Pickers Cafe Pop-Up Antique Shop at 19 Kenmare

Posted on: October 19th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Aside from periodic ventures like the weeks-running Smoking Series, 19 Kenmare remained forsaken. Not too long ago, however, the corner storefront became permanently temporary. More specifically, nearby perennial pop-up mavens Openhouse Gallery launched an annex location here. And the current installation should have pack rats in a tizzy. Pickers Cafe.

Currently in its second and final week, Pickers Cafe is a run-of-the-mill flea with all sorts of crazy junk and ephemera. Proprietor Paul Gerben tells us his slogan is “no food, great taste.” The inventory reflects the mantra.

Here’s a bit more on Gerben’s endeavor via Openhouse:

Gerben and his Picker Cafe partner Paul Whittle explored estate sales, garage sales and abandoned farms throughout upstate New York, Long Island, Ohio, Connecticut and Vermont to get their hands on all the unique wares. Prices range from $25 to $20,000 and include a Roy Lichtenstein print, old-school scale. soap holders, jugs and jars. “I pick items I personally love that have tons of character and style,” Gerben says.

Pickers Cafe is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm, through Sunday. Thereafter, the concept changes again but Gerben told us he’ll be back with the antiques soon thereafter.

Recent Stories

RIP TAYlOR SWIFT by CHICO LES
Chico & La Petite Mort Say ‘RIP Taylor Swift’ with New Mural on Orchard Street

Chico spent his last night in town painting a gate on Orchard Street, before heading south for the winter. And it’s timely. The new mural – sprayed onto the exterior of La Petite Mort – skewers Taylor Swift and her role as “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City. “RIP Taylor Swift,” reads the artwork, […]

grinch-roast-beast
Katz’s Deli Teams Up With The Grinch To Serve a ‘Roast Beast’ Sandwich This Holiday Season

Katz’s Deli is ringing in the holidays by joining forces with one of the season’s most nefarious, misunderstood characters – the Grinch. Owner Jake Dell is crafting a limited edition sandwich for their holiday menu – that of the “Roast Beast” variety. No word yet on if they’ve locked down the cartoon or Jim Carey for the […]

finebb
Fineline Tattoo Has an ‘All Hallow’s Eve Tattoo Party’ with $31 Tatts Today

For the year’s on the turn, and it’s All Souls’ night, When the dead can yearn and the dead can smite. -Edith Wharton What frightens you on All Hallow’s Eve night? Clowns? Ghosts? Zombies? How about needles? Good, today is your chance to be scared at Fineline Tattoo (21 1st Avenue). Samhain, All Souls’ Night, All Hallow’s […]

jarmulowsky-response
Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Conversion Issued Full Stop-Work Order After ‘Concrete Incident’

Conversion of the landmark Jarmulowsky Bank Building to shi-shi hotel hit a major roadblock this week. As we first reported, scaffolding came loose from 54 Canal Street early Monday morning. Apparently pressure from recently-poured concrete atop the 1912 Beaux Arts-style structure caused the ironwork to dislodge, endangering everyone in the immediate vicinity. An estimate five yards of […]

134bowerysite
Sale of Five Bowery Properties for $45M Threatens Its Rich Cultural History

Yesterday afternoon, we broke the blockbuster news that five historically significant buildings on the Bowery were sold as a package deal for $45 million. While still unconfirmed, it’s rumored that the buyer is John Young of Emmut Properties. Luxury living is allegedly planned for the 75,000 square-feet of buildable real estate, whether through rentals or […]