3 new businesses named at Hamilton’s Artspace

Three new businesses have confirmed their plans to move into Artspace Hamilton Lofts in downtown Hamilton when the building opens in early 2015.

The Almond Sisters Bakery, Unsung Salvage Design Company and Renaissance Fine Art Supplies will occupy commercial spaces in the building at 222 High St., City Council Member Tim Naab announced Tuesday night to members of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce at a reception at the Mercantile Lofts Atrium in downtown Hamilton.

“These are exactly the businesses we were hoping to bring downtown with Artspace,” he said.

The Almond Sisters Bakery is owned by Hamilton-area natives Jenni Hubbard and Brandi Carder, who currently operate in Forest Fair Village (formerly Cincinnati Mall) and sell their fresh, handmade artisan baked goods at Hamilton’s Historic Farmer’s Market.

Unsung Salvage Design, a local family business, will provide custom furniture and original accent pieces for the Hamilton community, and create custom screen printed T-shirts, posters, and other digital media under their Unsung Ink label.

Renaissance Fine Art Supplies Ltd. owners Rick Jones — who is retiring as executive director of the Fitton Center for Creative Arts — and Chris Jones aim to offer an array of artists’ supplies and materials, to be the local resource for artists in Butler County.

Four businesses total are expected to occupy Artspace’s commercial space, Naab said.

Artspace Hamilton Lofts, an $11.8 million project developed by nonprofit Artspace and Neighborhood Housing Services, will create 42 artist live/work units, plus 3,000-square-feet of ground floor commercial space. Currently under construction, the building is expected to open in spring 2015.

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