After Reddi-Arts owner Bruce Meiselman announced in November he would sell both his business and the building, the art supply retailer has a new owner and will move to Springfield.
Petra Vice President Elias Hionides said Jan. 10 that Reddi-Arts would be leasing the first floor at 1731 N. Main St. The 7,170-square-foot space is next to Crispy’s Springfield Gallery, a restaurant that also displays art for sale.
“An art supply store fits in very much with the character and vibe of the neighborhood,” he told WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.
Through Our Main Street Properties Inc., Petra purchased the property in 2004. Hionides said it’s been vacant since.
Meiselman said he sold the company to Kelly McCormick at 10 a.m. Jan. 10. McCormick is an artist and attended Savannah College of Art and Design.
She will run the business with the help of her mother, Mary, who is listed as an authorized manager for Kelly Arts LLC, according to the Florida Division of Corporations.
An expanded version of this story is at JaxDailyRecord.com.