‘Butcher Block’ Plans Scrapped, Castor Gallery to Open at 254 Broome Street
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Looks like those plans for the Butcher Block on Broome are out to pasture.
Last month, Community Board 3 had approved its standard beer-wine stipulations for the new bistro concept at 254 Broome. Workers, meanwhile, already began the process of cleaning the store, what we believed was prep for the restaurant. The window leafing proves otherwise.
It’s another gallery. Makes sense. After all, the last tenant was also a showroom (the Mayson Gallery moved). This newcomer is called the Castor Gallery, and specializes in contemporary art. The soft launch is slated for November 20, at which time their private collection will be on display. The rotating exhibit includes art by Banksy, Pryce Lee, Mario Testino, Damien Hirst, Faile, Titus Kaphar and Dran.
Grand opening is set for January 15. Inaugural installation is a two-person show by Heath West, “whose algorithmic paintings combine digitally-inspired patterns with abstract traditions; and Elizabeth Winnel, whose self-portraits take the form of sumptuous, juicy lips.”