The Judith Charles Gallery on the Bowery Folds

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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​For the first time in five years, the lame-named Bowery Continental condo building at 196 Bowery is without retail. The commercial gallery in its base had been quiet for the last couple months, its fate only recently confirmed with the arrival of a leasing poster in its window.

This was formerly the home of the Judith Charles Gallery, itself a descendant of the Charles Bank Gallery that opened here back in September 2010. The former showroom was christened three years later after co-founder Michael Bank Christoffersen severed all ties.

The last show on record at the Judith Charles Gallery was actually over the summer (“Floating Point”). Nothing since then.

The Bowery Continental replaced a two-story building at 196 Bowery, which was demolished in the spring of 2008. Yep, it’s been almost eight years already. Here’s what it used to look like…

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Photo: Curbed

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