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ARCH Drafting Supply store opened in November 1978 in a small back alley in what was then the design ghetto. That was a time when the majority of architects, landscape architects, urban designers, structural engineers, graphic designers, illustrators and ad art directors were all located within a 5 block radius. ARCH was located at the hub and functioned as the CHEERS of the design community. Times changed. Design professionals scattered all over town as rents rose, and they no longer needed most drafting supplies as computers came into pervasive use. Happily, students continue to be taught how to draw, so there is still a use for the evocative tools and supplies upon which ARCH is grounded.