Sticking around the city for Memorial Day? After plenty of “unofficial” shop rides we’re putting this one on the calendar. Come one, come all. Just make sure you show up with a full tank of gas.
Two weeks ago a good customer of Union Garage set out for San Francisco on his 1979 Moto Guzzi 850T3. Mr. John Pomeroy packed light: one side case full of vodka (work related), another case full of cocktail making implements, and a small backpack for clothes and sundries. It looks like he’s been having a hell of a time from all the updates he’s sent, so we thought we’d write him a letter.
In order to build out our new web store with something more than just the sterile, supplied studio images we decided to stage our own photo shoot while test-riding samples of some of the new jackets we’ll be carrying this winter. We got a solid crew to rally for an early morning meet that started with bad coffee, followed with hog-tying a photographer to the back of an SUV for some open-hatch hot laps on the Brookyn-Queens Expressway, and miraculously ended without a single moving violation from the NYPD.
It’s true. We are officially open for business. Just ask “The Google.”
Start with some 100-year-old floor joists. Chainsaw to length. Plane down to fresh edges all around, sacrificing a few saw blades to rusted out pre-WWI square framing nails. Sand liberally and oil to a shine. Then add some steel, sweat and liberal amounts of swearing on installation, and voila: bombproof shelving for the new space.
Anyone looking to have gold leaf laid onto a glass storefront in New York City will soon find that all roads lead to Jerry Pagane’s Lower East Side home studio. He’s the last of a dying breed and he treated our new storefront to a 24-karat Italian gold facelift.