Archive for December, 2009

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a van and a vision

December 21, 2009

On a blistery day Brandon and I crossed state lines to venture into rural pastures to test drive a 1973 Chevy Step Van in need of some new kick ass owners to revive it from a lonely, retired high school maintenance van.

We purchased the van after a wild test drive, where I nearly took out a telephone pole. In need of major tlc and safety upgrades, Brandon was also welcomed by a nest of sleeping yellow jackets as he is swerving down I-5.

This truck was ugly, dirty and a ridiculous purchase on a whim, but we had a vision. Immediately we started cleaning and restoring, and then put a new paint job and basic body work on our new friend, transforming the van into a bad ass, flat black, diamond plated, coffee delivery and soon to be Portland street cart icon, the Buck Truck.

Here is a photo of the Buck Truck the day after it was painted:

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raw space pics

December 19, 2009

The space we have chosen is going to be awesome, large square room with super high ceilings in a refurbished warehouse building from the 40’s. Lots of natural light and located in the up and coming industrial inner SE Water Ave. district. Here are some pics of the space before we start build out.