and on and on. On June 1 of this year, we opened The Re-Store. Here are some photos of what this space now looks like.
If you ever happen to be driving through Minco, Oklahoma – stop by, say hello and browse a bit!