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Monday, December 3, 2007


GOMI UPDATE 12/1
THANK YOU AUSTIN!
FOR 7+ISH YEARS
AS OF DECEMBER 1ST 2007
GOMI: THE SHOP
HAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED IT'S 2ND ST. LOCATION.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP EVERYONE POSTED AS TO THE FUTURE OF THE SHOP. WE REACHED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE AMLI & HAVE REGAINED OUR STOCK THAT WAS BEING HELP HOSTAGE BY THE AMLI & URBAN PARTNERS. NOT THE GREATEST AGREEMENT, BUT IT DID TERMINATE THE LEASE & GOT OUR MERCHANDISE BACK.
ALL CONSIGNMENTS NEED TO CONTACT US VIA THE WEBSITE, WE ARE STILL SORTING THROUGH EVERYTHING, & WILL TAKE CARE OF ALL OF YOU AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE.

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR YOUR PATIENCE
&
CONTINUED SUPPORT!

J&A GOMI

contact us:
E-mail:
GOMIKITTI@HOTMAIL.COM




Thursday, November 1, 2007

GOMI UPDATE 11/1/07

NOVEMBER 2, 2007: NEWS

Second Street Retailers Take Stand Against Landlord
BY RICHARD WHITTAKER


Gomi owners April and John Lohse arrived at their store recently to find it had been padlocked by property managers. They're not the only retailers crying foul.
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Controversy hit the city's prized 2nd Street Retail District after eight stores received default of lease notices in early September (see "Nightmare on Second Street," Oct. 19). Now worried retailers have retained attorneys and allege property management firm Urban Partners Inc. has been trying to force them out through inflated utility bills, unfulfilled promises, and threats of eviction. "They sent out default notices, demanding full payment," said one retailer, speaking confidentially. "Don't think because we haven't done anything up to now, we won't do anything in the future."

The issue centers on utility bills. The ground-floor retailers were hooked up to the Downtown cold-water system, and the property managers acted as the utility firm. However, tenants did not receive bills for up to two years after they moved in. When the bills finally arrived, they had been backdated over two years and were up to 40% higher than monthly estimates the retailers were given before signing leases. While retailers agreed they owed something for the services, they disputed the totals and the monthly amounts; one retailer's monthly bills ranged from $100 to $1,100. However, even though meters were installed, they were never read, and instead, the bills were estimates in spreadsheet form. "They divvy it up by the percentage of the rentable square footage you occupy. But this means a store with one staff bathroom pays the same amount per square foot as a spa or a restaurant," one retailer said. "How are you supposed to operate a business when you don't know your operating costs?"

Where the tenants got caught out was that, although utilities were billed separately from rent, if they fell behind, it was counted as back rent. "The lease clearly says that utilities are considered part of rent, and nonpayment of rent can be considered default," said one retailer. "Some people are behind on rent, but utility bills are what are putting most people in default."

The firms are all tenants in the blocks just east of City Hall – the privately owned AMLI building on the north side of Second and the Computer Sciences Corporation building, built with council investment, on the south. However, the ground-floor retail in both buildings was developed by AMLI Austin Retail LP, with the property management left to Urban Partners. (Both companies were contacted for comment but failed to provide promised interviews.) According to Council Member Brewster McCracken, the City Council feels the retailers' pain. "We have a responsibility because we're one of the landlords," he said. "Urban Partners is the district's agent, so we need to be in agreement about the proper way of handling this."

Retailers said Urban Partners had been unresponsive and believe getting the firm to correct the disputed bills is next to impossible. "They'll tell you one thing to your face, they'll tell you another in e-mail, but they won't ever put it in writing and make it official," one said. John Lohse, owner of DJ culture and clothing store Gomi, not only was served a default notice; he was the only tenant to be locked out of his business. Lohse said he had been presented with a $13,000 utility bill. He disputed the sum and thought he and Urban Partners were moving toward resolution, but nothing ever materialized. "It's plausible deniability," said Lohse. "They say, 'Here's this utility bill; ignore it,' but if you look in your lease, it puts you into default."

The bills were not the only issue. Tenants alleged they were harried over utility bills while AMLI still owed them for build-out costs. They further complained of lengthy delays in the installation of access ramps to make stores compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Tenants also claim their businesses have been damaged by the property managers leaving several stores empty by letting tenants sit on their leases for months without moving in. Similarly, shoe store Lucky Soles had only a brief lifespan in the AMLI building. Months after closing, the store still has its logo on it, making it look abandoned.

Some tenants feel the management company was targeting independent local firms and noted that the two retailers that closed, Gomi and Lucky Soles, were established Austin businesses that moved to the area. As one retailer said, "Every­one was concerned about Las Manitas closing. Well, we're a block over from Congress, and no one seems to care. Did anyone research whether it was actually possible for a local store to survive here?"

Actually, they did. According to McCracken, a 2002 council study showed that the area needed 200,000 square feet of retail to be self-sustaining. However, with the district only 40% built out, McCracken is concerned about the survival of local retailers that moved in early. He promised further investigation of tenant allegations, to ensure they would not be evicted in favor of national chains. "Second Street has changed a lot of business paradigms," McCracken said, "but it still has to reflect our values."

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

WHAT's GOING ON WITH GOMI!!!



WE ARE NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!!!
WE ARE HOWEVER IN A PRETTY HARDCORE DISPUTE WITH OUR LANDLORDS,THE AMLI, &
FOR THE MOMENT CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!
THIS F!@#!!! SUCKS, I KNOW BUT WE'RE WORKING ON IT.
WE HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH OUR LANDLORDS,LAWYERS, & ACCOUNTANTS
FOR THE LAST 8 WEEKS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY TODAY IT HIT CRITICAL & DUN, DUN, DUN...
L O C K O U T!!!
ANYWAY, WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED AS WE FIND OUT MORE.
PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK WITH US.
WE WILL RETURN IN SOME SHAPE, FORM , OR FASHION.
JG

Thursday, October 4, 2007

NEW ARRIVAL SECRET BASE BIGBATTLE



Secret Base Big Battle Mini Figures!!!



ok, quick post on these little buggers. Not actually made by Secret Base, but a cool idea nonetheless. They are pretty much the same size as the Secret Base erasers, but we discovered this weekend at Super7, probably not the exact same sculp. Pretty close though. There are eight regular figures total: 4 Skullbrains and 4 Skullbees plus 2 secret variants for a total of 10. One of the secret variants is a Balzac Bee. Each figure comes with a little card. If you collect all 10 cards, you get to turn it in for a giant Skullbee. Which would be cool cause he's like 24 inches tall or something...Huge!

I bought a case of 12 and received all of the normal figures which is cool and 4 doubles. I understand the chase figures are pretty rare, but when I heard that Manimal on the board got the Balzac Bee, but no card, I was kinda pissed. If you get a chance, you should get a card, right? Which leads me to believe that assembling all 10 cards is going to be hard. Let me know if you pull it off.

Just missing the bottom two cards. Hook a brother up!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

DUNNY PARTY PICS... YEA!!! TRADING PARTY SOON MORE INFO T. B. A.



THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT!!!
WE'LL BE DOING A TRAING PARTY IN ABOUT A WEEK OR SO, STAY TUNED!

GOMI BLOGSITE UP & RUNNING!!!


HERE IT IS! THE OLD GOMI WEBSITE IS NOW THE GOMI BLOGSITE!
THIS WAY WE CAN UPDATE MORE OFTEN & EVERYONE CAN FIND OUT
WHAT'S GOING ON @ GOMI MORE EASILY.
ENJOY EVERYONE & PLEASE LINK YOUR SITES 2 OURS.
THX
JG

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

DUNNY SERIES 4RELEASE PARTY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27th 6-9PM

GOMI IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE'LL BE DOING A
DUNNY SERIES 4RELEASE PARTY
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27th 6-9PM @
GOMI
233 w. 2nd street
austin, tx 78701

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Dunny Series 4
*3-inch*


Dunny Series 4 is rockin' the block with it's greatest assortment of artists yet. That isn't to say the first three series weren't great, it's just that this one is going to blow your minds!

Series 4 is a 3-Inch mini-series featuring Frank Kozik, Jon Burgerman, MAD, Tara McPherson, Mad Barbarians, Shane Jessup, David Flores, KOA, Sket One, Gary Baseman, Michael Motorcycle, Joe Ledbetter, MIST, Nico Berry, Thomas Han and Mike '2600' Davis of Twelve Car Pileup. Like we said, it's gonna blow your minds.

This 20 piece blind assortment features some designs limited to just 500 pieces and a few of you lucky Dunny hunters will find the 1 in 400 Golden Ticket redeemable for an incredibly exclusive and surely sought after Frank Kozik Dunny.

This item is Blind Assortment. WHAT IS BLIND ASSORTMENT?

Dunny Series 4 will be available on Thursday, September 27th at 11am CENTRAL Check out our Dunny Series 4 site for more info and details on our Dunny Trading Parties.

BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK @ GOMI!

WE JUST GOT THESE IN @ THE SHOP 4 GUYZ, & I INCLUDED THE BIO OF THE ARTIST SO
CHECK IT OUT....YO!







Patrick Jilbert

Patrick Jilbert eats more fries in a day than you do in a lifetime.

When he’s not hollering at people, Patrick spends his time skateboarding, eating pizza, and making art in Louisville, KY.

He’s shown in the “Skate or Die” group show in LA and SF, “Last Rites” by Vice Magazine in Vancouver and Toronto, Von Zipper’s “Stache for Some Cash” group show in LA, and “Lowered Hi-Ball” in SF.

In addition to his series of shirts for Blood is the New Black, Patrick has also worked for Consolidated, Risk Skateboards, Anthem Boy Skateboards, Sessions Clothing, & Von Zipper.

patrick@bloodisthenewblack.com

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

DUNNY FOUR



dunny trading party coming soon!
dunny trading party coming soon!
dunny trading party coming soon!
dunny trading party coming soon!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

GET BENT! @ GOMI LAST FRIDAY AUG.4th





HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF LAST WEEKS GET BENT @ GOMI THANKS TO THOMAS, LORI, DORKBOT ETC, ETC, ETC. TOO MANY OF YA'LL IT WAS REALLY COOL YA'LL THANKS AGAIN!!!

WE GET UP! GOMI IN SUPER7 MAGAZINE PREVIEW


Friday, July 6, 2007

OH & FOR THE MEN

locally made: HYPE dont do it! tee's
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locally made: HYPE dont do it! tee's

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CardboardRobots

Hellz Bellz & Sunglasses

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i have this in white/pink instead of black/red
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SUNGLASSES
There are some very colorful sunglasses and new frames!!
come check them out at our shop on 2nd street.


Gomi Kitti
233 W 2nd Street
Austin Tx 78701
512-442-9977<

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

a couple of new magazines:

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Art Prostitute 8

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WaxPoetics 23

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Juxtapoz 77

a few zines that are backorder:


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Thursday, June 14, 2007

NY FATS / NY OUTLINES ARE AVAILABLE !!!!!!

NY FATS / NY OUTLINES ARE AVAILABLE !!!!!!

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NY FAT CAPS

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NY THIN CAPS

Also we have german outlines (the grey ones)

Gomi Kitti
233 w 2nd street
Austin, Tx. 78701
512-442-9977

Saturday, June 9, 2007

GOMI KITTI AUSTIN

THE SHOP:

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M E N S:

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Nossa

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CardboardRobots ( i have this in RED not gray)

W O M E N S:


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Upperplayground: Sam Flores

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CardboardRobots



T O Y S ! ! ! !:


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Munny Zipper Pulls





Gomi Kitti
233 W 2nd street
Austin Tx. 78701