This coming Monday, Nov. 24, at 4:00 p.m., Amy Friedman, owner of The Green Door and manager Patti Sutton, along with Apalachicola city officials will be celebrating the reopening of the popular shop at its new location with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
The Green Door is a studio, shop and working art gallery that features the inspirational work of Friedman, an exceptional artist and Apalachicola resident who hails from Rhode Island. For several years while living in Alpharetta, GA, Friedman along with her husband Andrew, frequented the area where she decorated homes on Indian Pass and other areas along the Forgotten Coast.
During those years of traveling and after each visit Friedman would find herself painting scenes and elements of Apalachicola once back at home in Alpharetta. Eventually the lure of the area took hold and in 2004 compelled the coupled to purchase and renovate a 135-year-old home in Apalachicola where they settled and Friedman opened shop.
The business originally opened inside a small building in the downtown commercial district of Apalachicola called the Bowery. Due to Friedman’s work and the popularity and success of the shop she found herself needing more space, which prompted the 2009 move into the restored Orman building on the corner of Market Street and Avenue D.
The shop briefly closed at that location while Friedman and her team could make ready and restore the 100 plus year-old Hays House, at 48 Avenue D into a store front worthy of the inventory of art, home furnishing, quirky finds and excellent customer service that patrons to the shop have become accustomed to and appreciate finding with each visit.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with kick-off at 4:00 p.m., Monday at 48 Avenue D, inside the Historic Hays House.