For the past year, Seth Hunter of Toll Gate Revival has been showing and selling his vintage finds from his North Side studio. But soon this salvage and supply company will be setting up shop on Butler Street.
Picking (and preserving) the Rust Belt
You see, Seth is a picker and self-proclaimed vagabond. He’s preserving Pittsburgh’s past with every Rust Belt relic he procures. Having grown up on a farm in Washington County, in an area with abundance of barns ripe with collectables, Seth started an antiquing business.
With an eye for the eclectic and inroads into the region’s community of collectors, Seth has grown Toll Gate into a popular supplier of carefully curated, vintage decor and reclaimed materials. Now everyone from designers to contractors and retailers to the everyday collector have made Toll Gate their go-to for hand-picked pieces.
Coming soon: A new storefront & stock list
Before announcing the move to Butler Street, you could only visit Toll Gate’s studio by appointment or during a monthly open. Seth would share studio hours on social media and people would pour in. Going forward, the storefront at 3711 Butler Street will serve as a more consistent retail space and showroom, perfect for displaying an ever-evolving inventory of items picked from abandoned factories, warehouses and barns across the Pennsylvania countryside and along the East Coast.
But the move to a new storefront isn’t Toll Gate’s only noteworthy announcement. When the new space opens (look for a soft launch come October 8), you can expect an expanded stock list that will include several American made brands of home goods, apparel and accessories. One of the brands on display will be Seneca Creek, a Penn Hills based retailer of outdoor inspired merchandise; including shirts, backpacks and leather goods.
The grand opening is set for October 15, complete with eats, drinks and swag from the likes of PGH Taco truck and Atlas Bottleworks & Rowhouse Cinema. In the meantime, keep up with all of the happenings and progress at Toll Gate Revival on Instagram and Facebook.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.