The Makers Loft makes a major change, after controversy over how artworks were handled

The Makers Loft, the Ped Mall store selling the work of local artists and artisans, is changing management. Simeon Talley, the store’s founder, will no longer be involved in the store’s day-to-day operations, including handling finances and dealing with the artists whose work The Makers Loft sells on consignment, but he will remain its primary owner. […]

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The Makers Loft, selling locally made art and goods, opens on the Ped Mall

The Makers Loft opened its new retail location on the Ped Mall Thursday evening, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Makers Loft, at its core, is an effort to make local goods, local art more accessible to more people,” Simeon Talley, who co-owns The Makers Loft with Veronica Tessler, told Little Village after the ribbon was cut. […]

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