On Friday from 6-9 pm, Bernal Heights neighbors are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Secession Art & Design (3235 Mission St.), owned by Eden Stein, leader of the Mission-Bernal Merchants Association.
Stein, who has overseen the association’s role in helping the commercial district recover from the 2016 Cole Hardware fire, is also organizing a crowdfunding campaign.
On her Gofundme page, Stein writes that in the decade since founding Secession, she’s survived rocky times, but “this past year, the transit changes, the fire, politics, and changing retail behaviors have challenged whether or not I can continue to keep my doors open.”
Last week, a burglar attempted to break into the shop, breaking a glass door “which is not covered by insurance,” she noted. As of this writing, she’s raised $2,025 of her $10,000 goal.
On the store’s blog, Stein wrote that she plans to use the funds “to hire one more person to the team, and create an event space in the back gallery with custom reclaimed wood benches, projector screen, and speakers.”
“The sky is the limit for what will happen in the next year,” Stein wrote. “Most important is that I am able to hold onto this beautiful space.”
Secession Art & Design (3235 Mission St.) is open Tuesday to Sunday from noon–7pm.