Minas Konsolas is closing his art gallery in Hampden after 22 years, but he's not retiring his paint brushes.
"I'm going to my new chapter as a full-time painter," said Konsolas, 60, who runs Minas Gallery and Boutique, 815 W. 36th St., with his wife, Peggy, and also has an art studio in his house behind Saints Philip and James Catholic Church in Charles Village.
He said he is not closing immediately, however, and is in negotiations with a nearby antiques dealer, whom he would not name, to buy the building and the business.
The gallery, gift shop and community events space with its green awning has been a fixture on The Avenue for the past decade. For 12...