By Liz Petoniak
Photography: Catherine Palladino

Butler Street in Lawrenceville was bustling with energy as nearly 200 people gathered for Chromos Eyewear’s grand opening celebration. The bash to commemorate the first brick-and-mortar location for the newest member of the Eyetique family featured a sumptuous spread, including pretzels and bier cheese, bruschetta, and hummus and veggies, all from neighborhood spots like the Allegheny Wine Mixer, Dive Bar & Grille, and 52nd Street Market. And, La Palapa taco cart parked outside to treat guests to Mexican fare. Attendees sipped on fun, seasonal libations like Chromos’ homemade sangria and beers from Full Pint Brewing. DJ J Malls pumped up the crowd, spinning some tunes in the space’s adjacent outdoor area. Partygoers perused the new digs, which will also serve as a gallery and community event space, and admired works from featured local artists Mia Tarducci, Scott Hunter, Terry Boyd, and Atticus Adams. Says founder Daniel Childs, “It’s awesome to see all of our team’s hard work come together to create something unique. I think we’re the only eyewear store that’s also an art gallery. It was fun to see everyone come out to support us and our giveback program, Chromo Cares.”

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