Bell Arte Camera opened its doors 41 years ago! Claudio and Mary Bagliolid started their business as a photo studio in the same building that they are in now. As a matter of fact, the second floor of Bell Arte Camera was their family home where they raised their two children, Robert and Patricia. In 1981 they expanded their business to include a retail store on the main level.
Both children were involved in the business from an early age, Robert since he was 5 years old! In 1986 Robert took over running the show, allowing his parents to take a step back and oversee the business from a distance.
But don't get us wrong... Claudio and Mary are still there almost every day. So much for retirement.