Projekt roof collapsed!
From label owner Sam Rosenthal: Did you hear that part of the roof of the Projekt warehouse collapsed during the Brooklyn blizzard on December 27? I was in the building at the time; fortunately the roof didn’t fall on my head. It collapsed out in the warehouse, where the landlord was renting space for parked cars. You can read the full story of that day on my facebook page.
When the roof came down it also severed the gas pipe. The building department put up a full-vacate on the building. Noticing how sketchy the building was, the found many other problems besides the roof. From day to day, we didn’t know if the entire building was going to be boarded up, if we’d lose access to Projekt, if we’d freeze to death. It was stressful !
To help reduce what we needed to pack and move – and to raise cash – on January 1 I sent out an email list with a request for help (and a 25% off sale). the generosity of Projekt’s fans was amazing! The outpouring of love and support stunned me. We brought in more money in 3 days then we usually earn in two months !!! That went a loooooong way towards getting us out of the old office and into a new space.
Cooper is the guy – along with Shea – who fills the mail-orders. When we were going through the pre-move stress, he said, “Sam, I don’t envy what you’re going through right now.” Actually, I am very positive about this. First of all, I’m alive! The roof did not fall on my head. You cannot beat that! : ) Second, I love moving. It is a time to purge, reorganize, tidy things up.
It really was time to get out of that dump.
And the space we found is double-plus good. A cute carriage house from the turn of the last century. We have the entire ground floor….
I think the roof collapse, the building department ordering us to vacate, and the ease with which I found this new place was a hint from the universe. It was telling me to move to a new place, get things in order, and get prepared for great things to come.
The new office is really light, open and it feels good in there. It’s a positive space to be, as opposed to the old office which was always a compromise. Oh, and the carriage house has heat! The old space never got above 60 degrees in the winter. : P
Every negative can be turned into a positive. An ending is a new beginning. Never problems, just opportunities………..
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