by Sam Clanton
HOLLISTER, Mo. – A new art studio is going in next to The Old English Inn at 19 Downing Street in Hollister.
Joshua Gillispie operates Perennial Arts in Branson, and tells aldermen he plans to open his new location this fall, featuring ceramics and blown glass…
Aldermen signed off on Gillispie’s request to remodel the front face of the building to flow with existing structures on Downing Street. He also plans to renovate the back of the building, adding a work area and loading dock.
Building & Planning Supervisor Kathy Knight says Gillispie is working to ensure the building interior is prepared to withstand higher temperatures created by pottery kilns, and is implementing a number of safety measures, including a sprinkler system.