We will open the doors of Lost Art Press’s storefront to the public for the first time since 2019 on Aug. 7, 2021 (which also happens to be Megan Fitzpatrick’s birthday).
We will give away free Lost Art Press yardsticks to the first 200 visitors. We also will sell blemished books and tools for 50 percent off retail (cash sales only on blems). And, of course, we will have our complete line of books and tools for sale as well (cash, check or credit).
We ask that all visitors be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, and follow CDC guidelines on masking. No exceptions. This is no different than asking you to wear pants. (Don’t bother flaming us in the comments because we will delete them.)
The storefront is located at 837 Willard St. in Covington, KY, 41011. The open day will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
In the next week or so, Megan will have an announcement about 2021 classes at the storefront.
We have been insanely busy since 2019. Lost Art Press has grown to the point where I cannot travel or teach without neglecting the company. That’s a good thing.
We have a contracting crew on site right now that is sprucing up the old bathroom area. The last business in the building before I bought it was a bar. As a result, the toilets were a little sketchy.
We are converting the men’s room (farewell urinal) to a kitchenette. This will give visitors a nice place to get coffee, grab a drink or store their lunches. The women’s room is being upgraded with nice tile, cabinets, fixtures and radiant heat. We’re also doing some work in the library.
All this should be done by August, and we hope you can join us.
— Christopher Schwarz
P.S. What does Megan want for her birthday? She says she has enough whiskey and Shakespeare doo-dads. What she really needs is a live-in contractor who can help her finish her home remodel.
28 thoughts on “LAP’s Next Open Day: Aug. 7”
Wish I lived close enough, but Canada is just a little to far.
“Live-in” is entirely too close to home. Lives nearby is plenty close.
Oooh, Megan that’s very tempting.
Now you want me to wear pants? what’s this world coming to! I just spent the last year-and-a-half avoiding wearing pants. I don’t even think my pants will fit me anymore. I don’t think I could even find a pair of pants in my house . Fortunately for you I live too far away to visit but it sounds like it’s going to be a rip-roaring good time with the free yardsticks being handed out. Have fun and I’ll see you guys online.
I think what Chris was saying is that if we double mask, we can skip the pants. Hooray for masks!
Wow… fancy-pants kitchenette… Don’t forget the keg fridge!
Sounds like Megan wants a sugar daddy for her birthday. I’m not volunteering. I want my wife of 46 years to keep me.
Certainly not! I just need competent help, who would be fairly paid. (Only catch is they have to work with me alongside.)
So there is the very high “human price”
The Iron Price
If only I were nearby. I work for steaks.
“ toilets were a little sketchy” now that’s an understatement, I’ve been to dive bars in my youth.
I’ve worked in cabinet and millwork shops, and spent the last 25 years installing and working on machinery in the wood industry. Most wood shop bathrooms are beyond dive bar sketchy. I installed a machine in rural vermont one January, They had an outhouse with a frozen poo glacier…. If LAP left the bathrooms as is, it would save money and make most visitors feel more at home:)
Wow. I haven’t seen JM paper backed insulation since I was a teenager. I’m 64 at the moment…
The second 200 people will be swatted with yardsticks by the first 200 people.
Nice! Just got my first shot yesterday and 2nd shot on the 19th of May. I have plenty of experience helping friends finish several remodels. I am really good at supervising, drinking beer and telling people where things should go.
Trying to steal my job, I see 😉
So damn cheerful! Thank you.
I’m not sure if I can make it. But you guys are welcome to come here for my birthday. I’ve had all my shots.
I’ll drive 2 1/2 hours for a free yardstick any ol’ day. Being able to continue squandering my children’s inheritance on tools and books is icing on the cake. My calendar is marked.
BTW, I work cheap but I’m terribly expensive to feed.
BTW, I work cheap but I’m mighty expensive to feed.
Would never flame you for being responsible for the health of the LAP folks and all the attendees. Such a shame that you might think that would happen.
I bet that urinal will make a FINE planter in the front yard!
So, … no more men’s room?
One unisex bathroom for the first floor. And a funnel in the biergarten.
So excited to here that classes are coming back. Was there for the spoon carving intensive, if you are ever able to have JoJo Wood back, would love to take her class again with my daughter this time. Looking forward to hearing about what’s in store.
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