Derek Eller Gallery Moving from Chelsea to Former Auto Repair Shop on Broome Street

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 at 9:26 am by
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​No more tune-ups for 300 Broome Street. The Chinese auto repair shop (Glen Auto Inc.) shuttered last month to make way for a much richer client. While the space had boasted a leasing sign in recent years, there were no transactions until now.

If you guessed a gallery, you’re in the money. Bonus if you said the showroom is a refugee from the shrinking Chelsea enclave.

After nearly twenty years on the west side, the Derek Eller Gallery is moving to this stretch of commercial Broome Street in the coming months. It sits directly across from the Simon Preston Gallery. No word just yet regarding an opening date, but Art News reports that shows by Nancy Shaver, Peter Shire, Peter Linde Busk, and others are planned.

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The garage at 300 Broome was converted in the last couple weeks, and is almost ready for Derek Eller. Indeed, the spartan space was relieved of its tools and exposed ceiling; drywall was installed. And there was even a photoshoot that happened inside the space yesterday. Signage from the former tenant remains in place, a common practice for the purposes of authentrification.

Galleries, bars, or gallery bars. Those seem to be the only choices for available ground floor retail these days.

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