Makers Gallery and Studio offers caffeine, great light, donuts
Though Makers Gallery and Studio opened in May 2015, people are still stumbling upon the venue. Co-owners Edward Zachary Graham, Alexander Gruttadaro, and Anni Gruttadaro have created a smart combination of coffee shop, art gallery, and workspace, where visitors are invited to hang out and work in a cozy, caffeinated environment. The space also hosts art classes.
Makers has the feel of a cool friend's loft apartment, with it's great light pouring in from tall windows, hardwood floors, exposed brick, ample plant life, and a tiny but efficient kitchenette. An eclectic mix of cozy furnishings includes couches, a bench made of log, church pews, stools, and concrete-and-wood tables the Alex made. The 1100-sqaure-foot space is also rented out for private events like bridal showers and office holiday parties.
Alex and Graham's original vision for the business was a combination restaurant, studio , and gallery. "Hopefully this is a jumping-off point for that," Alex says. "I've been saying it's my ten year plan, but I feel like I need to make it happen faster than that."