Crafty move: Art-related business switching city locations

Rick Shrum
Observer Reporter

Stone House Vintage Market opened in downtown Washington in August. Six months later, it is leaving.

But that isn’t a bad thing, for the owners or the city. Jennifer Hoffman and her spouse, Sean Fox, plan to relocate their market from 254 N. Main St. to 899 E. Maiden St. – and into a more workable location.

“We’re quadrupling our space – about 4,500 square feet,” Hoffman said. “We’re so excited.”

She said they plan to open by March 1, but are shooting for a Feb. 26 launch.

Paint is the operative word at Stone House, which features the decorative Chalk Paint, developed by internationally acclaimed Annie Sloan. Hoffman and Fox offer painting workshops, classes and parties, and paint what they call “reloved” furniture for customers. They also sell handcrafted jewelry, silk scarfs, purses and other items, some made by other local crafters.

The relocation, she said, was almost inevitable from the start.

“We knew when we first rented space that it was on smaller side,” Hoffman said. “We knew we’d move, but we didn’t think it would be this soon.”

She and Fox live in Greensburg, but deal with the commute. Each owned a business there, and while he still has his, Hoffman sold hers to focus on their Washington endeavor.

Store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, but some activities are scheduled outside those time frames.