New Reddi-Arts Owner Says Springfield Store Will Be What People ‘Know And Love’
On Jan. 10, Kelly McCormick took over as owner at Reddi-Arts after Bruce Meiselman sold her the company he’d owned for 47 years.
As an art lover with a degree in animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design, McCormick said owning an art store had long been a dream of hers, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.
“The fact that it was Reddi-Arts is even better,” she said.
McCormick grew up in Jacksonville. After returning to the city after graduating from SCAD in 2009, she often shopped at Reddi-Arts since that was the only place she could find some of the supplies she had in college.
Before buying the company, McCormick, 33, worked as a graphic designer at her father’s doctor’s office, creating branding and advertising for businesses and a band, designing websites and making marketing materials.
McCormick said not much will change until the company moves out of its space at 1037 Hendricks Ave. in four months to Springfield.
She will keep the 11 Reddi-Arts employees, many of whom have been with the company for decades.
An expanded version of this story, that includes a look at why McCormick selected Springfield as Reddi-Arts' next location is at JaxDailyRecord.com.