Friday, July 29, 2016

So long to Mascot Studio on 9th Street

[Photo by Steven]

As we noted a few weeks ago, Mascot Studio is leaving the East Village after 35 years on East Ninth Street.

Proprietor Peter McCaffrey is relocating to Chelsea in collaboration with Pratzon Art Restoration, 122 W. 26th St. It is not a retail space, though.

Here's what McCaffrey told us earlier this month about the relocation.

"It has been difficult the last few years. Many of my old clientele have moved on and the influx of a more transitory population has affected my custom framing business. Selling art is another challenge, but I think the mindset of 'inexpensive and disposable' has become the norm as new residents come and go."

Anyway, this is the last weekend for the custom frame and fine art shop at 328 E. Ninth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. There are sales on prints and frames... and opportunities to offer best wishes to Peter on his move to Chelsea.


Anonymous said...

Saw Peter and someone taking down the shelves the other day. It's a small space. It was well used. Happy trails.

JM said...

I'll miss you, Peter.

Unknown said...

Peter! Best of luck & growth in new space!