November 4th, 2014
For Immediate Release

Handworks Gallery is Coming Home

Saint John, NB – Commercial Properties is pleased to announce today that Handworks Gallery is returning to its longtime home at CenterBeam Place at 12 King Street in the heart of Uptown Saint John. For over two decades, Handworks Gallery was housed in this location, offering its loyal customers carefully selected local artwork, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, stained glass and iron work.

Leslie Oland and Lisa Oland purchased Handworks Gallery last week. The previous owners recently moved the shop to a new location on King Street.

“We are very pleased to welcome Handworks and its new owners back home,” said Paul Moore of Commercial Properties. “For two decades, the store has been a vibrant part of the Uptown retail scene and a vital sales channel for local artists and craftspeople. Handworks has been an important part of our CenterBeam Place community, and we are thrilled the new owners are returning home.”

In advance of the return of the store to its longtime home, Handworks Gallery will be updating the space including refurbishment of the store’s historic tin ceiling. Handworks Gallery expects to reopen at CenterBeam Place by mid-November.

About Commercial Properties

Commercial Properties Limited has been developing and managing properties in Eastern Canada for over forty-five years, with specialties in professional and business offices, retail, commercial and industrial enterprises. Commercial Properties’ major buildings include Brunswick House, Somerset Place, Mercantile Centre, CenterBeam Place and the Red Rose Tea Building. For more information, visit

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