Specialty Retail

6243 E. Washington St. Indianapolis Indiana 46219
5410 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46219 United States

GNB Studio, located off of Washington St. and Whittier is named after its owner, Garry Brown’s initials. A showcase to the man’s extensive experience in the jewelry crafting industry, the ample shelf space of Brown’s studio is lined with hand-crafted jewelry. Brown does it all, from classic wedding rings to the rare custom motorcycle handlebar embellishments. His workshop is in the back room.

Brown’s career as a jewelry maker began by accident during a high school study period he spent in a jewelry class. He remembers one day heating up a silver ring and slowly pulling it into a new form.  Brown was hooked.

Flash forward to 1980, Brown began working at Omni Jewelers in Broad Ripple. From here he made a couple of moves until he finally landed at Rosco jewelery in Irvington. More or less running his own separate business under the Rosco name and storefront, Brown bought the store from him after his retirement in 2014 and immediately began renovating the space.

“The inside of the store right now is night and day from how it used to be in here.” Brown said.

Besides updating the building and the signs outside, Brown has his eyes set on expanding business through the web as well as changing the store’s name to Irvington Jewelers. He enjoys serving the Eastside community and would love to expand his customer base.

“I think Irvington is on the move and I am happy because I have a lot of stake in the town.” He said.

As a one-man business, Brown feels that he provides a personal touch not many other jewelers can compete with.

“We are a local store and serve the surrounding community on a regular basis. We sell jewelry and we fix jewelry. I do all the work and take personal responsibility for all jewelry in my care.” Brown said.

5636 E. Washington St. Indianapolis Indiana 46219
5804 E. Washington St. Indianapolis Indiana 46219
211 S. Ritter Indianapolis Indiana 46219

Modern home furnishings showroom, carrying such brands as Inhabit, Gus Modern, Younger Furniture, Blue Dot and much more.

While its residential showroom in Irvington’s Coalyard off the future site of the Pennsy trail has only been active for a few short months, Inhabit Design has been marketing its furniture and wall designs to a national audience since 2002. Their trademark furniture and decorating has frequently been featured in films and prominent publications, not to mention the homes of their many satisfied customers.

“By accident (and a printer found in the trash) founders Mike Tuttle and Jennifer Masten turned a client’s distaste for three graphic patterns into fabric prototypes.” States the company’s website.

What sets Inhabit apart from other interior decoration design companies is the source of its materials. They are primarily recycled. All pillow fabrics are made from broken down plastic soda bottles, their main wall-mounted products are made out of byproducts from sugar manufacturing that would normally be burned and their Irvington building even imports its power from wind farms.

“At Inhabit, we firmly believe that being in business should mean being a green business, there should no longer be a distinction between the two,” quotes the company’s “eco-initiative” statement.

In their Irvington “showroom”, customers can not only choose from a wide range of Inhabit products but other designers who fit into a similar style.

The design group even receives a large amount of Irvington customers considering they sell sleek, modern furnishings in a historic neighborhood.

“A lot of people like to mix old homes with modern furnishing as it gives them an interesting, eclectic look,” said Jennifer Masten, co-owner of the company.

Both Masten and Tuttle are very excited for Irvington’s future, and hope to become more involved in the community as they’re business begins to take root in the community.

5410 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States
(317) 224-7171(317) 224-7171
6433 E. Washington St. Indianapolis Indiana 46219
5612 E. Washington St. Suite A Indianapolis IN 46219
204 S. Audubon Rd Indianapolis Indiana 46219
5365 E. Washington St. Indianapolis Indiana 46219
Home Based, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
(317) 918-9187(317) 918-9187
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