The Half and Half is a graphic design studio with an emphasis on screen printing and letterpress. We have the ability to do that printmaking in-house, and that ranges from flat stock to textiles as well. As a business, we started out on North Main Street a while back, and we sort of outgrew that space in the sense that it was really bare-bones. We were looking for something more substantial and less secluded, where we could have people over and feel more a part of things. So we ended up finding space above Sid and Nancy (in their previous location).
We were really glad to be in Five Points, in the mix of things, it was awesome.
We met so many people just being down here. Debbie at Sid and Nancy would carry our work in the store, we had a poster wall down there, it was great. Once we were here and started growing, that space became too tiny -- it was maybe 400 square feet, so at some point we needed more room and moved into a space on College Street... Then we grew more and needed even more space -- that's when we found our current building, which seemed like a natural fit and we've been here ever since. We've actually been in Five Points for a really long time when you think about it, the exposure on this building is just better than before, so people see us more.