Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin: New Name, New Vignettes

first_imgCreative Habitat at Ben Franklin, formerly known as Ben Franklin, has a new name and a new face. What remains, is the tradition of quality and customer satisfaction, the store’s independence, and the successful co-ownership of Mark and Michael Dowling.“Our neighborhood has had a significant facelift in the last year,” Michael Dowling explained, “Mark and I decided it was the appropriate time for us to further develop the potential of our store, using our experience in the industry and the latest industry trends.”“The new colors we chose, indigo blue and lime green, are those that are best representative of the vibrant and lively direction of the home décor industry,” added Mark Dowling. “Kehoe & Kehoe Design of Burlington worked with us to develop our new look.”Originally called Ben Franklin, the Dowlings have co-owned the store since 1991. Six years ago, the Ben Franklin parent company went into bankruptcy, leaving the store with no product supplier. They immediately joined with other Ben Franklin stores to continue buying the product their customers wanted.In the last six years, the store has evolved to reflect the desires of its customers, the knowledge of its staff, and the commitment of the same two owners, Mark and Michael Dowling. “We are a local store, owned, operated and staffed by local people,” Mark Dowling said.Creative Habitat is the name that both Mark and Michael decided upon, as it best describes the store. “We have always been the area’s leader in custom framing and crafts,” continued Mark. “Now, we have added product vignettes that reflect the trends popular with today’s consumers.”New product vignette examples at Creative Habitat are the latest trends in framing, crafts for the home, knitting, beading, quilting, and scrapbooking. “Scrap booking is extremely popular right now. We frequently have in-store demonstrations of scrap booking for our customers,” Mark explained. “Customers can also view home décor ideas and in-store design display ideas to help them decorate their home for holidays, special occasions, or for their own enjoyment.”Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin, formerly Ben Franklin, has been owned and operated by Mark and Michael Dowling since 1991. Creative Habitat is an independent store in the Burlington community, continuing in the family tradition of quality home design, crafts, and framing. Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin is located on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, telephone 802-862-0646. You may also visit them on the web at: is external).PRESS CONTACT: Gloria Salvanelli, 802-734-2878last_img


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