In New York’s Meatpacking district a new shopping gallery occupies the red brick, Greek Revival house built in 1849. Fort Gansevoort Gallery, the brainchild of New York-based curator and art adviser Adam Shopkorn, is a hybrid gallery/ dining/ retail concept store featuring a changing roster of creative tenants across its three stories.
Located at 5 Ninth Avenue the historic building sat idle for close to two years before Shopkorn took over the space. Shopkorn sympathetically restored the aging structure maintaining many of it’s original features.
The building’s top two floors were given over to the Gallery which currently hosts a series of 40 small-scale ink drawings by celebrated Bronx-based graffiti artist CES. Meanwhile, an ongoing rotation of florists, jewelry designers, rare book dealers, record sellers, coffee cafe’s, and bakers will occupy retail posts around the building.
At street level, a takeout window serves up barbecue by a cross-section of emerging and world renowned pitmasters as part of a barbecue residency program. Each pit master brings their own personal recipes and hometown flavors with ingredients sourced from the neighborhood’s local meatpackers.