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Author Topic: Above it all kites building burned down. Long Beach Wa.  (Read 3308 times)
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« on: May 30, 2009, 03:36 PM »

Long Beach Wa.. Bud hays sent a e-mail that the building Above it all kites was located in has burned with a total loss.If you check out the shops site in their photo gallery it has the pictures of the damage.Sad very sad.Thank god no one was hurt but last time i was in there they had a lot of inventory....nice people in that store......

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 07:09 PM »

It's a bad month for kite-shop related fires... didn't I read on another forum that The Highwaymen also suffered a fire?
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 08:19 PM »

Holy Crap?Huh Huh Huh Shocked Shocked Cry Cry

That's Dave Colbert's 2nd shop! I loved that shop.  Dave and his family are really nice folks and always more than happy to help with anything you might need...not to mention a 100% no questions guarantee on anything he sold you. 

Good thing he has another, larger shop just down the road in Oregon.  Looks like he'll be able to get into another space and be able to at least partly stock it pretty quickly and keep the local visitors and fliers happy.  Not that the fire isn't bad enough but it had to happen right as the season was truly getting under way.

Best wishes to he and his family.


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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 11:14 AM »

Wow, what a shame- those are some real nice folks  Embarrassed

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 12:14 PM »

There are photos and the story on the Above It All web site.

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 04:09 PM »

  I followed the story in a local near by news paper, and I also saw a bunch of pictures.  It is my understanding that there was a lot of undamaged inventory in a near by warehouse, and that they had found another location to open a kite shop in and they were busy getting that new location ready to open ASAP.


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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 06:21 PM »

that's too bad, it was the best kite shop in Long Beach the last few years
I hope Dave & his crew bounce back and have great success
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