It's Thursday the 31st of October and Pigeonhole Central at Central Park Sydney is OPEN. If you saw our last update you must be wondering.... HOW DID WE DO IT!? Wind the clock back. Welcome to the jungle.
Area Manager Katy arrives from Perth! Uhh do you know what kind of work we're doing here? Those shoes won't protect you from falling dinosaurs.
In true safety first style, we sent Katy off to get some work boots.
This guy. He better earn his keep after this!
Hanging Pete the dinosaur took most of the day. Yep. He really pushed us back in setting up.
Yeah so Pete turned out be kind of difficult to hang with, we're all about Mandy's friend Junior the black polar bear now.
Really fun to put together actually.
Oh hey guys so the bears done and OHHHHhhh ...we have to build a store in one night. Forgot about that.
No problem! We've got the best in the business, like Cody! Well.. we have people best in their respective businesses... industries that may not actually be construction.
I lie for effect though because we had amazing creative and resourceful people working with us, some of whom are actual tradies. But time was ticking down! Even centre management came in at midnight to lend a helping hand as we were struggling! All nighter here we come! *MONTAGE*
Our Irish carpenter, not content with the awesome vintage fitting room work we saw him create in the last entry- puts together this eerie wall o floating books. Oh yeah right, it's Halloween in a few hours.
Curtis unpacks next to Cam's rope shelf... hmm dare I say, the store is coming together?
Katy tags in to set up Jewellery and other stock!
Mandy and Johann. Tradies! Meat pie and sausage rolls break.
Katy works on a second polar bear while attention shifts even further to prettying up the inside of the store!
Sue dreams a little dream of the store being done in time. Little does she know that her dreams are coming true right behind her... surprise lighting guy!
We were so lucky to find some people to make us a neon sign at short notice! These guys came to install it at 1am and then went to another job in Penrith. I thought we were hardcore!
And it looks GREAT!
Polar bear bookshelf two is ready to roll! Jazz hands! The store is materialising!
I think you could hear the cheers from outside as we finished things off!
Cannot believe it! The store is looking good!
Last few tweaks and then Brodie shoots a victory grin. It's done!
We did it! Have to say this first though, we could not have made it without the dream team from Ireland. The boys built half our shop and kept us on track. Thank. You. Ireland. But seriously, you guys are number 1!
WATPAC alumni gaze at their Sydney creation. We really want to show you pictures of the finished store, but you'll have to wait just a little longer!
A very special thanks to the following people from Johann!
Mandy for her crazy organisation skills and cool hair.
Cam & Adam for their creative carpentry skills.
Sue for putting up half the pigeon clan in her cosy Bondi apartment.
Brodie for bringing us dinners.
Rick for drawing up Pete in illustrator for us.
(Pete was actually cut in Newcastle and the dude drove it down to Sydney just for us!)
Jo and Anna for helping to get us started.
And the Irish dream team who helped us make it past the finish line.
A M A Z I N G ! Stay tuned for the final diary where we will do a photographic victory lap and show you all corners of the new store. If you live in Sydney, visit us! Central at Central Park has lots of activities on this Friday and Saturday too.