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After Almost A Century In Business, One Of Edgewater’s Oldest Local Shops To Close

For a local small business to remain open for 90 years is a true testament to good survival skills. But after seeing the Edgewater neighborhood change for nearly a century, Granville Picture Framing and Gallery at 6200 N. Broadway will be closing its doors in September.

The business’ famous green sign with bright white clock at the center has become a symbol of the neighborhood. Current co-owner Sarah May, who has run the business for the last 15 years,  told DNAinfo that they are ready to retire.

May also said that she would be willing to sell the shop if someone was interested. She is hopeful though, that if another business takes over the space, the iconic clock would not be removed.

The store, which does professional framing design, focused on quality craftsmanship. May feels it is an art that has changed in recent years. The shop also sold artwork such as
original oil painting, acrylics and museum replicas.

The frame store’s other location at 4757 N. Lincoln Ave. is also set to close prior to the Edgewater location.

 


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