Kelley Gallery open at new location
After more than 30 years at its original spot, Kelley Gallery is all moved in to its new space just down the road at 125 Second St.
The new location takes up one of the new spots in the recently completed building at the start of Second Street off Interstate 94. This location draws more attention to the Hudson institution that still is unknown to some.
"The visibility of this new location is fantastic," owner Don Kelley said.
It also provides more parking, something that is continually a struggle for downtown Hudson. The gallery has two dedicated spots as well as use of the building's parking lot.
Kelley Gallery held a grand opening for the location on Saturday, Nov. 4. After the process of building and moving, Kelley said he's excited to be operating from the new spot.
"We hear a lot from our customers and the artists that we've really brought art galleries to a new level," Kelley said.
With the new location comes a new showroom. Kelley said this one is a larger, more open space that is flexible.
"We're able to change the look and the face of the interior," he said. "The main thing we like about this space has a lot to do with the flow."
The business now operates with two counters - one primary one and an additional one dedicated for its framing, one of the biggest aspects of Kelley Gallery.
New merchandise is also available, including home accessories and gifts.
Overall the new location enhances what Kelley Gallery was already offering down the road.
"We're truly able to show more works, we're truly able to offer a variety, more variety, we're truly able to accommodate larger numbers of people at one time, and really bring in a lot more selection," Kelley said.
With the holidays approaching, one thing that hasn't changed with the new location is Santa's annual visit. Kelley said he want to assure people that he will be in the store after Thanksgiving.
"Santa's coming back to visit us," he said.