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Jon Hepplewhite, owner of Rabbit Dash, at their new location, 662 Goderich Street, Unit 2, opening day. Hub photo

All hands were on deck as Rabbit Dash moved from their original location at 668 Goderich Street to the former Lido building, 662 Goderich Street, without skipping a beat.

In a submission to Saugeen Shores Hub, the original space closed its doors at 8 p.m. on July 15 as per their usual hours and the new space opened the following morning at 6 a.m.

Several staff members, customers and friends put in many hours to ensure the space was complete. Perry Gosling, a loyal Rabbit Dash customer, arrived at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 15 and did not stop working until 12:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. Not only did Gosling put in about 17 hours of work but he also arrived before staff opening morning to ensure he would be the first customer at the new space.

Owner Jon Hepplewhite, fiancé Kristy Whyte and staff member Joey Seymour left the store around 3 a.m. and all came back bright and early for opening day. Other helpers included customers and friends Aaron Jex, Doug Hamm and Zach Ernst; and employees Becky Call, Sierra Martin and Emily Russet.

"We are so excited to share the new space with our community and couldn’t have done it without the support of the community and our incredible staff," read the submission.

Perry

Perry Gosling, a loyal Rabbit Dash customer, was on site all day helping them move from their former location to their new space. Photo submitted

Rabbit Dash staff

Staff was on hand and ready to serve customers on opening day, July 16. Hub photo

Rabbit Dash interior 1

The new location offers many of the familiar fixtures customers have come to love but in a fresh new space. Hub photo

Rabbit Dash exterior

You can find Rabbit Dash at their new home, 662 Goderich Street Unit 2, formerly the Lido. Photo submitted

Rabbit Dash records

All the familiar stock, including a large supply of vinyl for which Rabbit Dash has become known, made it to the new location. Hub photo