Five Points Framing LLC – a woman-owned custom frame shop specializing in innovative designs and conservation – is relocating from the Five Points neighborhood to downtown Buffalo. They will be taking up residence in one of the city’s most beloved buildings – the Buehl Building, also referred to as the “Rainy Night” building, after one of painter’s most recognized works.
The move of Five Points Framing is actually fitting, seeing that the city – especially Allentown and Downtown – is experiencing a wave of gallery and art studio openings. Owners Chelsea Black and Abby Spindelman have outgrown their current Five Points space, and the result is a welcome new art and artisan-forward custom framing business in the heart of the city.
“Through our reputation of creative design and meticulous attention to detail, we’ve attracted individuals and galleries alike to help us grow,” said Chelsea and Abby. “Even through the pandemic and economic downturn, we’ve been able to keep growing and add team members.”
Moving forward, the fine craft-oriented outfit will be able to expand upon its work studio space, while expanding upon and diversifying its team.
“In our new location, we’ll have the capacity to do multiple design sessions simultaneously and double our workshop space to produce and assemble frame,” Chelsea and Abby noted. “With all the residential and commercial development happening in that area, we’re glad to bring our flavor of fine art and creativity to the continued revitalization of downtown.
“We’re so grateful for everyone that has supported our business so far and all the incredible projects we’ve been able to work on. What we’re really looking forward to the most is expanding our community, adding new team members, and continuing to bring beauty into the world.”
Five Points Framing will be relocating to 36 Broadway – aptly another 5-points intersection – and re-opening in July of 2022. Obviously, finding another “5-points” location bodes well for the business, considering the name.
“It felt like a serendipitous find,” Abby mentioned [laughing]. “We were planning on changing the name in the future, and now we don’t have to!”
The framing team will continue to take orders at their current location until the end of June and will have a grand opening downtown in early August.