There are changes on the way at Gallery On The Square! The first thing is that we will be closed for refurbishment from Monday January 29th, re-opening on Monday February 12th.
We are developing the shop and gallery side of the business, which means more space is needed. And that means, sadly, that we are closing our lovely café. Our last day will be Saturday January 27, so please come and join us for coffee, cake and prosecco from 2.30 p.m.
The decision was a difficult one, because we have hugely enjoyed running our café for the last six years and our regular café customers have become real friends. We hope people will still call in and see us, but it is now time to take the business in a new direction.
We need a larger area for things like lighting, small furniture, faux flowers, decorative items, ceramics and sculpture – not forgetting our much-loved accessories, bags and jewellery.
We also will now have a chance to expand the gallery side, featuring more ceramic artists, local designers and makers, as well as some new glass blowers and more Dorset-based artists.
We have seen how much our customers appreciate things that are made and designed in the UK and are just a bit different. This is the direction that we will continue to go in and develop.
That’s not to say there won’t be any more coffee at all. We will still have a wonderful coffee machine to offer people a cup while they browse, and we will be delighted to see you any time you are able to call in and say hello. There may just be some cake too….
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PS: Our Dorchester town centre shop at Antelope Walk will still be open throughout (except on Sundays).
Hope we may see you before long…
David and Stephanie