Vivid Ink acquires Circuit City building

Vivid Ink Graphics, a printing company with offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, finalized the purchase of the old Circuit City building on Airline Highway.

According to records filed with East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s office, the company paid $1 million for the 28,500-square-foot building. The building has been vacant since the end of 2008; a few weeks later the entire Circuit City chain closed.

Stephen St. Cyr, president and co-founder of Vivid Ink, which makes banners, signs and vehicle wraps, has said the purchase will allow the company to consolidate its operations in a single location, offer more services and eventually hire more workers. Vivid Ink announced a week before Christmas it had an agreement to buy the building.

Vivid Ink has 36 people working in three buildings in Cloverland Court in the Industriplex and an additional 18 employees in New Orleans at 2538 Poydras St.

Vivid Ink will spend $700,000 to $800,000 renovating and remodeling the property. The new location should open in December 2014.