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Tue November 6, 2012
Floor Makeover Takes 3 Weeks, 250,000 Pennies
Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 11:18 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
And today's last word in business is: Pinching Pennies.
In Garfield, Pennsylvania, the owner of a tattoo shop wanted to spruce up her floors. She could have gone with a nice tile or parquet.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Instead, Mel Angst of the Artisan Tattoo and Coffee Gallery went with pennies - 250,000. She recruited some volunteers, and spent three weeks painstakingly gluing pennies to the floor.
MONTAGNE: It took about 400 hours. The new floor looks great, and Angst says she saved a pretty penny on materials. Turns out gluing money to the floor can be cheaper than buying tile.
INSKEEP: I guess it's easier to figure out the cost per square floor.
MONTAGNE: And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, PENNY LANE)
THE BEATLES: (Singing) There beneath the blue suburban skies. Penny Lane. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.