Owner Erik Guttridge of the Grey Gallery tells CHS that he is making long-term plans to continue his business and his search for a new location after losing out in his bid to move his art space and lounge into the new mixed-use development, the Packard Building.
Guttride tells CHS that there aren’t many options on the Hill right now for what he called a “lateral move,” or, in other words, one that wouldn’t require a lengthy, expensive build out.
Guttridge — looking for new love after a break-up with his old 11th Ave location — thought he’d found the perfect new home for his art space and lounge just one avenue away. But he says that another project outbid him — we’re hearing Mediterranean cafe but don’t have anything official yet — and so he’s still on the hunt for the next Grey Gallery.
In the meantime, Guttridge said he plans to start consulting and, if he finds a suitable space that does require an extensive build, plans to transition the art elements of his business to online sales to help pay the bills. Only one problem: You can’t order a corn and oil via the Web.
Follow the Grey Gallery Facebook page for updates.