Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What we do- the middle years

Sometime during the early 70's the original owner sold/turned over Lady Bug Gallery to someone else who kept the custom picture framing business going until selling it to Frank and Martha Lee in 1978. Frank and Martha were local folks who knew a lot of old Johnson City people and built Lady Bug Gallery into a very respectable business. Frank was a woodworker/cabinet maker and took pride in craftsmanship. If it wasn't for Frank and Martha, Lady Bug and now Nelson Fine Art would not be what it is today. I am forever grateful. During their tenure, the Lees moved LBG from the downtown business district to a small store front on Watauga Ave. a couple of blocks from the Firehouse Restaurant (locals will know where that is) across State of Franklin Rd. I miss that $275/month rent!

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