A New Op Shop
Her artistic eye scans everything as it comes together, artists run a muck in the 3,000 sq ft space of 1530 E 53rd st., and Laura takes pictures and so she is sure to recount the process. In the short time I was there I found out that the space, built in the 30s, was a Walgreen's, a Kroch's and Brentano's bookstore, and a Hollywood Video, but according to a project being done for the Op Shop, the most influential incarnation of the space was the Hyde Park Federal Savings and Loan. Although Laura is directing the resurrection of the Op Shop for Saturday's opening I would like to express that this is an evolving space, the item and projects within the space will alter and grow throughout its existence, which will be until, at least, May 1st.
1530 East 53rd Street
Opening Reception: March 27th, 6-10 PM
Open Wednesday through Sundays 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closing Celebration: May 1st, 6 - 10 PM