How did Tailored end up in Walker’s Point? Similar to how Laura and Ashley ended up in the beauty industry (link to last week’s blog)―divine intervention. While there was much intention in searching for the perfect location to establish Tailored, the location at 234 W. Florida Street is more perfect than any plan could have devised. Ashley and Laura searched many locations throughout the city in search of the perfect one―with things like ease of parking, brand exposure, esthetic and overall budget playing a factor into the decision. Eventually, it was the general feel of the space that solidified why they choose this location. Simply put, it felt like home.
We continue to grow deeper in love with this community as we see the neighborhood change and explode with new development.
We could never have dreamed what this neighborhood would come to mean to us. We continue to grow deeper in love with this community as we see the neighborhood change and explode with new development. We feel so fortunate to be a part of the change that is coming and can’t imagine our Tailored family being in any other neighborhood.
Here is brief summary of our journey the first year:
Tailored Time Line
March 31, 2014 – Laura asks Ashley to be her business partner (Ashley initially responds with a “no”…)
April 18, 2014 – Ashley says “yes”
June 30, 2014 – Tailored becomes an official corporation
Summer 2014 – Secures lending and begins the search for the perfect home
August 2014 – Begins negotiations for 234 W. Florida Street
December 23, 2014 – FINALLY signs our lease
January–April 7 – Construction
April 8, 2015 – Tailored is open for business!