Seasons on St. Croix crosses Second Street to new home
The work was just starting when Seasons on St. Croix closed its doors at 301 Second St. Saturday around 5 p.m.
That's when a contingent of more than 50 friends, family, customers and artists got their marching orders to make the move into the gallery's new home at 401 Second St.
The new gallery is just across the street and a few doors north. With instructions from owners Ruth and Bob Misenko, the contents of the store were carefully packed into shopping carts donated by County Market for the trip. The whole move, fixtures and all, took less than two hours.
Second Street was more than busy due to increased traffic with the closure of the Stillwater Bridge but most traffic yielded patiently to the movers, who tried to come across in small groups.
The new gallery was designed by Hudson architect John Kalmon. The space at one time was a creamery, and the original glazed brick walls and some the original flooring were retained and restored. The gallery features the art of more than 175 artists and includes both a pottery and a glass studio on site. The third level of the building houses office space.
Seasons on St. Croix opened in 1999. Misenko said she is planning a grand opening in October.
Photos by Meg Heaton.