Jason Lenox and his longtime partner Matt Taylor were two Mambo Taxis into a three-Mambo experience at Taco Diner last March when they noticed a space for lease in the Plaza at Preston Center. As the owner of high-end rustic furniture showroom Anteks, Lenox had been thinking about doing something smaller-scale. So he began talking to the landlord, and by July, he had signed a lease and set about creating a special space: Anteks Curated.
For the last 10 months, he’s been stocking up on unusual and hard-to-find items to fill the 2,000-square-foot space—canoe paddles, sportswear and accessories from Filson, Pendleton sportswear and blankets, Faribault Woolen Mill Co wool blankets, belt buckles by Clint Orms, vintage items, and so much more. Lenox says that he’s had fun putting the merchandise together, and his selection process is simple: “Everything here is something that I would own or give as a gift.”