Turn-key custom picture framing shop for sale, located in the heart of a thriving Seattle neighborhood. The area immediately surrounding the shop has experienced exponential growth since the shop's opening in 2009, and the business has grown with it! Mixed use development, including several apartment buildings with retail and restaurant spaces will continue opening well into the future.
Put your creativity to use every day! Ideally suited for an owner/operator, or picture framer-gallerist partnership. ~700sf. showroom/ gallery space with large street-facing windows; and ~400sf. workroom. The shop offers custom-built picture frames and custom-made mirrors, with some pre-made photo frames on hand for purchase. Design projects with your customers and see them through, start-to-finish! Current hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, could easily be expanded to six or seven days/week. Current lease expires in April 2019, with landlord offering generous terms extending to another 10 year term.
Current owner has carved out a niche by offering high-quality custom picture framing, and by catering to its savvy and loyal clientele. Five-star ratings and the shop's reputation have brought, and continue to bring, new and repeat customers from far outside of the neighborhood. The gallery space features the work of a different local artist each month, and participates in monthly neighborhood ArtWalk.
Established relationships with vendors, easy to use design intake software (FrameReady), high-impact design area -- gallery style showroom for design with art storage for completed work, with separate work room setup---production, art storage, utility sink/counter with cabinets. Custom built website, which could be expanded to offer online sales.
Equipment included in sale:
-CS89 Cassese pneumatic underpinner, purchased new 2009
-CS55M Cassese foot operated chopper, purchased new 2009
-Craftsman 12gal Air compressor, all fittings
-Fletcher 3000 - 60" wall mounted cutter, purchased new 2009
-Fletcher 2200 - 60" mat cutter, purchased new 2009
-Beinfang Masterpiece 550 Digital Heat Mounting Press 34 x 26", new 2009
-Hand operated fillet chopper
-2 corner vices
-Hand tools, including two lithium drills
-Framemaster point driver & flexipoint driver
-All fitting hardware
Custom made design table w/storage
Custom made work table w/storage
Custom made flat file
Custom made display shelves on wheels
Custom mat sample racks
All current inventory:
Photo frames (Roma)
C&J New York
A Street Frames
Bridger Metal Works
Nielsen/ Nurre Caxton
House of Mercier Leather
Crescent Mat Samples
Bainbridge Mat Samples
Frank's Fabrics Mat/ Fabric/ Liner samples
Opportunities for growth:
Gallery- current owner has focused mainly on framing aspect of the business; gallery could be expanded to showcase multiple artists of varied disciplines
Showroom- currently utilized to present framed works for sale, and photoframes; showroom could be expanded to include more gift items, unframed posters/ prints, or more 3-dimensional sculptural works for sale (original pottery fer example)
Customer Base: current list of over 12,000 customers; could be expanded to include more corporate clients, design firms, architectural firms, staging companies
Sale Price 80,000. Owner selling business to attend school full-time. Looking to sell and transfer operations immediately, owner is willing to train if necessary.
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