“We’re planning on staying open, I don’t think it’s fair to just shut our store down,” he said. “And they were sensitive to that, as well. The shows will be airing – both ‘Meet the Press’ and ‘NBC Nightly News’ then the ‘Today Show’ and ‘Nightly News’ – all of those will be airing while we’re closed. So we wouldn’t be open when they’re actually filming them. But during the day, there’s just going to be a lot of chaos here. And I think it’ll be fun for people to have a chance to come down here and see how things work on a broader scale.”
Each episode of the reality show follows owner Don Short and his crew renovating a room for central Iowa homeowners, using architectural and vintage finds. But it will also show the inner workings of the store, from carpenters creating custom goods in the basement to the pickers who deliver salvaged treasures to the store’s doorstep.
In other words, West End Salvage has all the makings of a time well spent. Youll fall in love with two funny guys and the hijinks pulled by their staff. Youll swoon over the awesome pieces that fill up their warehouse. And youll find plenty of design inspiration among Don and Hals awesome ideas.