A good frame can highlight the family treasure within it, much like a window that faces Grandma's Model T. Show off the things you love with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $150 worth of custom framing at Grand Frame, Inc. in Arlington Heights.
Grand Frame, Inc.'s sprawling 8,000-square-foot framing center hosts a vast selection of imported Italian frames and art, earning it a Daily Herald 2011 Readers’ Choice Award. Trained and experienced craftspeople enshrine shrunken two-dimensional family members in photo frames ($20–$60) and custom frames that vary in price depending on size and materials used but average around $195. Store-patented G-Link technology aids human hands in the creation of shadow boxes—enclosures suited to holding and displaying large objects, such as sports memorabilia, jerseys ($379), or little brothers during time-outs. Additionally, the expert framesmiths can create classy wooden frames designed to surround flat-screen televisions and can offer environmentally friendly options.
Grand Frame, Inc.
Grand Frame Inc, an Arlington Heights establishment since 1974, corrals more than 3,000 frames, posters, and display museum cases in its 8,000 square-foot space. Gary Grana, the framery's cofounder, holds two patents in framing technology and has passed his passion for the industry to several members of his family who now guide customers through framing options for sports memorabilia, wedding photos, and lovingly audited tax documents. In addition to carefully inspecting every project that goes through the shop, Gary's expert staff also doles out frame-hanging services to help complete customers' decor. Over the years, the store has continuously evolved its services by offering LCD TV framing and Grand Gone Green products, a signature line that embraces an eco-friendly approach to picture framing.