RENTON, WA – Downtown Renton residents and small business owners were shocked to find that a new business was still open after ten whole minutes.
Witnesses identified the entrepreneur as Bill Karlson, who opened an electronic device repair shop just today.
Karlson’s business, “Gizmos,” specializes in repairing and selling old and used computers, cell phones, and other electronics, such as iPods.
According to city hall records, Karlson had obtained a business license two weeks before leasing the storefront last December.
The storefront has been occupied by a string of other businesses which opened before promptly closing. The previous occupant was in business for a record six minutes and forty-two seconds.
As of this report, Gizmos has more than doubled that record, fast approaching the fifteen minute mark.
Karlson stated in an email that he was “cautiously optimistic” about his store’s future.
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