Cherry Street Gallery, a Cherry Street mainstay, is closing

Barbara Hootman

Cherry Street Gallery is closing after 22 years of business. It’s last day of business is June 4.

Opened in 1994, Cherry Street Gallery has offered traditional, contemporary, whimsical and humorous handcrafted items from local and national artists.

Owner Dennis Harvey said he is closing the gallery to devote more energy to his two spice shops, Spice It Up in Black Mountain and Hendersonville. “I have a lot going on in my life, so I am trying to simply things a bit,” he said.

“I’m grateful for all the local support that I’ve had and for the local and tourists’ trade. People have always visited Cherry Street Gallery for birthday and anniversary gifts. A totally different clientele shops at Spice It Up.”

Professional interior residential and set designer Ken Joyner has worked at Cherry Street Gallery since 2004.

“I will miss helping folks shop at this unique shop,” he said. “I’ll also miss the people and the neighborhood in the historic district. You can’t have enough of the atmosphere that we have at Cherry Street Gallery.”