Barracks Row Frame Shop to Open in New Location Within Days
A longtime Barracks Row business is slated to begin framing locals’ art, mirrors and diplomas again this week at a new location.
Custom frame shop Frame of Mine is scheduled to reopen this Friday in the former Playseum space at 545 8th St. SE. The 33-year-old business closed its location at 522 8th St. SE on Oct. 1 to make the move across the street.
After Friday’s reopening, customers can expect the same framing, mounting and matting services as before, manager DJ Case said.
“It’s a nicer, more pleasant environment to do business in,” Case said. “We’ll have a lot more space, and it’s all new.”
Owner Cissy Webb has said she was happy to stay on Barracks Row, noting that moving from the area “would have been heartbreaking.”
“It is wonderful to discover a building owner who is not interested in a restaurant tenant — someone who wants to maintain the spirit of the old retail tradition on 8th Street,” Webb said in a statement in July.
Frame of Mine is the first tenant to move into the former Playseum space after the children’s used bookstore and play space closed down in May.
The shop will occupy the basement unit and is the only business in the space so far, Case said. The store also is hoping to host a grand opening event later this month, he said.
Photo via Facebook/Frame of Mine