A disaster has stuck Molossia. Our new Trading Post, the physical location for the Molossia Trading Company has been struck down by wind on the very day it was to be opened for business.
In 2009 XXXII an idea was formed to establish a physical location for the Molossia Trading Company here on Molossian soil. The Molossia Trading Company has long had a presence in cyberspace, at its online store through Cafepress. In this form, the Company did a moderate business selling Molossian souvenirs and curios. Last year, however, the large number of tourists that we received prompted First Son Carson Baugh to point out that tourists like to buy things when they visit places, and that we lacked that opportunity in our tiny country. Thus was spawned a plan to build a branch of the Trading Company in Molossia, not far from the Post Office. In due course the foundation was laid, and through the month of March 2010 XXXIII the Trading Company building took shape. Finally, on 28 March 2010 XXXIII, the Trading Post was ready to open for business. Instead, a ferocious windstorm blew in from the neighboring United States, sending Molossia's citizens scurrying for cover, and delaying the grand opening. To add insult to injury, the wind caught the Trading Post building and sent it tumbling, narrowly missing the border fence on the northern frontier. This was a grievous setback to our proud Trading Company.
Once the wind subsided, the damage was surveyed and it was determined that the Trading Post was repairable. Plans have thus been set in place to not only right the building, but also to anchor it more firmly to the ground. The Trading Post will soon rise again and in more secure condition, ready to offer Molossian souvenirs to our eager guests.
The Trading Post Under Construction.
After the Disaster.