The soon-to-be-spiffed-up temporary home of the Speed staff

We’ll have to bake them some brownies …

This afternoon officials at the Speed Museum confirmed in a press release what Insider Louisville reported yesterday: they will move their staff– temporarily– to NuLu in April. The staff will occupy the second floor of 822 E. Market street, a building that is owned by Gill and Augusta Holland. It’s possible that the museum’s programming department will utilize the storefront on the first floor for some special events.

In the press release, Lisa Resnik, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Interim Director for the Speed Art Museum, says:

While we hoped that we would not have to move, construction is infringing on the office space, making it a difficult working environment. Finding a unique and viable space in the NuLu area, not only provides a safe environment for staff to work, but allows us to have a physical location to do programming such as youth and family workshops, First Friday Trolley Hops, film series, and potentially gallery space.

The Speed is currently closed until September 2015 as it undergoes a radical expansion and renovation that includes a new building, an art park, and a public piazza.

The staff move– and the potential of a Speed storefront– is exciting news for the neighborhood.