With 18 years of restaurateuring in Los Angeles, most notably Cobras and Matadors, Church and State, Potato Chip, and Escuela, Steven Arroyo turns his hat to one of his long time passions; Design, into a new business venture.
His newly opened Pigeon on Beverly Blvd, carries his hand picked vintage home furnishings, found curio, and even his own custom designed pieces. In the few short weeks of being open, the store has already been getting noticed by Design magazines, people who want to collaborate with him, and the many who are intrigued by the diagonal blue and white stipe sign out front who have to stop and find out what’s inside.
I asked Steven to answer a few questions:
What tunes are you listening to right now?
Anything played on 91.5 KUSC. I’m finding classical music to be the most gangster and rock n roll right now.
What things do you like to collect?
I’ve been collecting books, and old bistro chairs since the turn of the century. That’s about it. I’ve been selling the chair collection, but I would never sell a book I only have two of.
How do you describe your style?
What is your most treasured possession?
I have a few pieces of art, and a few pair of boots I really treasure. But the thing I would part with last are photos of my children growing up and my parents growing old.
Pigeon is located at 7613 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 firstname.lastname@example.org