Gallery Pastry Shop to open second, larger location

The Gallery Pastry Shop, which opened in Broad Ripple in  2016, plans to open a second, larger shop next year in a new building in the Old Northside neighborhood. 

The new space at 1572 N. College Ave. will be about 3,400 square feet, or about 1,200 square feet larger than the Gallery’s existing space at 1101 E. 54th St.

At the second location, the Gallery will be the first-floor tenant in a building that will also house the headquarters of Mainstay Property Group.

Construction on the building is set to begin in March, and the Gallery hopes to be open in the new space by late summer, said Alison Keefer, who co-owns the pastry shop with her boyfriend, pastry chef Ben Hardy.

The company’s growth has prompted its need for a second location, Keefer said.

The Gallery started as a wholesaler in August 2015 and added its retail space a year later. In the past year, the company has picked up corporate clients, including the tech company Salesforce. The pastry shop also added macarons to its menu, and produces between 5,000 and 10,000 of the fancy French cookies each week. Meanwhile, its wedding business also has grown.

The new space will have a larger production area, as well as a 1,000-square-foot basement, Keefer said, so “we’ll do a lot of the bulk production there and we’ll do most of the finishing work at the Broad Ripple location.”

The Gallery also plans to expand its brunch service in its new space, which will offer indoor seating for 100, a small-event room with space for 30, and an outdoor patio with seating for about 50. 

Currently, the pastry shop offers a weekend brunch. At the College Avenue location, the Gallery will serve brunch seven days a week. The business also plans to expand its class offerings in the new space, Keefer said. 

Though the space will be larger, the Old Northside location will have some visual touches reminiscent of the Broad Ripple shop, Keefer said.

Broad Ripple-based art and mural company Blice Edwards, which created a mural for the Gallery’s original location, will also supply art to the Old Northside shop, Keefer said. The new location will also feature work from Hancock County woodworking company An Squared LLC, which created countertops and tables for the Gallery’s Broad Ripple shop.

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