A word from a good friend who needs a wee bit of help: Dennis J Badurina of Dragon Leatherworks.
Hey folks…hoping that people on my friends list can see this, and pass it around…
As you all know, Rebecca and I have a brick-and-mortar store for our leatherwork and supplies for the shooting sports. We’re in a fantastic location, about 2 miles from one of the largest shooting clubs in the area. Folks have to ride past our location to get to the club from the center of town.
Problem is, while the location in general is great, the store is tucked in a corner of an “L” shaped building. The part of the “L” that we are in is the part that is perpendicular to the road. Add to it that the store sits, easily, 350 feet from the roadway at least, makes it problematic for folks to even know we are in there.
The city has now twice threatened us with fines because of temporary signs that we have tried to use so folks will know we are there. Oak Ridge has VERY harsh and strict sign ordinances. In short, they suck. We even tried hanging banners off of our Ford Expedition, but the city threatened us with fines for that too, because those signs are *temporary*, yet they won’t issue permits/variances for permanent signs. (Temporary signs are functionally banned).
So, we have a GoFundMe up to raise quick capital to be able to secure an older Ford Econoline, Dodge Ram Van, etc., and get it re-painted as a rolling billboard. Given that it will be a *company truck* and registered commercial, the city won’t be able to tell us that its *temporary signage*, we can park it by the roadway, and folks will see that we are in the paza.
If anyone can manage a few sheckels, it would be greatly appreciated. Or, if you’re needing a new holster, an order would be better.
If you can spare some cash or need a good holster for a gun, give Dennis and Rebecca a hand.
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I used to have a printshop in Bloomingdale out here and they were just as bad. My franchise agreement called for the hanging of several neon signs in the store to advertise various services we offered. Even though we were well off the street and the signs were hanging from the ceiling inside the store, because they were ‘visible from the street’ we couldn’t have them. We eventually turned each one sideways to shut them up.
Good idea about using a van. Just make sure to move it every day or two or they may try and find a way to ticket it or have it towed. And make sure the landlord doesn’t object to vehicles parked overnight. They all seem to have agreements with towing companies…
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