Clogs-N-More operates a few locations in the Portland area. Last May, they had to close their Hawthorne location after 20 years on that street. Many of their regular customers live in Montavilla, and moving to the other side of Mt. Tabor was a logical choice, according to Julia with Clogs-N-More.
The back portion of the shopfront will house a separate business, providing made-to-order pottery. That business is making use of the former Pottery Fun infrastructure but will not be open to the public initially.
Julia commented that Montavilla has some of the feeling Hawthorne had two decades ago and is happy to join the neighborhood. They had initially wanted the former Collective Agency space next door, however that space rented quickly. Fortunately the pottery company wanted to share their space, allowing Clogs-N-More to move into the building.
All the new businesses taking hold in recently vacated spaces is a good sign for Stark Street. Short term vacancy is an indication that Montavilla has maintained its reputation as a supportive location for small businesses.
Opening dates for Clogs-N-More should become public next month and look for construction to start soon. When open, they will use the old Hawthorne location’s phone number 503-770-0842. Until then, they have an online store with free delivery in Portland.