We are excited to announce that we are consolidating our two retail stores into one location. This month we are moving our entire operation to our Annandale shop. The name of the store is Grandpa Earl's Country Store and is located at 11 Oak Avenue (Main Street), Annandale, MN. This means we will stop taking new orders at our Woodbury location on June 15. We will still be around the shop until June 30 for pick-ups. We have been in Woodbury for over 12 years now, and have met lots of wonderful people. Many of you we consider to be dear friends, and we are hoping that you will take a ride out to Annandale to visit us there.
As most of you know, we do a lot of internet business, and this move will help us get all of our products into one place, greatly streamlining our shipping process. The Annandale building is 15,000 square feet, so we have lots of room to grow our e-commerce business. You will find we have a huge inventory of both framed and unframed prints for sale. And we will still offer our quality yet economical framing options. So hopefully, if you need something framed or need a piece already framed up for a gift or a redecorating project, you will feel it is worth the while to make the trip to Annandale.
We thank all of our customers for your support during the 12 years in Woodbury and hope to see you in Annandale. Grandpa Earl's is open Saturday's 10-4, and other days by appointment. As we complete the move, we will be posting additional hours, so please give us a call (320-274-6166) or visit our website for new and expanded hours.
On January 1, 2015, we became the master distributor for the artwork of award winning wildlife artist JIM HANSEL. Through www.wildlifeprints.com, and through our two retail stores we will carry all of Jim's latest works as well as his classic images from years past. Be sure to watch our Facebook pages for Half Price Framing in Woodbury, MN and Grandpa Earl's Country Store in Annandale, MN to see information on special store pricing for Jim Hansel's artwork as well as announcements about personal appearances and signings that are planned for the coming months. We will always offer you the most competitive prices on both framed and unframed Hansel prints in a wide variety of sizes.
Jim's personal story is quite exceptional. In case you are not familiar with Jim, you will be amazed to know that he is legally blind. At the age of 12 Jim was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease. This impairment translates into minute detail on each and every stroke. He paints only 1-2 inches from the canvas while using magnifiers and low-vision devices. This method and the painstaking detail work it requires means he may spend more time turning his ideas into the final piece of artwork that you see. But as you can tell, all that effort is clearly visible in each beautiful painting.