Shay praised Lisa Fischer Casto for rehabilitating the Merrill Photo Supply Building, right around the corner from Galperin Jewelry on Hale Street.
"They will have the Art Store on the first floor," Shay said.
Moving downtown from Bridge Road in South Hills, the Art Store displays original 20th Century and modern American art created by local, regional and nationally known artists.
Galperin Jewelry offers free parking in the garage next to nearby Huntington Bank, just across the street.
Galperin sells a wide variety of jewelry, including wedding rings and watches. It also sells clocks, baby gifts, vases, other glass objects and jewelry boxes.
On Monday, Galperin Jewelry announced the store's "biggest sale ever," during which "everything in the store" will sell between 30 percent and 45 percent off its list price. The sale, celebrating Galperin's 108th year of being in business, ends Oct. 16.
Anyone interested in buying the Payne Building can call Real Estate Resources Inc. at 304-345-9348 or e-mail RERI at: www.reriwv.com.
On its website, RERI lists the sales price of the Payne Building as $700,000.
Reach Paul J. Nyden at pjny...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5164.