Broward News

Artist Independent Republic: A Major New Arts Complex For West Palm Beach?

For some time now, a massive, three-story building at 2119 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, formerly the site of Ragtops Antique Car Showroom and Museum, has been undergoing a sweeping renovation. Virtually every square inch of its space has been repaired, redone, patched and freshly painted.

The project's mastermind, who, coyly, gives his name only as "Leo," says he has a vision, to transform this 1927 building on a forlorn stretch of asphalt into a regional arts landmark, anchoring an arts district in the city's south end.

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