TOTAH Gallery Taking Over Former Liquor Store Space at 183 Stanton Street

Posted on: August 4th, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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East Village Wine & Liquors has been up and running at its new downsized Clinton Street digs for months. As if nothing happened.  The fact of the matter is, however, that the local spirits store relocated from 183 Stanton during the Christmas holiday season after roughly a ten-year tenancy. Since the departure, the store spent many moons a vacancy. Now, a new gallery is on the way. Naturally.

Construction work recently began. Permits issued by the Department of Buildings indicate that one David Totah is the lease holder at 183 Stanton Street. TOTAH, as the gallery is named, focuses on modern and contemporary art. Its mission is to “acknowledge and channel the creative dialogue between the artist, their perception and their work through our platform.”

Eponymous gallery owner David Totah – in the game for some two decades – comes from a pedigree of gallerists. His family ran showrooms in London and New York, “identifying and promoting such artist as Boetti, Castellani, Fontana et al.”

Opening date for TOTAH is still up in the air. Yet, given the scope of current gut renovations, end of summer seems likely.

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