Tucker, GA — There’s a new gal in town, and she loves to host a party. She’s bubbly, fun and has never met a stranger. Meet Chrissy Kuzel, 48, the owner of Nailed It DIY art studio at Railroad Avenue and Main Street in downtown Tucker.
Nailed It held a grand opening last week, yet already Kuzel has introduced herself to local mom groups, started advertising to neighborhoods, attended a meeting of Tucker Business Association, and walked up and down Main Street to meet her new neighbors.
She’s a social butterfly – and her business is based on community. Tucker has welcomed her with open arms, she said, despite the business opening during the pandemic. The Tucker location is the first franchise of Nailed It to open in Georgia.
Kuzel and her husband Peter, who grew up in Embry Hills and attended Henderson High School, owned a home in Tucker years ago. Her oldest daughter attended Smoke Rise Elementary. As a stay-at-home mom for 20 years, Kuzel often volunteered in her three daughters’ classrooms. She joked that her volunteer resume is long.
“The projects at school were so crafty,” she said. “I was always looking for the next fun, creative thing to do with kids. I’ll try anything.”
Inside the studio, guests use power tools to sand, build, paint, design and create a project. Art-tenders are there to guide guests at any level of experience, from elementary aged kids to seniors. Nailed It offers 400 designs, games and projects. The art bar seats 22, a large table for a group of eight and a party room for 10.
Baby showers, book clubs, birthday parties – Nailed It can customize any kind of event. Guests can bring food and drinks, or Kuzel can recommend local vendors.
Kuzel is following the CDC’s recommendations for COVID-19 protocols, so she suggested making an appointment online. Walk-ins are accepted if they have room for social distancing guests.
“The youth in our community is by far the main reason for starting this business. Children of all ages need to be able to express their creativity and they need a structured, affordable way to do that. Helping to raise funds for local organizations and schools is another big reason. We also know that people are looking for new ways to safely get back to spending time with their friends and family,” said Kuzel.
Nailed It is holding a mini camp Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for children ages six and up; reservations are required. Spring break camps and summer camps are also available.
To learn more about the business, click here.
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