Grand Re-Opening of the Arts and Crafts Shop

Grand Re-Opening of the Arts and Crafts Shop


REPORTER:MISAWA AIR BASE RESIDENTS CAN ONCE
AGAIN SHOP FOR ART SUPPLIES ON BASE. THE MISAWA ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER HELD ITS
GRAND OPENING AT BUILDING 6-4-5 ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD. THE EVENT MARKS THE MERGER OF THE WOODSHOP
AND ARTS AND CRAFTS RETAIL STORE WITH THE FRAME AND GRAPHICS STORE.BROOKE TRAYLOR:THE
FACILITY HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR A RENOVATION. PRIOR TO THIS, WE HAD THE FRAME AND GRAPHICS
LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET IN A SEPARATE FACILITY. IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR CUSTOMERS TRYING
TO FIND WHICH ONE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR, SO NOW WE OFFER ALL OF OUR SERVICES IN ONE EASY-TO-FIND
LOCATION FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. REPORTER: THE 35TH FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON EQUIPPED THE NEW STORE TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE THE ARTISTS THAT OPERATE ON BASE THE ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER CELEBRATED THE GRAND OPENING BY HAVING SOME MISAWA AIR BASE BUSINESSES COME OUT AND DISPLAY THEIR WORK. BROOKE TRAYLOR: WE HAD 15 HOME-BASED BUSINESSES COME. WE DECIDED SINCE WE’RE THE ARTS AND CRAFTS
CENTER TO INVITE THEM TO COME DO A HOME-BASED BUSINESS FAIR. WE ALSO HAD FREE FOOD, A BOUNCY HOUSE FOR
THE KIDS AND DURING THE DAY WE DID DIFFERENT DOOR PRIZE RAFFLES.
REPORTER: HAVING ONE LOCATION WITH STEADY HOURS MEANS LESS OF A HASSLE FOR POTENTIAL
CUSTOMERS. TRAYLOR: REALLY, THE
BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE BEING IN THIS SINGLE LOCATION IS IT’S A ONE-STOP SHOP. IF THEY WANT TO
BRING SOMETHING IN FOR THE WOOD SHOP, THEY CAN ALSO BUY PAINT OR DO DIFFERENT CRAFTS
AT THE RETAIL SHOP. IF THEY WANT TO GET PICTURES PRINTED FROM OUR PHOTO PRINTERS, OUR FRAME
SHOP CAN FRAME THEM RIGHT THERE FOR THE CUSTOMER. AND BEING IN THIS FACILITY, IT’S A LOT MORE
OPEN AND EASY ACCESS FOR THE CUSTOMERS. REPORTER: WITH MAJOR HOLIDAYS LIKE HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS
QUICKLY APPROACHING THE STORE WILL BE A PRIME LOCATION FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES
THROUGH HOMEMADE ART THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. PETTY OFFICER WILLIAM BERKSTEINER,
MISAWA AIR BASE, JAPAN.

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