“We are growing our offerings and dramatically improving the look of our store,” Helena’s owner, Katherine Venzke, said in a Wednesday statement. “I took this opportunity to work with a local designer and local artisans to create a fresh look for the shop.”
The expansion/renovations to the store, at 397 Mass. Ave., started Wednesday. Frames…with a history owner Bill Phaneuf, who opened his business at 21 Mystic St. last April, and Arlington interior designer Jennifer Baker are working on the store’s new look.
Venzke opened Helena’s, named for her then 2-year-old daughter, in Arlington Center in 2005. She has since opened a second location in Belmont’s Cushing Square.