“Found on The Hill”- Purveyor of Found Objects – Opens Saturday Near Eastern Market
by Larry Janezich
The latest venture of Ari Gejdenson, founder of Mindful Restaurant Group (Acqua AL 2, Ghibellina, Harry black, Sotto, and Denson) is the marketing of a collection of curious items and furniture originally purchased as design and aesthetic elements for the restaurant group.
“Found on the Hill” opens at 11:00am on Saturday, September 24, at 323 7th Street, SE – a space occupied until recently by Criston Mize’s custom furniture design and construction outlet, “septcarrés septième rue” (Seven Squares Seventh Street). That venture was also the brainchild of Gejdenson, and the reason for the transition from “septcarres” to the new venture is not entirely clear, though the assertion that “Found” will market made-to-order items hints at a continuing relationship.
A press release from the Mindful Restaurant Group notes, “The store is a mix of ‘found’ objects, think vintage fans, old radios, and unique lighting fixtures, and pre-owned furniture, as well as some made to order items. Many of the chairs, bar stools and such from the restaurants are made specifically for them, and can be produced on a made-to-order basis for homes as well.”
For now, “Found” will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-6pm.
For the CHC post on “septecarres” see here: http://bit.ly/2bvRQyj