AcanLord - Closing Doors of Retail Store

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  1. jlanger

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    Hey TCMAS.

    I just received a text from Stephen this afternoon letting me know that he will be shutting the retail store down. He asked me to pass on the following information.

    Beginning this Saturday, he will start blowing out corals; frags at $20 (regardless of variety) and mother colonies will be marked at wholesale. Hours for this Saturday; 12PM to 5PM.

    AcanLord
    1601 Industrial St
    Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

    This is all that I know for now. If I hear more, I'll let you all know.
     
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    No Way! I will swing out there. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I wonder if he's decided to go online only.
     
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    He hasn't answered that question yet, but I noticed that the certificate for the website has expired so that doesn't bode well.
     
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    I tried to log on to his site and its down.
     
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    Stephen’s response to the website...

    “I shut the site down for the time being and unfortunately it will stay down until the retail space is empty for an array of reason. People will just have to come in and see what's available for frags. I’ve been too busy to take pictures. I know that's not ideal, but the way I have to roll for the time being.”
     
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    Update...
    I just spoke with Stephen for awhile and here's a quick recap.

    The retail store will be closing. AcanLord is rebooting and will be back.
    There has been ongoing issues with the building/tenants that AcanLord is currently in, so Stephen wants to remove himself from that physical location. While doing so, he wants to "reboot" the company by going back to what excites him; the higher end corals. He has already acquired some nice SPS colonies and is growing them out for future offerings.
    This sale of his current inventory is helping him expedite the move put of the store's location. Whether there will be a new retail location in the future, I'm not sure but there will be a website running when he's ready with the new venture.
     
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    Stephen asked me to let everyone know that Saturday will be cash only...

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    ...which is just as good as money.
     
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    Remember when I said NOOOOOOO!!!???
     
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    Bump...
    If you can get over to AcanLord today, hours are from 12PM to 5PM and remember to bring your cash and coolers!
    When I was in there two weeks ago, there were racks of beautiful acan frags; rainbows and more. There were plenty of miscellaneous LPS frags; including cyphastreas, hammers and a gold torch. A decent selection of zoanthids and palythoas. There were some SPS frags and smaller colonies on hand. And I believe he still had two RBTA's; not sure if they're any special variant.

    Now he does. :D
     
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    What is the exact date he is closing?
     
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    Went there today and not much left guys ! Thanks to Jason for the info .
    Picked up Acan Lord Mardi Gras acans and couple other simply crazy new release rainbow acans that Stephen has for his own grow out !

    They were not 20$ but generally you would pay an arm and a leg for some of the crazy ones .

    Always wanted Rainbows from acanlord as I feel he has the best rainbow acans ever among every vendor I have ever seen .

    Thank you Jason !!! If I can grow them and frag , you will get the first pieces :)

    Regards,
    Abhishek
     
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    Thanks for everyone that showed up today; lots of TCMAS members in attendance.

    As I returned at the close of the day to grab my corals and the tiny yellow tang, Stephen mentioned that he will most likely be open again next Saturday. If you're looking for acans, zoanthids, cephastrea, blastomussa, leptastrea, stylophora, euphyllia or favia frags, there's still a nice selection. I was surprised to see the large elegance, the large RBTAs and extra-large acanthophyllia still there at 5PM.

    Also forgot to mention that there's plenty of banded trochus snails on sale; I grabbed twenty myself!
     
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    Trochus snails.. Forgot about them... Need to check back in next Saturday!
     
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    Picked up some nice frags and snails as well. Good deals

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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    I am already regretting that I did not get out to his store more often. I have nothing but great things to say about Acanlord! Good luck Stephen.
     

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