M. Gallery Interiors relocates to West Main in Lexington
Over the years, the building at 202 West Main St. in Lexington has housed a mattress store, an art store, a thrift store and more. These days, local shoppers can find all they need for their homes there and get expert advice at the newly relocated M. Gallery Interiors.
Lexington business owner Mandy Summers was proud to reopen the storefront Friday that she and her team had given a full facelift to over the past four months. The building next to Libby’s restaurant had sat vacant for about a year after most recently serving as a thrift store.
“I’m honored and thrilled to bring life back to this beautiful old building,” Summers said.
M. Gallery Interiors moved from the Old Mill where Summers opened up her first shop in 2008 when she branched out on her own. As the business grew, Summers began looking for a new home in downtown Lexington.
“I wanted to be a part of the revitalization of Main Street,” she said.
Summers said the building on West Main was an ideal spot as it offered more parking and expanded storefront and showroom space. Using her expertise as a certified designer, she recruited help from family and friends to renovate the decades-old structure completely. The flooring was replaced and the interior and exterior were painted, but a few remnants of the former businesses still remain including some of the original colors inside.
Members of the Wessinger family, who constructed the space years ago, were able to be a part of the restoration process and thanked Summers on Friday for seeing the potential in the historic building.
“We’ve been working for years to revitalize Main Street. This is a big step,” said Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Randy Halfacre.
M. Gallery Interiors offers commercial and residential interior design, home décor in countless styles and now features a framing station among its multiple custom options. Call 785-4620 or stop by 202 West Main St. for more information.
Also located at 202 West Main St. is Handyman Services, owned and operated by Stephan Belec. The repair shop is located in the left corner of M. Gallery Interiors.