Sunday, May 17, 2015

hello? hello?

Just checking to see if there's still anybody reading, since I've kind of neglected this blog lately. I have a good excuse. I'm working hard to open one of the coolest stores you can imagine. The new Scheels in Overland Park will have everything you need for hunting and fishing (if you're into that kind of thing). You can find stuff for golf, soccer, hockey, and every other kind of competitive and recreational game you can think of. Plus a shooting range, golf simulator, mini bowling, photo ops and much, much more. And that's just the second floor!

As you enter the store you'll pass under a salt water aquarium and see the huge Ferris Wheel with Ginna's Restaurant behind that. Turn left and you'll find some beautiful women's shops for shoes, fashion, and athletic clothing. Turn right and you'll find a tremendous selection of the best sunglasses you can buy. Plus men's athletic and casual shoes, men's fashion and outerwear, and licensed merchandise to wear, tailgate with, or show your support for your favorite team.

In the back corner is a huge bike shop, the crown jewel of the store. ;)  Lots of bikes for all ages, plus accessories, clothing, and a first class service shop to take care of you. I do have some good news, bad news. The bad news is that I'm not going to be the Shop Manager for the bike shop. The good news is I've accepted the position of Assistant Store Leader. I feel blessed to be part of a great leadership team that has impressed me from the first time we met. And more good news, one of my responsibilities is to oversee the bike shop, and help the new Shop Manager run the best shop in town.

The store is going to be amazing. If you're anywhere near Kansas City on June 27th or later, you've got to check it out. And even better are the people. I'm astounded at how many good people our team has been able to hire to run this place. And how many supremely talented people have transferred her from other Scheels locations. Every shop is staffed with experts who know their stuff, have a passion for their sport, and want to help you get the most out of your gear. Are you in?