30 INDUSTRIAL LOFT APARTMENTS
Your first chance in over a decade to live in the Arts District. A boutique project with only 30 units located steps away from the neighborhood’s town square and Highland Ave. The LaCroix will be a first of its kind project for Brevard County introducing shipping containers and art selections by Melbourne’s most renowned artists Derek Gores and Christopher Maslow.
Whether enjoying sunset vistas or star-filled nights, LaCroix’s Rooftop Tapas Bar will offer a stunning backdrop for enjoying world-class cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and carefully selected wines while experiencing the ONLY lounge and outdoor terrace in the center of downtown Eau Gallie, featuring a rooftop dining area surrounded by reclaimed terra cotta from the original LaCroix Theatre and a lush living wall.
Food and drinks at LaCroix’s Rooftop Tapas Bar will be as distinctive as the space itself! Our future Chef/partner will deliver masterpieces prepared using only the freshest ingredients- herbs often plucked from the future living wall itself. With its retractable rooftop, fans, mister and cooling system – rain or shine, LaCroix’s Rooftop Tapas Bar will truly be an all season destination.
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expect environments in which Art and Design are infused from the start - not a superficial flourish. Expect art to surprise - on full concrete walls and under balconies. Expect art to reflect You. "
b. 1971 New York
BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design 1993
Derek Gores recycles magazines, maps, handwritten notes, data and other printed paper materials in his lush collage artwork. His fine art is represented by galleries in Los Angeles, Paris, Australia and more. Gores was called 'One of the 40 important artists of the New Contemporary Movement' by curators of an exhibit in London in 2010. Gores' work was selected for the Manifest Hope exhibit during President Obama's Inauguration in 2009. Gores' collectors and commercial clients include Prada, Dwell, Lincoln Automotive, the National Football League, Tag Heuer, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Loews South Beach, Heineken, and others. Gores was the Official Kentucky Derby Artist in 2013.
Derek Gores Gallery is in the Eau Gallie Arts District, EGAD, where he is President of the Board. A passionate connector, Gores curates daring interactive exhibits, often pairing visual art with surprising complements, such as dance, improv, music, theatre, fashion and technology, and always with a grass roots, hands on simplicity. Gores considers this 'mingling of the senses' as key to driving innovation in Brevard.
Christopher Maslow is a Miami-based fine artist whose creative practice centers primarily around painting and sculpture. A former Los Angeles resident, Maslow graduated in 2003 from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in product development. He quickly grew into a notable clothing designer and produced for multiple labels in Southern California. A few years into his career as a fashion designer, Maslow found himself gravitating towards street art.
Subsequently, after many years of experimentation with multi-media, Maslow realized a greater calling to fine art. Since his transition onto canvas, Maslow has shown artwork in galleries across the United States and has experienced equal success in curation as well. Maslow has been a resident artist at Viophilia since November 2013, and simultaneously runs a studio-gallery in his hometown of Melbourne, Florida.
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MELBOURNE — A developer proposes to build LaCroix Lofts, a tower housing urban-style industrial lofts and a rooftop bar-tapas restaurant at the former Eau Gallie theater now occupied by Rick's Furniture and Consignment Sales.
MELBOURNE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - There's a lot of beautiful things to see in the growing Eau Gallie Arts District in Brevard County, from oversized murals to innovative art galleries. Now, a first-of-its-kind development is in the works to replace Brevard County's first theater, with a giant stack of industrial shipping containers.
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – There’s a lot of beautiful things to see in the growing Eau Gallie Arts District in Brevard County, from oversized murals to innovative art galleries. Now, a first-of-its-kind development is in the works to replace Brevard County’s first theater, with a giant stack of industrial shipping containers.
LaCroix Lofts would be Eau Gallie's highest-profile project since the Pineapple House condo tower was completed in 2007 New Eau Gallie apartment tower may use shipping containers LaCroix Lofts would be Eau Gallie's highest-profile project since the Pineapple House condo tower was completed in 2007.
MELBOURNE — A pair of Melbourne City Hall boards are backing a taller, larger vision of the Highline apartment complex, which would reshape the downtown skyline at the old Melbourne High site on New Haven Avenue.