Store Renovation 2018
STARTING MARCH 2018
WE’RE RENOVATING THE HAUS’ TO BETTER SERVE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE!
Thank You to our loyal customers and friends, old and new, who have supported Bill & Paul’s throughout the years. Your enjoyment of the outdoors has been our primary goal since we opened our doors in 1961. Believe it or not the current store at 1200 East Paris is over 20 years old (how did that happen?)
Just as equipment and styles have changed in 2 decades, so have your needs as customers and shoppers. To meet those needs and be able to outfit you for adventures now and in the future, we’re excited to announce the store will be getting a substantial facelift throughout the summer of 2018.
Be Easier to Navigate-Travel between rooms and the two floors will be open and obvious
Allow Us to Better Serve You-You’ll see improved flow at the cash registers, better merchandising and floor planning, and updated service areas.
Become a Noticeable Part of Your Shopping Experience-We were blessed with an amazing store when we opened on East Paris in 1996. The improvements will not alter the best parts of our home, but enhance it. Updated lighting, fixturing, wall coverings and such have been selected to bring a freshness to our classic alpine Sporthaus!
PHASE 3- WEST (CAMPING) ROOM DOWNSTAIRS
A more open, well lit room for our packs and camping gear will emerge as the final phase of the project takes shape. You’ll now have access to the second floor at the back of the store, as well as being able to walk into the seasonal room from the back as well. Early September is the expected completion of the entire project. Just in time for the start of KID’S CLUB!!!
PHASE 2-EAST (SKI) ROOM DOWNSTAIRS
EARLY MAY THRU JULY
Big changes in this phase! The main cash registers will be relocated to open up the front of the store and our fireside room will be converted to retail space. Walls between the East and West (Camping) rooms will be removed and a social center will emerge in the middle of the store.
PHASE 2 UPDATE 7-23-18
We are excited to announce that phase 2 is officially finished! The rustic look that a good outdoor store deserves is immediately noticeable when you enter this side of the store. You'll also enjoy more space and organization around our relocated cashier station! Enjoy the new lighting, boot fitting benches and other enhancements while shopping for tents, packs, and other outdoor accessories. But remember, this is only temporary until the completion of phase 3.
PHASE 2 UPDATE 5-29-18
What happened to our ski room? It’s been gutted and the cornerstone of the store, our beloved fireside room, is no longer there. The cashier stand has been removed as well. Watch as this side of the store develops into the showroom today’s ski and paddling equipment deserves!
PHASE 1-RENOVATION OF THE SECOND FLOOR
EARLY MARCH THRU APRIL
March 1st you’ll find all our clothing products located on the first floor. Work will begin upstairs to consolidate dressing rooms, re-locate the cash registers, and provide better access to our elevator. KAYAK CUSTOMERS- Some models will be displayed on the main floor but we will be moving our showroom into an area off our offices but still connected to the store. Work should be completed by early May.
PHASE 1 UPDATE 5-29-18
We've been nesting in our new clothing department for the month of May! Come experience a roomier, more relaxed shopping environment where finding unexpected pieces is the norm.
PHASE 1 UPDATE 5-3-18
Phase 1 is almost ready! Crews are installing lighting, cleaning the new carpet, and wrapping up installation of the new fixturing. Our staff will be working hard this weekend to insure this incredible new space is ready for duty come Monday morning.
PHASE 1 UPDATE 4-4-18
The new dressing rooms are built, the back stairway is opened up, and the hallway from elevator to the salesfloor has been installed. This past week we dealt with the smell of new paint as the open ceilings were coated a pretty shade of…Black! After several weeks of change that was hard to see, it’s exciting to watch noticeable progress!
THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT WE WILL BE SHARING PICTURES AND UPDATES VIA OUR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM PAGES. OUR STAFF WILL BE WORKING HARD TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A FUN AND INTERESTING SHOPPING EXPERIENCE THIS SUMMER. THINK OF US THIS WAY:
SAME GREAT PEOPLE, SAME GREAT PRODUCTS, NEW BASE CAMP!
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT,
THE BILL & PAUL’S TEAM