In August 2001, TriBeach Holdings, LLC, opened floors six through eleven of 129 Lafayette Street in Manhattan as the site for a temporary exhibition. Curators were each given a floor of the building with which to work. The exhibition, entitled GZ:01, was staged to raise visibility of this vacant building for real estate purposes. Formerly functioning as a large, multi-story community center and business network for the local Chinese community, 129 Lafayette Street was regarded as a prime location for extending SoHo’s gallery scene into a new area.
Fei Dar Bakery is located on the ground floor of an adjacent two-story building at 191 Centre Street. The bakery is one of the most popular Chinese pastry shops and also functions as a meeting place for many young Chinese neighborhood residents.
For the opening reception of the exhibition, Fei Dar Bakery provided pastries so gallery-goers could taste what they were smelling. Throughout the duration of the show, Fei Dar received a steady flow of customers who had visited the gallery.