Copeland has a moving experience

26 Aug

Ok. Well we’re in the new place. Sort of.

We found a dead mouse waiting for us at the door when we arrived, but hey, that’s the neighbourhood.

Dead mouse outside new Copeland office

The movers came to the old office this morning and hauled our stuff off. We are now sorting through boxes and fighting over chairs and bookshelves.

The phones don’t work. Don’t call us until Monday.

The computers work fine but no one has a station set up yet because the desks haven’t arrived.

But the windows look fantastic. Great job by Murray Kirk at Mini Max Media.

New Copeland windows with branding by Mini Max Media

Hell of a job moving out of the Broughton St. address where we had managed to accumulate 13 years worth of filth hiding behind places we don’t ever go.

Look what we found in the fridge. I maintain it was there before I arrived in 2008. I believe, by the colouring, it was a slice of key lime pie.

Moldy fetid pie slice left in the fridge for too long

So here was the new digs a week ago:

New Copeland office on Government Street before renos

And here is the main work area today (the carpets were laid down yesterday, same time as the toilet became operational):

New Copeland office after the renos minus furniture

Cleaned up rather nicely.

We are happy with the spot and the mood has been hearty and convivial, if falling short of festive. That won’t happen until I surprise them with champagne in about an hour. (UPDATE. They got beer from Phillips brewery instead: we had no glasses for the champers.)

Here are some of the hardened Copeland workers. Note the menacing characters in the doorway looking set to change the mood. But hey, that’s the neighbourhood.

Copeland staff in new office about to me attacked by menacing characters


22 Responses to “Copeland has a moving experience”

  1. AT August 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Looking good, Doug. When will you be accepting curious visitors?

  2. manu August 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Hey Doug,

    Congratulations on the move. Must be hugely satisfying to see it all come together. I remember in 2008, you were a bit nervous and wondered if you’d done the right thing. Now you know you have.

  3. Doug Brown August 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    > Cheers Adem. We may decide to go hog-wild for Hallow’een this year as an office warming gig, but we haven’t figured it out yet.

    > Never a doubt in my mind Manu except that I’d heard about all the pigeon shit in Victoria!

  4. manu August 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    This isn’t the same Murray Kirk who is/was with Information Packaging, right?

  5. Doug Brown August 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Drop him a line. His link is embedded in the post Manu.

  6. Stephan Rosger August 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Niiice, looking good Doug!

  7. Felix August 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Congratulations on the move! Looks exciting =)

  8. maureen blaseckie August 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Congrats on the new digs. Ah, that new office smell…or maybe it’s Matt Phillip’s putting on a new brew to welcome y’all to the neighbourhood.


  9. thatguylam August 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Congrats, Doug & Copeland! Almost makes me wanna get back into the biz. Almost…

  10. Doug Brown August 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Thanks for all the good wishes. Maureen, we are into a keg already. 😉

  11. Kayodé August 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    So elated for you guys – hope you find nothing but bliss AND prosperity at this “prime” location.


    Don’t forget to put a loony somewhere at entrance; it’s for good-luck! 😀

  12. Christine Gleed August 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    congrats Doug! The space looks fabulous.

  13. Doug Brown August 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    > Kayode: we’ll make it a tooney. Double the luck!

    > It’s street level Christine, so very stroller friendly. Come down and visit us any time. Great to see you yesterday!

  14. Brian Hartz (@BriWrites) August 27, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    Mmmmm, pie.

    Congrats, Doug. Can’t wait to check out the new digs.

  15. Doug Brown August 27, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Drop if for a slice sometime Brian. We will keep it room temperature for you. 😀

  16. margriet aasman August 28, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am still a bit squeezy (sp?) after some of those images… but the place looks wonderful. New beginnings are wonderful, even with the bumps. All my best wishes for an exciting future with the new face of your company.

  17. Doug Brown August 28, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Looking forward to having Corey and Zeke down here mice-hunting with us next month Margriet. Thanks for the good wishes.

  18. Lindsey August 31, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Hey… you going to eat that?

  19. Doug Brown August 31, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    The mouse? Sorry, we already did Lindsey…

  20. Lindsey August 31, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Damn.. how about the key lime pie?

  21. Doug Brown August 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    The zombies ate that…


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