James Pike and Barbie Moore Pike opened the BJ Moore Gallery at 18 East Blithedale Avenue, Suite 12, in November 2014 in downtown Mill Valley. Courtesy image.

Mill Valley’s newest art gallery was short-lived, as Barbie Moore and James Pike closed the BJ Moore Gallery at 18 East Blithedale Avenue this week. The couple is now seeking someone to take over their lease for the space, which previously was home to Wee Threads, which closed in May 2014

It is with great personal sadness we are closing our gallery, and moving the business out of state,” Barbie Moore wrote in an email. “We feel if we had been able to afford more time to keep ahead of the expenses that eventually it would have been worth staying. As is normal for a new business, and even more so with an art gallery, it takes awhile to build up a following.”

Moore and Pike opened their gallery on the heels of their serendipitous love story.

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