Photo Imaging Center joins The Business Center on Broadway

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SHERIDAN — The community might be losing Sheridan Electronics, but in the Photo Imaging Center’s move to Broadway Street, the community gains a place for multiple printing needs.

“It gives Sheridan a much more complete printing shop,” Photo Imaging Center owner Ryan Franklin said. “You can do pretty much anything.”

Both Franklin and co-owner of The Business Center, Shannon Tracy, believe the move is mutually beneficial for their client base, which they often share. Tracy said she and co-owner Lisa Lowe would often send customers over to the Photo Imaging Center if they could not fulfill the customer’s request. Similarly, if they needed something or were out of a product, they’d give Franklin a call and the two businesses would help each other out.

“That’s why it was a natural fit for us to come together,” Tracy said.

With the move, Franklin will close Sheridan Electronics after 15 years of ups and downs. The business used to house Radio Shack, but when it closed in 2015, Franklin tried competing as an independent company. Between big-name electronics companies and online shopping, Franklin felt it best to shut its doors.

“It’s just the way the world is going,” Franklin said. “Everybody wants it now and they want it second-day air and they don’t want to have to come get it.”

Franklin said even retail stores see the same trends as he experienced in the electronics business because of increased online shopping.

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