There is a saying in the PR world. 1 is a fun story, 2 is a coincidence and 3 is a trend. Well, with yesterday’s text message news, fellow Woody Boaters Paul and Karen Harrison and Tom Drozd bought the old Antique Boat Center property in Eustis yesterday, complete with the super cool old 1907 shop.
As you may recall this space has been an amazing gathering space for us all at the Lake Dora event. It’s amazing. Story links at the end of the story. The interesting part of this, is.. are old boat marinas and shops becoming art. As in, they are being purchased not to make money but be kept alive and something to look at, feel, and be part of. ART!
We now have 3. Robert Murdock up in did it first, then Woody Boater HQ with the Railway and now this in Fla. Has our passion for boats gone crazy? Or is this a natural progression of our community. In the car community, we see old Gas Stations and Car dealerships in rural areas being purchased for the same reason. Should we now have a website or community of boat shop marina owners that are art? BTW, Not Molly O Art. So it’s now officially Official. IT’S A TREND! And Robert, Paul, Karen, Tom and yes ME! Are now Trendy people. Yup.. Trendy! Instagram Babes, eat our old crusty shorts. WE ARE THE TRENDY ONES! Now get out of my way. I have trash to take to the dump.