>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Business arrow LOCKSMITH GETS KEY TO LARGER LOCATION

Print

LOCKSMITH GETS KEY TO LARGER LOCATION

Anchor Lock and Key and Cousins and Co. have moved to a larger location in the old Carpetland building at 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings.

Both shops were located next door to Lees Dragon Gate restaurant on Cottage Street. There they had lots of storage space, but little display space, said Steve Gumm, owner of Anchor Lock and Key.

Display space isnt as necessary for a lock shop, but for Cousins and Co., which sells sheet music, musical instruments and supplies, it can be helpful. The music store is operated by Steves wife, Kim.

At the new location, Gumm said they have increased the display space, especially for the music store. The new location also gives the lock shop more room to work.

Gumm said that 85 percent of lock work is dealing with small parts.

Keeping up with new lock technology is crucial to the business. Gumm said he learns about the new locks, especially on cars.

Its not like in the old days where a person could unlock the car with a Slim Jim, Gumm said. Because of the damage that could be caused using such a tool, he carries 50 unlocking tools for different makes of cars.

He also services auto ignitions on foreign and domestic makes, and he provides service for household locks.

Anchor Lock and Key offers AAA service, which has been offered by the shop for the past eight years, Gumm said.

He is available to help people 24 hours a day by calling (541) 469-6891. With the expanded shop, he has added a new employee to provide for improved service, he said.

I want to set a new precedence in Curry County by providing service in the service industry, Gumm said.

In addition to locks, vacuum cleaner repair, parts and accessories, Gumm said.

The expanded music store stocks more than 40 guitars, instrument supplies and music books, Gumm said.

Cousins and Co. carries Hohner guitars, Tacoma electric guitars, keyboards and drums.

Some instrument repairs are done, but most are sent away for service, Gumm said.

The phone number for Cousins and Co. is 469-6316.

The shops are open expanded hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours remain 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Print

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • How a billionaire hedgie hopes to fix corporate America
    A new nonprofit, Just Capital, will rank American companies based "justness."
  • Cramer Remix: How to win if oil goes lower
    Jim Cramer reveals the best method to help you succeed in the oil patch.
  • Asia stocks at three-week lows as China worries grow; oil up
    Asian stocks held near three-week lows on Wednesday as concerns about the underlying strength of the Chinese economy dogged investors while oil prices jumped by nearly two percent on growing hopes a global output freeze may materalize soon. While global risky assets has staged a smart recovery since February's lows, led by Chinese stock markets on hopes that Beijing can successfully avert a sharp slowdown, policymakers and investors are worried the recovery may be at best, bumpy, or at worst, short-lived.

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2016 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use