RE:find, at 437 Northampton Street, is an Easton treasure that is owned by Ron Susser (pictured) and his partner Jon Clark, the artistic director of the store. I asked Ron what people will find when they come in:
"Surprises! You never know what you're going to see. We have lots of one-of-a-kind items; we utilize reclaimed materials: glass, steel, I-beams, foundry patterns from Bethlehem Steel, wood from the Bernie Stadium in Allentown, for example. And we also have items that we have gathered from all offer the world: we have teak from Indonesia that's been reclaimed from housing that's defunct but made into beautiful things of high style. (He points behind me) You're now standing right near an underground storage tank which is a dining room table, a unique dining room table; you usually don't see a dining room table with an intake valve. Upholstered furniture is all-new, but sustainably sourced--we're very proud of our resource and we do a lot of custom work with local artists. Our furniture is made by museum quality fabricators."
"Tell me about your downstairs gallery."
"There's an art show that changes usually every month. During the summer we had an exception: We had an outsider art show and that was up for two months. It was very well-received. So, there are things for your home that can be given as gifts and things to make life delightful."
These are the stories of the people of Easton, PA