Things were going so well in
Studio A that I decided to expand into a building a
couple of doors along, on the same block.
Studio B, as it would soon be known, was just the art deco building in
the centre. It was originally a bank, but must have also
some kind of retail history due to the large windows on
either side of the main door. I always thought ...what a
great studio this would make...believe me it was very
To the left was 'Goodfriend' plumbing. I
don't remember what was on the right.
Tera Shirma never owned the building. It was leased through
a real estate agent by the name of Wolf. I almost lost the
Studio B building to a paint company, because I was already
leasing Studio A from him. In the end, Wolf gave me first
consideration on the Studio B building.
To the left of the plumbing company was studio A, then,
at the corner, was Household Finance...a lending company...right
where the gas station is now.
The Studio A building looked like it was once some
sort of a retail store too. It had large plate glass windows
facing the street and large plate glass windows facing the
entryway. It could have been a clothing store at one time.
When you entered Studio A, you were in a nice sized
lobby, but not overly large. To the right was a waiting area
with an orange leather couch and coffee table and some
chairs. On the left side of the doorway was a soft drinks
machine. Pepsi. Just past the waiting area was the
receptionists desk, surrounded by a low decorative wrought
iron railing to separating her from the waiting area.
Relative to Studio B it was a much smaller building. I'm
sure the studio area of B had to be at least five times the
size of studio A. The control room of B was probably half
the size of the studio area of A.
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