The 6th January was an important day for Mr Larry Wren and Mr Michael Dack, both owners of two totally different retail environments that have now joined forces and become a unique selling environment.
Wren’s Home Furnishing and Culture ART Café and Art Gallery was opened by His Worship the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Abey Stevenson who was accompanied by his Mayoress. Both were met by Larry Wren and Michael Dack at the shop which is situated at 73 Market Place ( on the corner of Oxford Street) Long Eaton who gave them a guided tour of Contemporary Furniture and Art Gallery. Whilst walking round they were introduced to several artists and photographers that had their work on display. The Mayor and his wife were impressed by the interior design work that had been carried out by the use of wood that had once been pallets and now had become a magnificent backdrop to the walls of the shop and art gallery. In conversation with Mr Mayor it had come to light that he had once had an art gallery and coffee shop in Nottingham.
This link impressed him and he then asked the two owners how they had come up with this unique collaboration of Retail Contemporary Furniture and Art. Mr Dack explained that both he and Mr Wren had known each other for almost thirty years and it was by way of a chance meeting that the project was born. Mr Wren explained that the Art Gallery that held the three arches in the back of the shop were actually covered by a stud wall and that Mr Dack was insistent to remove and so bring that part of the gallery to life.
Mr Dack went on: “The feeling that this whole gallery experience has soul and warmth that all visitors have resonated this feeling, which is so refreshing and helps customers to relax and feel almost wrapped in a cosy blanket with a coffee. I feel blessed to have been given this opportunity to show the buying public that art does not have to be for the few it is to be enjoyed by all.”
The Mayor and Mayoress enjoyed the whole experience over a period of 2 hours with photographs being taken of the cutting of the ribbon signifying the Grande Opening of Wrens Home Furnishings and Culture ART Café.
A professional Coffee making machine has been installed so that all customers can enjoy a delicious coffee along with a selection of cakes, from £4 then enjoy a truly great experience. A very unique concept that is a breath of fresh air for the High Street of Long Eaton and surrounding areas.