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5/21/2016 - Mayor Ganim Welcomes Artist and Craftsman Supply to Downtown Bridgeport

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT


For Immediate Release                                                          For More Information:

May 21, 2016                                                                           Av Harris (203) 814-7992

-Press Release-

Mayor Ganim Welcomes Artist and Craftsman Supply Store to Bridgeport

National Arts Supply Superstore Committed to Serving Urban Areas; Only 2nd Franchise in Connecticut out of 30 Nationwide

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today is welcoming National Arts supply superstore Artists and Craftsman Supply to downtown Bridgeport.  The store opened just its second branch in Connecticut yesterday with an official ribbon cutting at its location on 1001 Main Street.  Artists and Craftsman supply is committed to serving and underserved urban population and revitalizing cities across the United States.  The store has one other branch in Connecticut out of some thirty nationwide locations.


“This is a tremendous boost to the arts in downtown Bridgeport,” said Mayor Ganim.  “The people who will help lead the comeback for Bridgeport will be the artists, architects and craftspeople who will all be customers of this store.  Welcome to Bridgeport and I urge anyone interested in everything from making posters to sculpture, scenery or drafting to come check out Artist and Craftsman supply on Main Street!”


Will Iannuzzi, manager of Artist and Craftsman Supply in Bridgeport, said, “One of our major goals is to serve urban areas that are not served by the box stores that tend to go out to the suburbs.  We want to help develop urban communities and reinvigorate urban living.  I want to thank everybody in the community for the warmth they have shown us, I know that we are going to do great things together, and we love being in Bridgeport.”