ANDERSONVILLE — A new retail art gallery and performance space will open in Andersonville next week.
On May 5, Poshwire will open in the former Toujour's Spa and Salon at 5224 N. Clark St. with a small celebration featuring beer, wine and music. The business will sell repurposed industrial furniture, leather goods, books, photos, electronics and repurposed lighting, said co-owner William Flores, who also owns LitUp Chicago, which sells "rebuilt, repurposed and reinvented custom design lighting."
"Poshwire brings together a collection of almost 100 artists from across the world to entice even the most discerning shopper seeking to spruce up their personal style and home decor," according to a news release about the opening.
Flores partnered with Andy Miles, owner of Transistor, an art gallery, recording studio and retail store in Lakeview. Transistor closed in Lakeview earlier this week to transition to the new location.
The duo chose to open the shop in Andersonville partially because it was the original home of Transistor and to take advantage of Clark Street's retail traffic, Flores said.
Flores opened LitUp Chicago at 4015 N. Rockwell St. in North Center in 2014, according to its website.
Poshwire will host a bigger celebration at its grand opening on June 17.
The shop's hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Flores said.
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