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Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing, 312 West Ave., soon will have a counterpart: Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing will open this summer at 400 S. Broadway in downtown Rochester. (Republican Eagle photo by John R. Russett)

After 12 years in Red Wing, Red Wing Framing & Fine Arts Printing is opening a second location in Rochester.

“We are very excited about growing our business,” said John Becker, co-founder of Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing. “We have been planning this for several years and the timing is right.”

The new branch of the business – named Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing – will be located at 400 S. Broadway in downtown Rochester.

Becker said he anticipates opening the doors sometime in early summer.

“This is a big step for our business,” he said. “Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing will allow us to leverage our experience and capabilities in a new market and that is especially exciting.”

Becker said working on opening the new location is like starting a whole new business, which is a big part of the fun.

The expansion, Becker said in an email, is driven by the Destination Medical Center – part of Mayo Clinic – potential in Rochester.

Becker said he anticipates the DMC will mean a lot of new walls and they are in the wall business. Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing will be a DMC design studio, he added, and projects will be conceptualized in Rochester.

Production will take place in a centralized location, which has yet to be determined, and will serve both Rochester and Red Wing.

Becker referred to this as a "spoke and hub" business model.

Becker co-founded Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing with his wife, Valerie, in 2002 and they provide custom framing, large format fine-art printing and print-on-demand web-based photography products.

John R. Russett

John Russett is a regional reporter for RiverTown Multimedia, covering a variety of issues facing RiverTown communities. Previously, he worked at the Red Wing Republican Eagle, where he reported on education as well as crime and courts. 

You can follow him on Twitter at @JohnRyanRussett

 

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