Downtown Garland Updates
The Ivy Cottage closed after 15 years of operation. The gift shop was a fixture in Historic Downtown Garland, but owner Nancy Peavy is looking forward to playing a larger role in the lives of her grandchildren.
Once again Robert A. Smith demonstrated his faith in the future of Downtown Garland by investing in property at 506 and 510 Main Street. His purchase consists of a vacant lot and one of the two buildings that had formerly housed The Ivy Cottage gift shop. Smith also owns the Bankhead Station property at 310 Main Street, The Roach Feed & Seed compound, and several other commercial properties in the Historic Downtown area. Smith was also successful in the pursuit of a historic designation for the area. As for the rest of 2018, Smith tells us he will focus on leading the Garland Downtown Business Association, as its president.
Trims & Treasures has closed and a wellness center will soon be operating in that space on Main Street in Downtown Garland. The “Trims” side of the space was occupied by Sheila Ellenberg’s beauty Salon. The “Treasures” side was filled with Johnny Gee’s antiques and unique collection of items he moved off the premises several months ago. Sheila has moved her salon a block down, and remains on Main Street.
The owner of Shakti Yoga Center located at 604 Main Street is planning on opening her second location in downtown Garland. Patricia Alonzo tells us she has leased the space formerly occupied by Trims & Treasures, and hopes to be opening her wellness center there in early April.
Art Classes and Exhibits
There have been rotating art exhibits at the Rosalind Coffee Company (formerly The Generator) in downtown Garland for the past few years. The Paint Me Away art studio of Linda Neighly is on 307 Main Street and the Current Art Workshop is located on Ninth, just off Main. There are art classes available at Rockink, 316 Main Street, conducted by Lucas Cervellini on Saturday from 9am to 11am.
Outdoor art has made its debut in the area with a mural by Cervellini, and there will be an 18 foot bronze sculpture unveiled and dedicated in front of the Granville Arts Center in April. There are also continuous rotating art exhibits in the lobby of the Granville AC.