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1014
07-28-2009, 06:57 AM
Smiley made the front page of the San Jose Mercury News (http://www.mercurynews.com/topstories/ci_12861718). Great guy. Great Store.

Brad Bordessa
07-28-2009, 07:07 AM
I'm glad they made the paper, Smiley and Janet certainly deserve it. And it's such a great store. The moment you walk in you think you could stay all afternoon.

ukulelearp
07-28-2009, 07:16 AM
I wish we had a store like that down here.

RyanMFT
07-28-2009, 07:24 AM
When I went into their shop a few months ago, my wife and I were treated like family! I bought the most beautiful KoAloha concert from them! If you are in the SF Bay Area, please visit them in San Jose. Quality people with beautiful uke's.

Ryan

gabzuke
07-28-2009, 10:54 AM
I wish we had a store like that down here.

you can say that again

ihavenotea
07-28-2009, 11:06 AM
We should hold a south bay area meetup at the coffee shop across the street sometime (Roy's station (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=roy%27s+station&ie=UTF8&sll=39.382780,-97.503788&sspn=17.786889,49.866750&latlng=16603667657661562319&ei=qmdvSq36CJ20sAOfs9jjBw&sig2=tGIXPyUXO8NFiLCqaAZv5Q&cd=1&usq=roy%27s+station); very good espresso).

We have Aloha Fest this weekend and Aldrine's visit the nextů October seems about right for another meetup.

1014
07-28-2009, 11:10 AM
We should hold a south bay area meetup at the coffee shop across the street sometime (Roy's station (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=roy%27s+station&ie=UTF8&sll=39.382780,-97.503788&sspn=17.786889,49.866750&latlng=16603667657661562319&ei=qmdvSq36CJ20sAOfs9jjBw&sig2=tGIXPyUXO8NFiLCqaAZv5Q&cd=1&usq=roy%27s+station); very good espresso).

We have Aloha Fest this weekend and Aldrine's visit the nextů October seems about right for another meetup.

for a time, i was there every other day, but with money tightening i havent been there in a minute to resist temptation.

ukulelearp
07-28-2009, 11:16 AM
you can say that again

I wish we had a store like that down here.

tastyfoot
07-28-2009, 06:23 PM
That's great exposure for Smiley and Janet! I bought my KoAloha Superconcert from them, and they were just the friendliest and most helpful people I've come across. Even though I don't live in the San Jose area, driving there was worth it for me to support a fellow who quit his job at 60 to chase his uke dreams. All that and they gave me a great deal too. :cheers:

1014
07-31-2009, 04:08 AM
Just an update on the story. Went to see Smiley yesterday and their shop is jumpin'. The article has run in a number of newspapers (contra costa times for one) and I overheard KGO ABC Channel 7 might be doing a story on the shop and San Jose Japan Town!

Btw, he just got in a shipment of KoAloha -- 2 pineapples and Super Sopranos. All play wonderfully.