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Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:13 AM

Cheaper real estate attracts art venue to Detroit

DETROIT - High rental costs in New York City are pushing a Brooklyn performance center to Detroit.

Galapagos Art Space Executive Director Robert Elmes writes on the center's website that it's moving to old buildings in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood and Highland Park.

Detroit has an overabundance of space, which helps keep rental and real estate prices down. Galapagos has bought 600,000 square feet of space.

Galapagos Art Space opened in Brooklyn in 1995. The venue says it has hosted about 7,500 programs since then.

Elmes writes that New York's "young artists and thinkers" are "talking about the next city they can land in once their current lease runs out." ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/cheaper-real-estate-attracts-art-venue-to-detroit/30129668

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navarth Feb 2015 #1

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Sun Feb 8, 2015, 07:11 PM

1. Hey marmar did you read some of the comments over there? Eeeeesh

....so dismaying to see what shit lives in some people. Ach.

This is a very cool story. Welcome, Galapagos. Sorry Brooklyn, no offense meant.

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