Architectural Artifacts successfully weathered the construction along East Central, but it’s moving anyway.
“It was tough, but my customers were loyal, and I appreciate that,” says owner Amy Herd.
Sometime in May — she’s not sure of the date yet — Herd is moving her store from 5424 E. Central to the former Bleu space at Lincoln Heights Village at Douglas and Oliver.
“It’s still in my neighborhood,” Herd says. “I’m a College Hill resident and am loyal to Lincoln Heights.”
Herd says the parking is better at Lincoln Heights, and she’ll have more space, too.
She currently has 850 square feet. The new space is 1,050 square feet and also has a basement twice that size.
Herd is exploring having classes there and possibly lectures by artists.
“This is all in the brainstorming phase,” she says.
“It’s going to be great,” Herd says. “It adds another element to the gallery.”
The store sells architectural antiques, consignment items from local and national artists and some art-based newer items Herd finds at market.
Herd plans to expand the line of iron furniture she designs as well.
While she’s expanding the business, Herd is paring the name. Her shop will now be known simply as Artifacts.