Reviews, volume 1

Reviews, volume 1

Did you know many reviews on online retail websites are edited and not all accurate? I have noted many online storefronts that state things like  "over 500 positive reviews", or have a high rating, use an app for reviews that can be edited. I looked up one such review app on a website, and the storefront that pays for it can easily delete reviews, and even edit the feedback. 

We don't

March 02, 2024 — ed roth
Our fabulous store manager

Our fabulous store manager

Our store manager Zack had been contemplating pursuing other pursuits, but we are happy to report he is staying onboard with RSC for at least another year.... that is good news for RSC and our customers, as he loves taking care of customers the way we love to. Say hi to Zack in the store soon!
February 27, 2024 — ed roth
Hitchhiking =:l

Hitchhiking =:l

I hitchhiked an estimated 10,000-15,000 miles in my youth. It was the best possible experience for a young person to learn about:

Our country

People

Ones self

I hitchhiked all over Michigan, between Colorado and Michigan a number of times, up the coast of California and on to Colorado, from Oklahoma to Michigan, in Florida... much sleeping by the road and backpacking as well.

When was the last time you saw a hitchhiker?  NOTE; the East village t-shirt I'm wearing in the photo was a gift from a best buddy, Corg, part of my life love of a good t-shirt.

February 23, 2024 — ed roth
Downtown travel patience needed

Downtown travel patience needed

Grandview Parkway, the main route along the Bay in the downtown area, will have a MAJOR reconstruction this summer, starting soon (March 13). Bottom line, it will be so nice when done, and it will create the need for MAJOR PATIENCE when travelling through and in TC this season. Please be patient, plan extra time, and we look forward to welcoming you into our new storefront.

Info on the detours and timing is here

February 21, 2024 — ed roth
New Design Time Soon!

New Design Time Soon!

Many of our customers can't sleep this time of year, anticipating the arrival of our new designs. We have heard of injuries from people falling off the edge of their seats... Please be careful, and seek counselling if needed. 

The first of our new designs for 2024 are expected to arrive around the weekend of Feb 10.

January 31, 2024 — ed roth
Store Updates continue

Store Updates continue

We are working to transform and update the feel of our store. I think you will find it fresh, uplifting, and fun. So far, we have added swinging salloon doors at the office entrance, and the new changing room looks like an outhouse. Without the smell...

=:l

January 25, 2024 — ed roth
New Store Decor

New Store Decor

I'm a poet..... anyway, very excited about the changes we are making in the new store space. Lots of barnwood installed by Lake Ann Barnwood, and the new changing room will be made to look like an outhouse. No shit!! We look forward to more updates done in a fun way over the next 2 months before spring season kicks off, we think it will be a very enjoyable shopping experience on your next trip to beautiful downtown Traverse City
January 20, 2024 — ed roth
Excited for 2024

Excited for 2024

Thanks for a great year together in 2023. We enjoy connecting with and lifting up our customers... Happy New Year!!
January 02, 2024 — ed roth
Holiday Season

Holiday Season

I love finding the balance between all the (required) retail sales days, and keeping the focus on what really matters. I enjoy mostly seeing people that, in the winter season, I may not see for awhile, saying hi, and seeing them happy finding gifts that make them and their loved ones smile.

Thanksgiving just passed, in the morning I wrote down 100 things I am thankful for. It was a really good exercise, try it sometime.

Hope to see you all soon!!

Ed  =:l

November 25, 2023 — ed roth
New Store Location!

New Store Location!

We have been tight on space for awhile, sometimes people look in the door and see there is not enough room to squeeze in... so, we have moved to a larger space RIGHT NEXT DOOR. This way there will be more room for you, our customers, room for us to expand our offerings, AND you will have no trouble finding us.

Our move is two stage; 1, move quickly while we had the opportunity (move complete), and 2, in January and February while it is quiet downtown we will remodel the store to make a warmer, more inviting shopping experience.

November 08, 2023 — ed roth
I'm here..

I'm here..

When I started this blog page, I commented how most blogs on websites start strong and then, you look and the last post was made 2 years ago (or more). Well, am I getting to that stage?  

My comments today are that the Traverse Bay Region seems to be getting more and more enjoyable all the time. As I walked out to the breakwall at the marina downtown with my cup of coffee a yesterday, I realized how special and beautiful our area is. It puts everything into perspective. It calms the soul. Is is magnetic; spiritual. It also seems that the world seems to be discovering our region, suddenly everyone "gets it". 

I just know I am grateful to have lived here for 40 years and get my soul refreshed by its beauty, and the people, on a regular basis.

August 09, 2023 — ed roth
Shirt Emergency!

Shirt Emergency!

Those were the first words on the phone from customer Ann..she explained, slightly panicked, that her son and his bride were on their honeymoon in the U.P. and had their bag stolen. "He cherished that shirt; it was the one item he really hated to lose" Ann stated and shared that it was our Live Streaming fly fishing shirt. Ann was heading up to see them, and hoped she could get a replacement to take him. We did one better; I discovered in the conversation that her sons' new bride was starting to enjoy the outdoors more so she could spend more time with him when he was fly fishing, so we printed up an outdoors-themed Roth shirt for her and made them both "on the house" to help lesson the pain of the theft.

It's tough to lose a Roth, isn't it..??

=:l

June 22, 2023 — ed roth