The building once known as Vine Street Florist has now become Vine Street Studio.
Shop owner Lisa Townsend opened for business for the first time on Friday and said several people have stopped by to take a look around, purchase items and most of all offer support for the new business.
Townsend, who does mosaic art, owns the shop and creates her wares in the back along with three other artists:
- Jane Nicol - jewelry
- Leslie Anne - dolls
- Annie Karr - illustrations and multimedia works
Vine Street Florist closed last year following the death of owner Anita Penman, and Townsend said that many people have stopped by to say, "Anita would be happy."
Townsend will be open this weekend to serve people in town for the Christmas Tour of Homes events put on by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and work out the kinks before a short break and re-opening on Dec. 1.
Though Townsend is unsure what the final hours will be, she is tentatively setting them at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and an occasional Sunday.