Sunday, March 31, 2019

Thank You to the Community of Sellwood for 7 Awesome Years on SE 13th Ave!

A BIG Thank You to the Sellwood community for 7+ years of 
amazing support at our 7907 SE 13th Street location

Quite a story...
As some of you know, in January of 2012, our SE PDX supply store moved from it's original space on SE Woodstock Blvd,  (where it had opened in May 2008) 
into a lovely little space at 7907 SE 13th.  
The above picture is of our counter, just after opening day on SE 13th, in January 2012.

Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a long-term lease at the SE 13th Street space, and we really desired the security of that.  We began looking for a new location for our Sellwood supply store in the summer of 2017.

We found a lovely retail space,in the Sellwood/Moreland neighborhood, on SE Bybee Blvd. This retail storefront (former home of the Adobe Rose) offered us not only a long-term lease at an affordable price, but also more space and some long-coveted STORAGE!  

We began building this space out in September 2017 and the actual 
"move" took place in November of 2017.  
The picture below is of the outside of our Sellwood art + craft supply store now located at 1634 SE Bybee Blvd.

We needed to live out the lease in our SE 13th St space, and so, decided to create a new store in there for the remainder of our lease term.  We decided to called the "new" store, the collage outlet and transferred all of our clearance items from our 3 art + craft supply stores and our collage annex gift shop there.  

We also stocked the space with "special discounts purchases"  we were able to make from our vendors.  We closed the space for about 2 weeks and re-opened it as the "collage outlet" on the day after Thanksgiving, 2017.

The outlet has been an eclectic mix of products, to say the least.  
Our lease on the space was active through March 31st.  Early in March we started our "moving sale" in hopes to "lighten the load" as we prepped to move the store out of the space.

After the moving sale at the outlet, there was not a lot of merchandise left, but we moved the remnants over to live in a little corner space within our "collage annex" gift shop located at 1607 NE ALBERTA ST.

We will continue to move clearance items from our 
3 art + craft supply stores to that "outlet" corner.


The collage annex is open from 12pm-5pm every day and is located at:
1607 NE ALBERA STREET.
We hope you will come by and visit us there!


Thank you to all who have supported us on SE 13th avenue over the last 7 years!
We so appreciate your business and patronage, and are proud to continue to be 
a part of the Sellwood/Moreland community. 
We hope you will continue to visit us at our 1634 SE Bybee location!