New ownership and extended hours began at Pine Island Paint and Framing on May 1 in Bokeelia, which has left many residents excited about the change.
Dee Brennan, owner of the business, said the major change that has taken place since she took over the business is the extended hours of operation. The business is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Since her store, Center Bait and Tackle, is open seven days a week, Brennan thought why not offer more hours for her business next door.
Travis Downes and Pine Island Paint and Framing owner Dee Brennan took over the business on May 1.
Pine Island Paint and Framing offers custom framing for just about anything customers want. Brennan said they offer all types of framing and whatever they do not have in stock, they can have the next day for their customers.
"It is about a week turnaround," she said about the completion for custom framing.
The custom framing prices are also competitive.
"No one can beat us on our framing prices," Brennan said.
Art supplies are also available at the Bokeelia store, which are all currently 50 percent off. Brennan said she wants to deplete her stock, so she can fill it back up with what sells the best.
"We will start carrying stuff that they need," she said of her customers. "We are trying to get a feel for things what people are looking for."
The idea behind that, Brennan said, is they want to try and help the local artist as much as they can, so they do not have to travel off the island for supplies.
Among the supplies are vast assortments of artist brushes, which are all 75 percent off. Brennan said no one has the number of brushes like they have.
Pine Island Paint and Framing also has house paint and deck stain.
She said their premium paint is Povia paint, which is made in Fort Myers. She said the paint is made specifically for the hot heat of the Florida climate.
In addition, Brennan said they can also mix paint at the store to make any color that their customers want.
"We will mix to your pleasure," she said.
Brennan wants her customers to feel comfortable while shopping at the store and know they can get what they need right here on the island. She said she wants them to know they are getting the best bang for their buck.