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Art gallery proposed for Main Street


October 15, 2020

An empty lot on Main Street may soon be transformed into an art gallery, a project that was brought before the Sundance City Council last week by local artist Bruce Speidel. The space has been unoccupied since the North Pole Meat Locker was demolished and is currently owned by the city.

Since acquiring the lot, the council has broadcast its desire to see the location used for a project that would provide economic development benefits to the downtown area. Speidel stated that he feels an art gallery would fulfill this brief.

“I believe it would be a good opportunity,” he said, sharing his opinion that it would provide another retail location that would encourage people to slow down, explore and make more use of other businesses such as restaurants and bars.

Speidel informed the council that the gallery would be open all year round, rather than only during the summer tourist season.

The council expressed support for the idea. The next steps would need to be advertising the project, hosting a public hearing, performing market analysis and then making the decision to sell if the council deems it valid as an economic development opportunity.

The council passed a motion to move forward with these steps.


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