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Happy Fall! With so many Girl Scout activities and programs going on - not to mention hurricanes and holidays - it's hard to believe there are only 95 days until the end of 2017! And rest assured, it's going to be a very busy 95 days at GSSEF as we get ready to relocate to Lake Worth! We're happy to share with you some updates on our moving plans.
 
What's up with Retail?
We are excited to announce that GSSEF has signed a lease for the new Palm Beach County Retail Store. The new address is 1232 West Indiantown Road, Unit 105, Jupiter, FL  33458. Think that sounds similar to the Jupiter Service Center address? That's because the new Retail Store is located in the same complex, just across the parking lot! It will be a great location as there is a pediatric dentist, a martial arts studio and a tutoring center surrounding us which means lots of kids and families will be passing by. 
 
We're moving ahead with finalizing the necessary permits and plans and expect construction to start soon. The current timeline has us taking possession of the new retail space at the beginning of November.  We are starting to plan the closure and moving schedule for the Palm Beach County Retail Store with a grand opening celebration to follow. We will share dates with you as they are finalized.
 
At our Broward County Retail Store, we have confirmed the design of the exterior signage, we have an approved buildout plan and some demolition has begun. While things may be moving along a little more slowly than we had hoped at that location, we are thrilled that we have opened the Broward County Pop-Up Retail Shop just five doors down. Chantule is back as our smiling, helpful retail associate and we're happy to be able to provide an in-person retail shopping experience again!
 
What's new at the HQ?
Things are moving right along at our new Administrative Headquarters in Lake Worth. The final stages of demolition are being completed and construction is already underway. Instead of just telling you, we want to show you some of the progress that's already been made since our last update. 
 
Cindy McHeran places the winning GSSEF Foundation essays in the dirt floor on the first floor prior to our concrete foundation being poured.
Demolition is almost complete. This is on the 2nd floor looking out from the elevator where the medical waiting room used to be. This will now be one of the soft seating spaces.
 
We are using our resources wisely. These are door frames that have been removed and will be reinstalled during the construction process. Many of the office doors and ceiling lights will also be reused.
This is a second floor office. The cut out is an example of the glass front most of the offices will have.

 
 
Save the date!
Please mark your calendars for the GSSEF Administrative Headquarters Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. (immediately following the Annual Meeting). More details to follow later on in the year.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Cindy McHeran, vice president of property and outdoor initatives, at cmcheran@gssef.org.