Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

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Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby backdraft » Wed, Nov 18 2015, 02:28 PM

Hello,
Route 66 Kites is having their Grand Opening on Saturday, November 28th from 10 AM to 5 PM. At the same time we'd love to have a club fly (weather permitting) at the Pontiac Rec Plex on the South side of Pontiac. Please join us for a fun filled day and come check out the new location!

You can check us out online at http://www.route66kites.org

address:
222 N Main Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
phone 815-953-8303

Hope to see you there!

Big Mike

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby Mike » Fri, Nov 20 2015, 09:27 AM

I probably can't make that date, what with family visiting for Thanksgiving. But I'm looking forward to checking out the new store. Maybe I can come by the following weekend.

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby prairierose » Fri, Nov 20 2015, 07:30 PM

Speaking as the visiting family, I'll be there! And I'll likely bring Dad and Daniel too.

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby Mike » Fri, Nov 20 2015, 07:40 PM

Yup, I'll be there! Thanks for being a good sport, Daniel!

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby goestoeleven » Fri, Nov 20 2015, 09:57 PM

I will have a chat with the wife and see if I can make it. Would be great to see you guys and the store!

backdraft wrote:(weather permitting)


I don't have a weather permit :oops: can I still fly a kite?

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby makatakam » Fri, Nov 20 2015, 10:18 PM

goestoeleven wrote:I will have a chat with the wife and see if I can make it. Would be great to see you guys and the store!

backdraft wrote:(weather permitting)


I don't have a weather permit :oops: can I still fly a kite?


I believe Mike and Anne sell weather permits at Route 66 Kite, since they advertise (weather permitting).
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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby backdraft » Sat, Nov 21 2015, 07:58 PM

Weather permits are VERY EXPENSIVE and VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN! LOL....

We chose the date based on what's going on around the town, and it seemed like a great time. If a club fly is not possible that weekend, we would love to try another one in the near future.

Big Mike

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby KiteVoice » Tue, Nov 24 2015, 08:26 AM

backdraft wrote:We chose the date based on what's going on around the town, and it seemed like a great time.


Another thing that makes the timing great: Small Business Saturday!

Sorry we can't make it, Big Mike and Anne, but we're excited for you.
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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby Mike » Tue, Nov 24 2015, 08:00 PM

Yeah, but this year, American Express Small Business Saturday isn't giving any shopping rebates. The first year Amex did this they gave $25 to spend at a small businesses. We had several amex cards and that added up to a nice gift. But over the years, they've gradually reduced it to nothing. :(

I still plan on continuing to support small businesses year round, especially ones that sell toys :)

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby prairierose » Fri, Nov 27 2015, 10:08 PM

What are your thoughts on the weather tomorrow, Big Mike? Daniel and I will be driving from Charleston back to Chicago, so we're going to stop in Pontiac and see the store no matter what, but I wanted to check in about the club fly part.

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby goestoeleven » Sat, Nov 28 2015, 09:01 AM

David and I are getting ready to drive down. I'll be bringing kites to fly - it looks to be windy. Dress warm - I don't think it's going to get sunny or warmer than the low 40s.

BTW, Small Business Saturday did have some sort of offer for participating businesses. You have to link it to your card, and then you can get $10 back on a purchase at a business on their Small Business Saturday Map. Near me it's an assortment of restaurants plus the hardware store.

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Re: Fun Fly Grand Opening Saturday Nov 28th 10 AM - 5 PM

Postby goestoeleven » Sat, Nov 28 2015, 09:21 PM

Woohoo! Route 66 kites is open. .

I only bought one . . . I swear. Well, one kite, and one game. And one light for David's bicycle. That's it.

Nice shop, and great owners. It was nice to see Mike, Anne, Shari, Mikey, Rose & Daniel there today. Plus Nick & Zack later on. Plus a bunch of customers & friends.


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