|By PR Newswire||
|September 16, 2013 10:19 AM EDT||
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In September of 2011 Patricia (Pat) LaClair and her brother Rob LaClair purchased the Frame Game on Williston Rd in South Burlington from long-time owner Joel Bradley. Joel began the well-known local custom framing shop, the Frame Game, over 35 years ago. Over those 35 years the business grew to expand into several different locations around the area, including the Burlington Square Mall, University Mall, and into its current location on Williston Road where it has been operating for the past 13 years.
With Joel's decision to retire in 2011, Pat and Rob purchased the longtime and well-respected local business adding the word Vermont to the business, thereby announcing a new chapter in the frame shop's long history. The Vermont Frame Game has always been Burlington's premier family-run Custom Frame Shop and the LaClair's carry forward that legacy.
After Rob's unexpected passing in March of this year, Patty was left to carry the business of running the shop and its employees, without her brother and business partner. In early July, Pat's daughter Courtney Mercier made the move and headed back to Vermont from California to join the family business. As a Business Consultant and Professional Photographer, jumping in at the Vermont Frame Game was a natural fit.
It's been over a month now that the mother/daughter duo have been running the Vermont Frame Game together, and with this fresh new family team in place, business is good and expanding. There is a fun new atmosphere at the shop and plans in development to support the local Arts and Business scene as well.
Courtney Mercier of the Vermont Frame Game, stated "Being a Vermonter, Photographer, and Small Business Owner, the importance of supporting the local community can not be emphasized enough. We are looking to connect in with our local artists and businesses as much as possible."
The mother and daughter team are looking forward to continuing the loved and well-respected business that Joel Bradley began over 35 years ago, and serve the Burlington area with their custom framing needs at the Vermont Frame Game.
For more information please visit our site- www.vermontframegame.com
Always stop in for your framing needs at the store located at 1203 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, we are open Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm.
SOURCE Vermont Frame Game