Williamson Street specialty shop the Kitchen Gallery is taking over the King Street space formerly occupied by Tutto Pasta Cucina Italiana. Store manager Stephanie Kessenich says the store has been weathering the Willy Street construction pretty well but was looking to move to a larger venue.
The new King Street store will have a kitchen for cooking classes; the adjacent atrium will be available for special events.
Kessenich hopes to open the retail arm of the store by the first week of October; the Willy Street location will close about a week before the move. The cooking classes will kick in later. They'll feature local chefs and range from demos to participatory, from one-timers to six-week French intensive, says Kessenich.
Negotiations are also under way with Underground Kitchen for Kitchen Gallery to host its meat counter.