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New FLAX in San Mateo, Calif.
« on: June 29, 2014, 12:59:01 AM »
I just got a notice from FLAX.
They are opening a new store in San Mateo, Calif  in July.
San Mateo is about mid SF peninsula, think San Mateo bridge. 
So now we don't have to drive into the city to get stuff from them. 
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Re: New FLAX in San Mateo, Calif.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 11:22:38 AM »
Sweet Gary - thanks for the info
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Re: New FLAX in San Mateo, Calif.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 11:25:05 AM »
For anyone north of San Francisco, I recently discovered Riley Street Art Supply! They have a San Rafael and Santa Rosa location, and it is amazing. I found things there that I've only ever found online! I'm sure people already know about this place and I'm just late to the game :)
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Re: New FLAX in San Mateo, Calif.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 10:58:08 PM »
Update, I went to the store and talked to the manager.
He estimates about a week and a half to opening, so maybe some time about July 18th.

I also check the size of the store.  The store is smaller than the paper room of the SF store.  IOW a LOT smaller than the SF store.
The manager said mostly going to be drawing and painting supplies, some inks, but probably not any pens.
Like any store, the inventory will be tuned based on sales.  But unlike the larger SF store, he does not have the space to bring in stuff that may not move, so he has to be somewhat careful.
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Re: New FLAX in San Mateo, Calif.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 05:44:24 PM »
Now that FLAX in San Mateo is opened, I check them out.
It is mostly geared/stocked for drawing and painting.
A few J Herbin inks, Speedball acrylic inks, and some Higgins inks.

The manager said that he plans to adjust his stock based on what people buy and ask for.
Gary