As John P. Kuehn puts it, “My retirement was a monumental failure”. He could have rented his downtown location to numerous bar/restaurants, but his desire to keep quality retail in the downtown made him hold out for better options. The solution was for him to stay in the jewelry business. But, in order to survive in this economy he had to figure out a way to provide products and services that would solve the problems of the elusive Millenniels.
The front two thirds of the store is being converted to an artist studio and an art gallery. Several artists will be painting and sculpting in the store and juried local artists will be displaying their work for sale. Below are just a couple examples of work that is currently being created inside the studio.