Much to the disappointment of fans, the Over-the-Rhine eyeglass maker, Frameri, is closing on Jan. 16.
The announcement was made in an email message to customers.
In the message, the company thanked its customers for their "commitment to our vision over the years."
"Since the beginning we strived to create a product you could be proud of," the message read. "Although we have fallen short of our personal goals we know that our product changed the eyewear industry and we are happy to have been part of that."
The Frameri, a local startup that allows customers to use the same set of eyeglass lenses in multiple frames, was founded in 2012 by Konrad Billetz and Kevin Habich. Its current Vine Street location in OTR opened late in 2015 as a "pop-up" shop.
The eyeglass maker has the distinction of being the first company to go through The Brandery, the nationally recognized consumer marketing and branding accelerator. Many in Cincinnati may best know Frameri from ABC's 'Shark Tank.'