Tryon accepts easement for St. Luke’s Plaza property

Published 4:29 pm Monday, April 22, 2013

“I wanted it to be a nice place for the community – somewhere to come after the movie and talk about it over a glass of wine,” Archer said.

A pergola outside will offer outdoor seating open not only to restaurant goers but passersby as well.

Opening a gallery in the left side of the location is Linda Seagroves.

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Linda & Lily Studio will revive Seagrove’s love of interacting with the public about art.

“I like to talk with the people and meet the people who come in the gallery to find out what their interests are,” she said.

Seagroves most recently sold her work out of Kathleen’s Gallery, which moved from Trade Street to Saluda last year. Seagroves works in clay creating whimsical items such as catbird houses, wine stoppers, garden monikers and pet urns, as well as painting.

Several other artists’ work will be featured at the gallery including Larson Dunn’s metalwork jewelry, Mike Locke paintings, calligraphy cards by Susie Gurnik

Chris Baschon’s T-shirts and medullas, and beadwork jewelry of Sam Lovelace, among others.

The building, located at the corner of Trade and Maple Streets, has had numerous uses over the years, including a service station, a realty office, a clothier and most recently the St. Luke’s Thrift Store.

Editor’s note: Samantha Hurst contributed to this article.