Big sale planned for Gallery 63 in Atlanta, March 3-4 Gallery 63 is havng a grand opening sale -- again. The consignment arm of Red Baron in Atlanta has moved into new digs about three miles from its previous location. A huge sale is planned for March 3-
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - GALLERY 63 TO HAVE INAUGURAL SALE AT NEW LOCATION, MARCH 3-4
(Atlanta, Ga.) - Gallery 63 is having a grand opening sale – again. The consignment arm of Red Baron, previously housed at 6363 Roswell Road (hence the name) in Atlanta, has moved into new digs about three miles away, at 4577 Roswell Road. The inaugural sale will be held there the weekend of March 3-4, in a spacious, 17,000-square-foot facility that was until recently a fellowship hall.
“We decided to keep the name Gallery 63 despite the move,” said Paul Brown, who has been splitting his time between Red Baron and the new auction site. “We're a new entity, but we're also a reborn entity, with a lifetime's worth of experience and contacts made at Red Baron. Our list of high-end customers and aggressive buyers from around the country was compiled over a period of 35 years.”
Unlike Red Baron – which purchases and re-sells its merchandise and holds just a few auctions per year – Gallery 63 sells on consignment and will conduct sales every six weeks or so. The March 3-4 auction promises to be a good one, Brown asserted. “We've had since September, when we bought the property, to plan this sale, and we've been loading up with some pretty special items.”
Brown said the kickoff sale will feature English and American furniture, art, jewelry, smalls and more. “Consignments have been pouring in from around the country,” he said. “Plus, we've been actively soliciting high-end, quality merchandise. The best part is, this is straight-from-the-home stuff – all fresh to the market. We've got 2,400 lots on hand and plan to sell a good portion of them.”
The former Gallery 63 facility was originally a medical office building that Red Baron acquired to handle some of the spillover from its high-profile sales that have made the firm a premier auction house in the Southeast. But growth over the years rendered the 7,000-square-foot structure obsolete. Brown sold the property this past fall to Walgreen's, which will erect a new pharmacy there.
The new site includes the former fellowship hall plus a nearby 10,000-square-foot former church building, which will be used for smaller auctions. Brown said he acquired the property in September after an exhaustive site search. “We wanted to be in just the right building and in just the right location,” he said, “and I think we've succeeded in our mission. We'll make a big splash here.”
The main sanctuary building – a former Baptist church that had been vacant for years – was constructed in 1915. The fellowship hall comprises 17,000 total square feet of usable space. Of that, about 5,000 square feet is on an upper level. It is being renovated and will be used mainly for offices and warehouse space. The lower level, at 12,000 square feet, is spacious and ideal as an auction hall.
The property is also nicely positioned geographically, just south of the fashionable Buckhead section of Atlanta and technically in the