Art Space Studio, one of the premier retailers at the nearby RiverGate Mall, is on its way to Fort Mill.
Art Space closed its North Carolina location in Charlotte’s Steele Creek area on Sunday. A new storefront opens Saturday in the Gateway Commons shopping center. The new spot, near Towne Tavern and Breadsmith, is approximately 10 minutes from the RiverGate site.
The shop offers glass fusion, ceramic painting, pottery and other artisan techniques. Art Space specializes in birthday parties and group sessions in addition to typical retail services.
Art Space opened in 2007, just ahead of a budget city center that hurt retail across the region. More recently, COVID-19 has closed many retail establishments.
Owner Franny Ginsberg posted on the studio’s Facebook page that it was a tough decision to move, but thanked customers for their loyalty to the paint and pottery store.
A store manager who answered the phone on Monday said the items were packed for the short trip to the new Fort Mill location, where the team is delighted to welcome returning customers and new customers when it reopens this week-end.
The new store is at 2000 Hwy. 160 at Fort Mill. Groundbreaking activities are scheduled for noon on October 2.