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Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh Designed by LA-Based Brooks + Scarpa Opens

RALEIGH, NC.- Brooks Scarpa’s Contemporary Art Museum officially opened with a catered street festival and black tie event. The project was a result of the collaboration between local firm Clearscapes and LA-based Brooks + Scarpa. Originally a 1927 grocery supply warehouse, a railroad spur (still visible today) runs from the area around the Amtrak station to the structure where groceries were once unloaded. It later served various industrial functions, one of the most recent being a chrome bumper repair shop. Located in Raleigh’s revitalizing Historic Depot District, an unlikely butterfly has emerged from its decades-long cocoon. The historic 1910 two-story brick structure built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and enlarged around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company — and more recently home to longtime occupant