Who Are We?
The Spruces is Erica Forneret
& Chris Hajek and the wonderful
people whom we're chuffed to
call our friends and family.
If you were to trace our lineage, you'd find us first creating a friendly music and arts venue in
Erica's home town of Los Angeles...
"To call the Outpost a mere music venue undercuts all of the art and general craziness you can find on any given night. It's not a bar, a stage, or an art gallery, it's more of a playground that sits comfortably somewhere in between."
Then we spent a handful of years back in Chris's home town of Chicago, where we got ourselves one of the city's many classic red brick three-flats and dove head first into the addictive money pit of old building ownership. It's at Kimball House in Chicago's historic Logan Square neighborhood where our love of architectural restoration and design really took over.
in Chicago's Logan Square Neighborhood
And that led us here, to The Hudson Valley, to The Great American City of Newburgh, New York, and to The Spruces Estate...
Here we are bringing our passions and our pasts together under one roof -- or two, if you count our little red barn -- to restore and reinvigorate an historic estate and to create a space for music & art, private events, charitable causes, and community gatherings.