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      09-03-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Helix is Moving!

As some of you folks already know, we've been working on our new location in the Manayunk part of Philadelphia (just west of center city). A much better location ESPECIALLY food wise (no more six finger deli! lol). We're making progress but theres still so much work to do, we're currently finishing up the mezzanine and also staying busy with orders and installs at the current shop.

Anyways, took some pictures today and wanted to share our progress with you folks. We'll keep this thread updated with our progress...

The new store front



Where our front counter will be, along with a display of our products. In the next room is where our customer lounge will be (we'll keep it a surprise for now)



Bathrooms done!


The shop area



We're almost done the mezzanine




In front will be our work area as well as a dyno room


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      09-03-2008, 11:02 PM   #2
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nice. I'm pretty close to there, I'll have to come check things out when you're all up and rolling.
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freakin awesome guys! Good luck on the new place!!!
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      09-03-2008, 11:55 PM   #4
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Looks good bro... did you guys have the fire inspector in there yet?? Make sure you get by with all that wood framing for the offices if you have yet to bring them in!! Had issues here in NJ doing something similar in the past!
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Very nice! But how can you beat the old customer waiting area??
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How dare you besmirch the cabana lounge!!!
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Very nice! But how can you beat the old customer waiting area??
lol I'm horribly disappointed to see old bathroom's towel didn't find it's way into the new place. Nice place though..congrats! Will you guys have any 'official' hours on Sat. till noon at least? Still trying to get down there for the update...
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How dare you besmirch the cabana lounge!!!
Hey as long as you transfer the same 5 magazines over, it's good to go!
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Hey as long as you transfer the same 5 magazines over, it's good to go!
Dammit, we're getting smashed here

I'll have you know, those are the five prized copies from my Cat Fancy Magazine collection.
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Will there be a gran turismo simulation setup in the new shop too?
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Looks like its coming along nice.
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Sick! Nice new bmw place close to home. Good luck with it!!
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really nice - when is grand opening date ?
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Free dyno runs on grand opening day???!!!



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lol I'm horribly disappointed to see old bathroom's towel didn't find it's way into the new place. Nice place though..congrats! Will you guys have any 'official' hours on Sat. till noon at least? Still trying to get down there for the update...
We would've probably brought that relic over if one of guys didn't throw it out. lol


No date for grand opening yet. Still a lot of work to do...
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Looks good bro... did you guys have the fire inspector in there yet?? Make sure you get by with all that wood framing for the offices if you have yet to bring them in!! Had issues here in NJ doing something similar in the past!
The Shops/Homes are all masonry and wood construction. The wood framing will not be an issue as long as there is a 2 hour rated fire barrier between each area (Usually 1 or 2 layers [2 layers on ceiling] of 5/8 Inch drywall spackled and taped at all joints).
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Very nice, glad to see its all going well. Cant wait to come visit. They have an awesome sushi place right on main street.
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lol I'm horribly disappointed to see old bathroom's towel didn't find it's way into the new place. Nice place though..congrats! Will you guys have any 'official' hours on Sat. till noon at least? Still trying to get down there for the update...
Oh I'll make sure the Ol' towel m akes it to the new place... that thing has HISTORY
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As some of you folks already know, we've been working on our new location in the Manayunk part of Philadelphia (just west of center city). A much better location ESPECIALLY food wise (no more six finger deli! lol). We're making progress but theres still so much work to do, we're currently finishing up the mezzanine and also staying busy with orders and installs at the current shop.

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Where our front counter will be, along with a display of our products. In the next room is where our customer lounge will be (we'll keep it a surprise for now)


Eric told me the "lounge" is gonna be an MMA cage(built to code of course)...2 men enter, 1 man leaves
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The shop is coming along great. The mezzanine is almost done, just have some more electrical to run. But it is lookin good!
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The shop is coming along great. The mezzanine is almost done, just have some more electrical to run. But it is lookin good!
Whats up Art. Are you part owner of Helix now or something? Just wondering. I hope all is well. I have not spoken to you in a while.
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