The past few months have been truly full of planning, activity and moving. It’s appropriate to take a moment and commend the Princess Craft staff for their efforts and the hard work that has gone into our successful move from Pflugerville to Round Rock, TX.
We’ll miss our home in Pflugerville, as it’s been a great home to Princess Craft for years. P-ville, you have our love and a huge piece of our heart! Round Rock, we know you well and we’re expecting great things in the years to come.
So, we finally have our new sign! We know that we’ve been a little difficult to find due to the move and an apparent Google Maps error. We’re working on that, but for now drive north through Round Rock and you’ll find us on the north-bound access road before IKEA.
We thought we’d give you a glimpse of the new sign’s installation. It’s a pretty neat deal, as it really feels like we’re making our home here now that the welcome sign is posted, so to speak.
Arrival and Pulling Down the Old Sign
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our newly designed sign for some time, so when the day came, we all had to gather around and take a look! The old Interstate Lanes sign had to come down, which was easy with the right rig and equipment. We’re used to the big toys around here, so making room for that big lift truck was no problem.
Stretching the New Sign
Once the new sign started going up, things started to feel… well, right! The new logo on the new sign really looks great, and hopefully it beckons to all who pass by. Take a look at the pictures and see for yourself!
Google maps is so very helpful… until now. We’ve come to realize that Google Maps has the wrong location marked for our address. It isn’t just a little wrong, as it is actually miles off. This is very frustrating, but we’ll see that things are corrected. A request for review and change has already been submitted, so hopefully things will be as they should in a short amount of time.
Until then, look for us when you’re heading north through Round Rock, TX on N IH 35. We’re on the north-bound access road, just a bit before the IKEA intersection (University Drive). As always, feel free to call us if you need some directions. If you just want to drive up, we’re now at 3101 N IH 35, Round Rock, TX 78664.
Until next time!
The fire marshal and building inspector were just here and they both gave us an A+ on our test! Ok, that is not how they really grade buildings but we did officially get our Certificate of Occupancy which is an A+ in our books.
Last week we spent a lot of time moving things around in order to get ready for the new floors and this week we had a crew working hard to get the new marble grey tiling done in time for the inspection. There was a bit of a fiasco Friday when the workers realized they didn’t have enough tile to finish the job. Since more would need to be ordered, it would not be until this Wednesday they could get it done, which would be too late for the inspection! We confess, we freaked out a little bit. Apparently you really have to pass inspection in order to open up your business, legally anyways. And we decided legal is the route we want to take. Thankfully, it turned out to be just a little hiccup. We explained the situation to the building inspector on Monday and he said it would be A-OK. Whew! What a relief! So the inspector didn’t get to see our home in all its completed glory, but he still gave us a thumbs up to let you guys in on August 1st.
Aside from the floors not being totally finished, it is looking spectacular! As is the rest of the building, if we do say so ourselves.
As for the painting, it is still coming along. Seriously, there are a lot of walls, and doors, and frames almost all of which need at least one coat of primer before even starting on the paint! We got started with a creamy beige color that we wanted to put on most of the walls, buuut then we changed our minds. It ended up feeling a bit too dirty yellow, like a house of someone who had chain smoked in for 30 years. Not what we were going for. So we started over with a more traditional white color that makes it look open and clean. There is still some debate over what to do with the lounge area. The paint colors and decoration schemes for that section are all up in the air so you might just have to wait for the grand opening to come in and see it for yourself to know what we ended up with!
Our wheelchair accessible bathrooms were built and painted last week! Now we just need to finish installing the equipment.
One of the great things about having so much more space in the new building is that we will get to have an excellent parts department that not only carries more supplies, but also displays the parts and supplies for you! We went all the way to college station to pick up the shelves that are being set up in this photo. The parts department has been working hard to organize and pack up their inventory and once the shelves are assembled, we will be moving things to the new building and setting up the displays.
The grand opening of is only a few days away and, as you can see by the photos, we still have a long way to go. We will be giving you 1 more update before we open our doors so be sure to check back with us. It is going to be some late nights, but we will be ready for you to come visit us next Wednesday, August 1st!
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! You won’t want to miss the annual Austin Sport & Outdoor Show! This year the Austin Boat show has teamed up with the Central Texas Hunting and Fishing Show! It’s two shows for the the price of one! It gets even better…We will be there with some of our most popular campers!
When: Thursday January 20 thru Sunday January 23.
Where: Austin Convention Center
Seniors over 65: $4
Children 7-12: $4
Children 6 and under: Free
Find a coupon, and for more information, visit: http://www.austinboatshow.com/
Wow! A truck camper with a kitchen island! What will they think of next!?! The new Chalet Truck Campers have arrived at Princesscraft, and they are a sight to behold! The Double Slide 116 RB, does indeed have an island. That’s not the only great feature! There are large windows and skylights which let the sunlight spill in, and the cabinetry is made of solid hardwood. The campers have a clean and spacious feeling atmosphere, and there is storage room galore. Come see for yourself, and let us know what you think!
That's right, you can save with extra discounts and free truck prep on many of the truck campers! It doesn't get any better than this if we have what your looking for in stock right now... check out our inventory and call or email for the year end discounts on the camper that you want. Every camper has huge discounts, and some prices will be posted, others are too low to put on the internet. Most truck campers have Free Truck Prep of tie downs, and sometimes tie downs and airbags! So pick your camper and call for details! Hurry, because it all ends December 31st! Just think of it as our way of saying "Happy Holidays"...
Well, here at Princesscraft we're fixin' both on Saturday, November 12th! That's right, the Pflugerville Chili Pfest is quite an event with a Chili Cookoff, local vendors, a dance contest with Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes (great 50's and 60's music), an Outdoor Movie for the kids... it's tons of PFun and it's all happening right here next to the parking lot at Princesscraft! Be sure to stop by and cheer on the Princesscraft Trailer Trash Chili Team! Inside Princesscraft, we will be hosting the volunteer effort to renovate the Homeless Coach RV which provides a program to coach homeless folks into a better environment. There just isn't a better time to make the drive to downtown Pflugerville and check out our truck campers and trailers! For more information on these events, check out http://www.pflugervillepfallchilipfest.com/ and http://homelesscoach.org/. See you Saturday!
Busy is good, right? We're having a crazy weekend here at Princesscraft, but it's the best kind of crazy to have. For the next two days we are teaming up with "Homeless Coach" and other businesses to makeover a 1986 vintage RV. Why would we do this? In the words of Tom Baum, the project mastermind, "The goal is to repurpose the RV into the first ever ‘Homeless Coach’ for community coaching of the homeless while sharing Austin original food and fun! The mission, in short, is to “ssensselemoH”…reverse Homelessness in Austin".
At the end of July of this year, we had a great time demolishing the interior of the RV in preparation for the rebuild. Over the next two days we will be working hard, along with other volunteers, to refurbish the interior and have it ready to go on the road to serve the homeless in Austin. If you are interested in witnessing the and/or watching the project progress, please come on over to Princesscraft (Friday or Saturday 10am to 3pm), or visit the Homeless Coach website at the link below.
Here's a picture of the demolition crew