"I just was wondering: Is this a record store, a lounge, or what?" inquires a curious passerby who happened to pop into Blank Space (2847 Cherokee Street) during a recent daytime visit.
|Hummus, black-sesame baba ghanoush, and pistachio halvah from Confluence Artisan Foods now available at Blank Space. | Photos by Mabel Suen|
"All of the above." responds owner Kaveh Razani without dropping a beat. "We're an art gallery, bar, venue, tea house, record store and coffee shop."
Since its inception two years ago, Blank Space has taken on many identities, earning honors such as best art gallery and best hip-hop club in RFT's best of St. Louis in 2013 and 2014, respectively. As the result of a major expansion that transforms the building into a three-story multiplex, the hybrid community-oriented stomping ground rolled out new daytime hours on November 18 along with a new food and drink program.
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