The Hue House, a fine art supply store and studio, which opened in Aug of 2020 on Fifth Street in St. Anne’s Hill historic neighborhood will be closing. Owners Dana and Ryan Vingris were “really excited to bring easy access to fine art supplies and expertise to Dayton’s vibrant arts community.”
They posted this announcement on their Facebook page:
With a broken and heavy heart, we have made the difficult decision to close Hue House mid-March.
The store has really struggled for the last two years. At the end of December we took a long and hard look at the numbers along with the other variables that have made business difficult. The sales data paired with supply chain shortages, significant price increases of goods and shipping, supplier challenges and the residual effects of the pandemic painted a very clear picture of something that is no longer sustainable. We have worked to hang on as long as possible but are out of grit and resources to keep things going.So many of you have become wonderful friends and an extension of our family and for that we are ever grateful. We appreciate those of you who made a choice to shop local when possible and supported the store.While the store is closing, we are fortunate to be able to take away the important things – the relationships. We will continue to be around Dayton and hope to stay in touch while we take time to focus on our family and rebuild.Starting Wednesday, the store will be discounted 40%. Additionally, we will be selling tables, shelving, storage lockers, flat files, displays, studio equipment and other miscellaneous store items. Information on what is available will be available in coming weeks. We plan to have regular hours for the month of February and will have we adjusted schedule in March that will be announced at a later date so please continue to follow on social media for updated hours and schedule information.
We will honor existing gift cards while the store remains open but will no longer be selling new gift cards. Monthly discounts will no longer apply during the closing sale.