During its early years, the business moved around between Dennis and Sandwich. Both locations had their obstacles: no workspace in Dennis and no retail space in Sandwich. Without retail space a lot of CCBCC’s business was done through wholesaling and Internet sales. Wholesale is now almost entirely limited to other elite destinations including the Hamptons and North Carolina’s Outer Banks, although Internet orders continue to add heavily to the company’s sales.
After a long two-year search, Labdon found the perfect spot, a 5,400-square-foot Cape-style barn on Old Queen Anne Road in Harwich, complete with nautical memorabilia and crushed seashell walkways. The historic barn began as a one-room shack used to make barrels and fishing boxes in the 1880s when the fishing industry still dominated the area. Before it became CCBCC’s headquarters, it was an antique store and had once been used to make wooden furniture.
Today, customers enter the barn to see exposed beams and original woodwork. Rows of beach chairs are spread out among merchandise and beach necessities such as sunglasses, hats, towels, and sun block. The Wailers and Jimmy Cliff can be heard playing over the sounds of embroidery machines and power drills as the chairs are assembled onsite. With Labdon and his crew in casual attire it can be difficult to distinguish who is working and who is headed off for a day at the beach.