An art shop which has been a staple of a Preston shopping centre for nearly three decades is on the move.Advertisement
But it’s only going down one floor as The Original Art Shop relocates in the St George’s Shopping Centre.
Run by Robin and Sheila Carter it’s a place every Prestonian will have mooched round at some point.
Opened in 1988 the couple are moving the shop and gallery from its first floor base to a new unit on the ground floor, close to the entrance to Marks & Spencers.
Robin said: After being in the same location since 1988 we’re really excited to be moving to the new unit, it has a much bigger shop front which is ideal for us to showcase the art we sell.
“The new unit will have a modern and refreshed look, we’ve already had a sneak peek and it looks great. Our new home is in a prime spot in the centre and marks the start of the next chapter for us.
“We’ve visited some of the country’s best galleries to take inspiration for the new look shop and gallery and we hope it will prove to be a big hit with both new and existing customers.
“We’ve got some wonderful pieces of art to display and the look we’ve gone for will be ideal to showcase this.”
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Art on display includes limited edition prints by Ronnie Wood, Bob Dylan and Kerry Darlington.
The new shop is due to open during April and is to include a new framing workshop. The current shop has a relocation sale on.
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General manager of the shopping centre Andrew Stringer said: “The relocation of the store marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Robin, Sheila and the store. They have been a part of this centre for almost three decades and we wish them every success in their new location.”
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