April 2, 2014 By Christian Murray
A new art gallery/custom-made furniture store will be opening at 48-14 Skillman Avenue where Comic Book Heaven was formerly located.
The store, which will be called Apolloina Art Emporium, will be selling art ranging in price from $50 to $5,000. It will also showcase custom-made furniture built from 150-year-old wood.
A section of the new store will be devoted to art, where paintings and photography will be on display. These works will come from international and local artists.
Garry O’Callaghan, the owner of the store, said he will be reaching out to local art groups soon about their interest in displaying their work. He said he will take a commission on every piece that sells at his store.
Meanwhile, O’Callaghan, a carpenter who plans on opening the store in June, said he will be displaying his furniture inside the store. People will be able to see it and ask for it to be built to specification. Much of his furniture comes with a distressed-wood look.
O’Callaghan will have a workshop downstairs where he will construct it.