|Framed NKY in Fort Thomas will remain open until its new Crescent Springs location opens in March (photo: FTM file)|
by Robin Gee
Framed NKY will remain open in Fort Thomas until its new location opens this spring. Owner Jennifer Sierra, who opened her framing business and gallery in Fort Thomas in late 2018, will move to a new location in Crescent Springs in early March.
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Sierra said the business has grown and, while she has loved being in the current location on North Fort Thomas Avenue, the building was not ideal for the framing business. Art for framing has to be carried up to the second floor work space, and, overall, space is tight throughout the store.
Her new location at 2519 Ritchie Avenue in Crescent Springs is in a mixed use commercial area and includes a loading dock and more space for parking. It’s a one-floor set up, allowing for ease of movement between the gallery and store space and the framing work.
"It’s right off the expressway, making it very accessible," she said. She had looked at other more urban locations, but wanted a space with ample parking and loading so that customers could park right at the shop and not have to carry artwork any distance.
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Before Sierra opened Framed NKY, longtime Fort Thomas resident and council member Ken Bowman operated a framing shop in the same location. She bought the business from him. Sierra said serving the customers who have frequented the location for many years has been the highlight of her business.
"This location has had such loyal customers for over 30 years," she said. She will ease the transition to the new location by offering her Fort Thomas customers free delivery from her new location.
She is also offering a 10 percent discount on all gallery artwork throughout the month of February as she prepares for the move. She will remain open in Fort Thomas throughout February and will open in the Crescent Springs location on March 3. For more on the move or the shop see the Framed NKY Facebook page and the Framed NKY website.