This week we soft open our retail location in Pittsburgh.  When we started BLASt it felt like a retail location would be years away.  Boy were we wrong.

I didn’t set out to open a store in fact it was the furthest thing from my mind but, sometimes oppurtunities present themselve and you have to jump on them. So, when Sean from Jester’s Court Tattoos asked me if we wanted to do a retail section in the shop he was opening in Oakland (the area of Pittsburgh around Pitt and CMU) I took it.

First of all I love Oakland. The food in this neighborhood is amazing, the colleges are right there our friends from Hot Rod in the space right above our new location .  How could I say know?

We started construction and remodelling in December.  The place was a diaster when we moved in like most places are so, we spent the last few months pulling late night shifts here building displays and desks, painting, and doing the signage and branding.

Well it is almost finished.  This week is our soft open or as they call it in the car world our shake down run.  I am so excited.   If you are in the area stop down and say hi.