After 44 years in Back Bay, Rolly-Michaux Galleries in Hotel Vendome building is put up for sale – News

One of the Back Bay’s retail institutions is closing its doors.

Rolly-Michaux Galleries, an art gallery mainstay on Dartmouth Street since the 1970s, was listed on Oct. 1 for $3,995,000. Owner Ron Michaux has operated Rolly-Michaux Galleries in the space, which is part of the iconic Hotel Vendome building, since taking ownership in 1976 with the late Ron Rolly. But the art gallery’s shuttering isn’t just another case of COVID-19 striking down another retail institution. Instead, it’s the culmination of a lengthy, thriving career at one of the city’s most well-known galleries.

“He’s retiring. He’s been doing it for so long,” Collin Bray, an agent with Century 21 Cityside, told Boston.com. “This is all part of a life plan. It’s his life’s work, and he’s not done with helping clients buy and sell art, but he doesn’t need to go

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10 Homes With Art Galleries for Sale Around the Country

If you have been told you have an eye for art and are in search of a new business opportunity, there’s no time like the present. Ditch your desk job, and open up an art gallery!

We’ll paint you a picture. Art galleries—in a mix of urban settings and small towns, in historic structures and newer buildings—have popped up for sale across the country.

From New York City to small-town Wisconsin, we’ve found 10 art galleries for you to ponder. Step back and really look at these properties. We think you’ll appreciate what you see.

And as with any work of fine art, the cost varies. On this list alone, the price to become a proprietor of an art gallery ranges from $147,000 all the way up to $35 million.

Price: $699,000

Drop anchor in an oceanfront community founded in 1642. The eye-catching dusty blue and bright purple exterior of

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