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Biz Buzz: Change of scenery for two galleries

Two Cambria art galleries are changing how they do business and moving out of their current locations.

The ECR Gallery (an abbreviation for “Every Cowboy’s Ranchhouse”) was in what’s known as the Blue House at 2261 Center St. in Cambria’s West Village for about 10 years. It closed Friday, according to owner Linda Finley.

She’ll be continuing business, opening a new gallery called Suite 1 in the Marina Square complex on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay, and she will expand her website operations at ecrgallery.com and mikesplayingwithfire.com.

Twenty years ago, in December 1991, Sally Seago opened her Gallery by the Sea at 6100 Moonstone Beach Drive. She’s moving into a new studio space in the backyard of her Cambria home, where she’ll continue to paint, teach her growing number of students and sell art by appointment.

A closing sale will continue through most of this month, likely to Jan. 29. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays.

Seago can be reached at 927-9444 or 927-5644 and online at www.seago-gallery.artistwebsites.com.

Both owners leased their gallery spaces. No immediate word on replacement tenants was available.

— Bert Etling Law firm involved in winery sale

Andre, Morris & Buttery represented Justin Winery in its recent sale to Los Angeles billionaire Stewart Resnick, whose holdings include FIJI Water, Teleflora and POM Wonderful.

The sale included 82 acres of grapes, a bed-and-breakfast and all winery operations. The winery sold for an undisclosed amount.

Winery founders Deborah and Justin Baldwin will continue to oversee operations and live in their home on the 160-acre site in west Paso Robles.

— Stacy Daniel

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