Chandler Branch's Blog

Construction Update: Phase One Nearing Completion

Photo by Linda MuellerPhoto by Linda MuellerProgress continues on building out our new gallery/café space at 1223 Pine Street in the Park Pacific building in downtown St. Louis. Phase One of the project is nearing completion. This includes demolition, wall framing and plumbing rough-in for the café area. Phase Two, which we hope to begin next week, will include installation of ductwork for the heating and cooling system and rough-in of all electrical items. Goals for the third and final phase include installing drywall, floor treatment, lighting fixtures and electrical devices. We hope to have all three phases completed by July, pending neccesary funding.

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I'm so grateful for the financial support Art Saint Louis continues to receive from our community, especially from so many artists, on behalf of this relocation project. To those of you who have alreadly stepped up to partner with us in this campaign, I must tell you again how I so appreciate your support! Art Saint Louis is moving forward toward a great future with your help.

The need for funding continues and fundraising efforts are ongoing. Next month we will take the message to the largest possible audience with a community-wide appeal on  We'll be offering some fantastic perks for our campaign backers, including some delicious, locally-roasted coffee compliments of our café partners, Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters. Stay tuned for details...

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