Calhoun Beach Framing has completely renovated a house at 1517 W. Lake St. for its new location. Owner Pam Hoye said she left 50th & Penn to escape tripling rent prices.
“It’s smaller, but cozier,” Hoye said. “The building is mine. I can do as I please, and make the best custom picture frame [shop] for my customers it can be. I have total freedom.”
The house was previously home to celebrity stylist Jason Deavalon, who relocated his blowout salon to 50th & France.
The 1899 Lake Street house needed major work, Hoye said. The frame shop laid a new foundation, gutted the main floor, redid the windows and upgraded the heat and air conditioning.
“We had the place made for me,” she said. “We still have our gallery, and we’re still promoting local artists and affordable, original art.”