Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Pie in the Sky
There's actually two storefronts here, with the one on the right being a false front on a regular gable-shaped building. At the far left of the picture you can just make out the first storage shed.
There's 10,000 square feet of floor space in this building, with 60% of it on the main floor, and 6,500 square feet of storage shed space (according to the listing). There's a art/craft collective already on the main street of Providence Bay, and I think it would be a lot of fun to re-develop this property into a combination gift shop / art gallery with artist's studios to rent out.
The hallway is wide enough to move large materials in and out, and maybe even put a bench opposite each door with some storage or display shelves for personalizing, perhaps by pinning up inspiration.
If the storage sheds are used as storage lockers, there should be enough space for each artist's studio to have an additional good chunk of space.
Ooh... and another good idea - a place for salvage and a kind of thrift shop in the storage sheds, with all the great stuff I retrieve from the dump and from local builders and carpenters!