CHILLICOTHE — The previous First Nationwide Financial institution constructing on Second Avenue now contains a venue designed for teenagers and younger adults.
Co-owners Kayla Butler and Melita Birchfield just lately opened The Picture, a singular enterprise with picture cubicles, selfie stations, and a splatter paint room.
Butler, a prevention specialist with The Restoration Council, stated she was impressed to create the enterprise after talking with space teenagers.
“I work with teenagers, and I feel that one of many issues I hear from the kids… is that there is nothing actually for them to do downtown,” she stated. “There’s nothing actually geared towards youthful youngsters. So that is what we have been available in the market for was one thing that was going to attraction to them, however may additionally attraction to adults too.”
The murals in lots of The Picture’s cubicles have been created by Birchfield’s husband, who operates the Superbly Stained tattoo parlor additionally within the former financial institution location.
Butler stated the renovation course of to create The Picture lasted about 5 weeks from starting to finish.
“It got here collectively actually shortly,” she stated.
Butler stated she selected the previous First Nationwide Financial institution constructing due to the downtown space’s current revival.
“We knew we wished to be downtown. That was a given,” she stated. “Downtown is rising and Bridge Avenue is not the place to be anymore. We like that hometown sort of really feel, and with [Beautifully Stained] being upstairs, it simply made sense for us and we knew that this was open.”
Butler and her husband created the splatter paint room after seeing comparable concepts whereas honeymooning in Hollywood, Fla. The 2 determined to convey the idea from a vacationer space to Chillicothe whereas making it family-friendly and inexpensive.
The paint room is illuminated in black gentle with clients utilizing neon paint to sling and throw at their canvas. Prospects are given full-body paint fits to guard their garments.
Along with the cubicles and splatter paint room, The Picture can be including a “rage room” to the constructing’s basement generally known as the Destruction Dungeon.
Within the Destruction Dungeon, patrons may have the chance to launch stress, anger, or simply have enjoyable by smashing outdated know-how resembling TVs, computer systems, and different breakables. Solely a handful of “rage rooms” exist in Ohio.
“You do not have to journey to an enormous metropolis to have a enjoyable expertise,” Butler stated. “It is all proper right here.”
The Destruction Dungeon is open by appointment solely to clients ages 12 and up. Teenagers 17 and youthful are required to have a father or mother or guardian current. Closed-toe footwear and pants are required for entry.
Destruction Dungeon periods begin at $35 per particular person with add-ons out there. Prospects can obtain a $5 low cost for bringing their very own breakables to make use of.
The Picture and Destruction Dungeon are open Tuesday by Thursday 2 to eight p.m., and Friday and Saturday 1 to 9 p.m.
Logan Weaver is a information reporter for the Chillicothe Gazette. Contact him at 740-277-8396 or through e mail at [email protected] for feedback or story suggestions. Observe him on Twitter @loganaweaver
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