The printers at Off the Wall in Golden, B.C. never stop, says co-owner and operator Tammy Nagao, who has been in the business for 12 of the 28-year operation.
The business, opened by Tammy’s husband Dale Nagao, started as a music store and evolved into a print shop. Staying current with the needs in the community, and thanks to local groups and businesses, has helped them succeed over the years.
Local sports groups utilize the printing services at Off the Wall. In addition to printing clothing and signs for businesses and teams, the unique shop offers embroidery printing, screening, musical instruments, novelty T-shirts, CDs and DVDs, and is the local Purolator delivery service. Tammy says they continue to “change things up” as needed in the community and they are busy everyday. But, the best part about it is getting to spend time with their family.
“This business has fed my children. I’m not going to get rich by any means, but we never miss a kid’s concert or play. That’s always been the best part. We can just lock the door and go because we can,” she says.
The business has allowed for some unique experiences for the owners. Off the Wall started with Dale DJing in the community, and selling CDs, hockey cards, and screen printing services. Those services evolved to stickers when they bought a sticker machine. When they brought in musical instruments, Nagao says she sold a guitar to Brad Paisley, an American country singer/songwriter known for hit songs such as, He Didn’t Have to Be, Waiting on a Woman, and Two People Fell in Love.
Visit Off the Wall at 514 9th Avenue, North.