Love the resurgence happening in Brookland Park. The latest and greatest is an art gallery that should open this spring.
The former gas station at 205 W. Brookland Park Blvd. was purchased last month for $300,000 by Richmond Art Garage, a new gallery run by local artist and former Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Zachary Reid.
Lamplighter Coffee Roasters had the property under contract in 2017, but the deal fell through.
Reid thought about having his own gallery space after he left the RTD in 2016, where he covered arts and education for more than 10 years.
“I’m also a painter and do mixed-media art. That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing the last three years,” Reid said. “So I’ve been looking, for the last couple years, for a gallery space where I can show a little bit of my work, but mostly find a space for artists that don’t really fit into the million galleries in Richmond.”