Tag: 7323 NE Glisan

Large Glisan Property for Sale

The owners of a three warehouse property in Montavilla have listed it for sale. The roughly “T” shaped property has entrances on NE 74th Ave, NE 73rd Ave, and NE Glisan Street. County records show this property last sold to its current owners less than a year ago, in November 2020.

Located at 521 NE 74th Ave, 530 NE 73rd Ave, and 7323 NE Glisan Street, each building has an address on different streets. The 14,622 square feet of warehouse space fills most of the 22,420 square-foot lot. Rose City Mustang leases 9,622 square feet of the northern two buildings. The NE Glisan Street building most recently housed TriTech Bikes and is currently vacant.

521 NE 74th Ave

Groups interested in purchasing this property should contact George Slevin with Kidder Mathews real estate at george.slevin@kidder.com or 503-313-5011

530 NE 73rd Ave

Bike Shop Move Signals Trouble on Glisan

After nearly three years on NE Glisan Street, TriTech Bikes moved out of Montavilla. A relentless series of break-ins, vandalization, and assaults pushed this business out of the neighborhood. Its departure could become the first in a wave of area shops relocating to better parts of Portland or closing down permanently.

TriTech Bikes owner Dylan Carrico-Rogers grew up around NE Glisan and wanted to be part of its revival. His shop, formerly located at 7323 NE Glisan Street, occupied a transitioning section of Glisan across from the Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge. Before the pandemic, despite challenges, the area was on its way to becoming a walkable business corridor. 

Within the last 18 months, Carrico-Rogers experience three break-ins, two nearby shootings, property destruction, and biohazardous waste all over the property. After losing $25,000 to theft, TriTech Bikes’ insurance premium increased by 150%, with the insurer threatening to terminate coverage if it happened again.

In a phone interview, Carrico-Rogers expressed how disappointed he is in the neighborhood support systems. According to Carrico-Rogers, he reached out to his landlord after each break-in but found them unsupportive and incapable of securing the building. The Portland police failed to patrol the area after months of sustained burglary and violence surrounding his shop. Even when an unlicensed and uninsured motorist totaled his vehicle parked out front, police officers let the person drive on due to insufficient resources.

Carrico-Rogers felt ignored by a local business association that he saw as focuses on Stark Street. By his assessment, the community is mishandling Portland’s problems and unwilling to voice a collective outcry for help.

He pointed to the community’s excessive empathy for the houseless as contributing to open drug use, public defecation, and increased larceny. He admits he reached a breaking point but cautions the neighborhood that he is not alone. 

According to Carrico-Rogers, other business owners he spoke to on NE Glisan, from NE 67th to 82nd Ave, are also looking to move. He explained that those who owned their buildings would keep the property but shutter the business. People working in the area see a future where NE Glisan is build up like inner SE Division Street. However, they know that transformation is five or ten years away. Carrico-Rogers explained that no business could survive what the area has become, waiting for things to improve.

TriTech Bikes new location at 2622 SE 25th Ave

Daily life has vastly improved for Carrico-Rogers and TriTech Bikes staff. They relocated to SE Clinton Street in a single-story shopfront located at 2622 SE 25th Ave, Suite A. Now positioned in an active commercial area closer to the city center, things are safer and calmer. Now they can focus on supporting customers and recovering the losses suffered over the last year and a half. 

UPDATE – The opinions of the subject interviewed in this story do not represent the perspective of Montavilla News.