With less than a week away, I had to get some insider's info on the new OTH-4357 location on Saint-Laurent. I immediately texted Harry and Ang, who were both very supportive of my idea.
Harry left me on Read for 3 days and Ang was back to his old self, sending me audio clips of about 5 seconds each. Like a professional athlete.
Needless to say, I am so, so stoked for the new store opening!
How you feeling in the days leading up to the big launch?
Ang - Everything is kinda handled, so I feel good about it.
Harry - Feeling great and nervous. This is the first time we did something from scratch 'white canvas style'. This is a very important piece of the puzzle and we need to nail it.
What's been your biggest challenge so far?
A - I haven’t had ANY challenges.
H - Dealing with construction guys! They don't give a fuck. It's always on their terms and conditions... and there are no consequences if they fuck up.
Looking back at the last two decades, how do you feel about opening a third location?
A - I feel good about opening a new location.
H - It Feels right ! Angelo and I used to walk from Ste-Catherine street every night to St-Laurent to hand out flyers! We built our business on St-Laurent so it feels like we're going back home.
Wait. Where does all the anxiety go?
A- We’re playing a lot of soccer right now so there’s not a lot of anxiety.
H- Food! Food! Food!
And what are we doing after the launch party?
A-I’m not allowed to talk about the after after party.
H- Going to party with the moonshine crew at Balattou ! I've been looking at this club for over 20 years now but have never been in it! I actually think none of our clients have been in it. This party will go down in the books!