Keck Computer Management opened its doors for a grand reopening celebration on Thursday Feb. 7.
KCM was formerly located six doors away from its new location on 9 W. King St. The move was prompted by a desire to expand and offer additional services.
“It was important to find a location that allowed us to continue to provide stellar computer services with the amenities to move forward with having in-house classes and events, in the downtown area,” said owner John Keck.
To promote itself and the downtown community as a whole, KCM implemented a customer rewards program, giving customers a 10 percent discount when they bring in a receipt from a neighboring downtown business.
In addition to computer repair and management, KCM’s new location also houses Keck Café. The café serves a variety of soft drinks, coffee and snacks. The café also has a large seating area featuring two computers that patrons can use free of charge, along with free Wi-Fi.
“It’s a good reason to get off campus and get downtown for a while,” head technician Norm Brookens said.
The café also doubles as 9West Art Gallery. The art gallery currently showcases the work of six local artists.
“We want to feature unique, affordable art for consumers,” Steven Brenize, retail associate, said.
The displays are rotational and the artwork is for sale, with most costing less than $100.
One artist whose art is currently on display is Alabaster Slade, owner of Guerilla Tattoo, just doors away from KCM.
“I think it’s awesome,” Slade said, in reference to the new gallery. “It’s a great opportunity for local artists.”
KCM, Keck Café and 9West are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.