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Life & Work with Glen Steigelman & Steve Halterman of Joshua Tree

Today we’d like to introduce you to Glen Steigelman & Steve Halterman.

Hi Glen & Steve, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
We bought a little cabin in Joshua Tree back in 2004 and started going out every weekend to work on it. In town there was this 40″s gas station that was a mechanic shop, tire shop then abandoned…we loved the building. It sat empty, except for a flock of pigeons living in it, for a couple of years then one day it was for sale. We were able to pull our shit together and buy it, our friends thought we were crazy, I mean real crazy. Spent the next couple of years giving it the TLC it desperately needed and even added on a giant steel canopy and enclosed patio. We had no master plan at the time, just knew we wanted to save the building and bring it back to life. Eventually, we started renting it for photoshoots and private events then opened our shop in Apr 2018. It was important that the shop reflected what we loved and let us be creative in a retail world which was so new to us. We fill it with rad vintage records, we design our merch, work & collab w artists we love and with brands we admire…it’s so much fun and we meet the best people all day long.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It’s been a pretty smooth ride just took way longer than we expected to get up and running. Banks don’t like old gas stations so we had to do the work as we could afford it, and it took time to save up for some of the bigger things.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Our day job is set design & props but The Station has been our canvas for real creativity. We are constantly searching, collecting and creating rad objects to add to our space and always working on art and ideas for new things for the shop. When you look at a before and after of the work we did, you can see why we are so proud of what we created.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
Being located in Joshua Tree the Park and the Desert bring amazing creative people out to our little town, looking for art, music and a great ‘trip’ so I think we will always have a place in that crowd. We just want to keep creating/ finding what we love and surrounding ourselves with people that inspire us.

Contact Info:

  • Email: inquiry@thestationjoshuatree.com
  • Website: www.thestationjoshuatree.com
  • Instagram: @thestationjoshuatree
  • Facebook: The Station Joshua Tree


Image Credits:

Illustration by Matt J Adams, IG @mattjadamsart

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