Hamburg, NY – The grand opening celebration of the new location for Graphic-Poetry, a boutique stationery shop and invitation design studio, at 38 Main Street in the Village of Hamburg, is scheduled for Friday, October 8th, from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday, October 7th, from 10am to 5pm.

The celebration will start with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday evening at 5pm with the Southtowns Chamber of Commerce. Following the ribbon cutting, the public and other local businesses are invited to browse the store and enjoy a margarita bar and snacks from Coyote Café, a dessert table by B Sweet Designs and Cupcaked North, and cookies from Buffalo Girl that Bakes.

On Saturday, Graphic-Poetry will be open their regular fall hours from 10am to 5pm. From 10am to 12pm Remedy and Rituals will be showing demonstrations of their new self-love and skin care products. Sik Braids will be on site from 12pm to 4pm offering braiding and hair tinsel. This family friendly event will also have a coloring corner for children while parents can browse the larger storefront and new inventory. Food on Saturday is compliments of Coyote Café.

Women-owned businesses make up at least 80% of the brands in store, something that has been very important to owner, Liz Maute, as a solo-entrepreneur herself and mother of two young girls. All merchandise is sourced from a mix of national and local brands by independent artists and small businesses.

“Our new location is 4x larger than our old space,” says Liz. “With this larger footprint we’re able to now accommodate classes, events, and of course more diverse products. Having events and other vendors on site is one thing I have always wanted to offer, but never had the space to do so comfortably.”

A separate office for Liz to meet one-on-one with her wedding invitation and graphic design clients, a product assembly and shipping area, and a storage room are all perks that came along with the new location. A small coloring area for children to test out some of the fun drawing and art products Maute sells in the shop is also something she’s excited about.

“I’m super happy we now have a space for my kids and others to play while they are here,” says Maute. “Encouraging creativity is very important to us.”

Graphic-Poetry makes the world a little more beautiful through thoughtful, handcrafted stationery. They provide paper products to help people celebrate, communicate, and connect through life’s important moments with designs that are eclectic, witty (and sometimes a little cheeky), made with old and new printing methods.

CONTACT INFO: Elizabeth (Liz) Maute, 716-812-4866, [email protected]

38 Main Street, Hamburg, NY 14075