Tag Archives: Plush

After two-month hiatus, Apple Green returns

3 Jun

Dani Correa is excited about being a little closer to heaviest downtown foot traffic.

Dani Correa, above, and her business partner, Cheryl Wilson, closed their Apple Green store this spring, with hopes of re-opening in time for summer.

Voila, they’re baaaack. Dani says they got the doors open at their new spot on Monday, May 31, and had a healthy surge of shopper activity. That was the reason for moving east from the 400 block of Oak, to get closer to the heaviest downtown foot traffic. So far, so good.

Apple Green is at 110 Oak, the former home to Plush.

Apple Green to … resurface in former Plush space

12 May

Building owner Tom Wood said he had a hot candidate for his space at 110 Oak, formerly occupied by Plush Bed & Bath. And Cheryl Wilson and Dani Correa told me when they closed down Apple Green at its former location in the 400 block of Oak that they hoped to re-open by summer “somewhere closer to 2nd and Oak.”

Let it be so. Wood has leased the former Plush space to Wilson and Correa, who intend to re-open Apple Green by the end of May. Just in time for hordes of summer shoppers, intent on lining their home shelves with decorative items that celebrate the gardening life, though one can’t quite imagine the yard implements at Apple Green ever actually touching, you know, dirt.

Welcome back, ladies. Hope this is the location to beat all locations.

Discover Bicycles will move, probably in November

12 Aug

A recent fixture at the corner of Oak and Second, Discover Bicycles and newish owners Kurt and Ali Buddendeck have abandoned hope of renegotiating their lease and will pull up stakes this fall.

The new location? The former home of Plush, the old Van Meter furniture building at State and Third streets. Buddendeck has had it under lease for awhile, and considered subletting it if he could get better terms where he is. Apparently not to happen.

That leaves some big gaps on Oak Street. Plush, as you may know, is shutting down later this summer — the ads in the paper confirm what the rumors have said for awhile. And North Cheatham is still looking for tenants — two at the ground level — for the space once occupied by former partner Carrie Nelson’s Annz Panz.

And lest we forget, Doug’s is for sale. Tell me the recession isn’t putting the hammer down.

Looking for some cool space to rent?

1 Aug

Colt Listing Service has the gig, but I thought I’d share word that Tom Wood, who with his wife Holly owns and runs the two Taco del Mar outlets in Hood River and The Dalles, also is looking for a tenant in his dandy loft space above Plush and the taco store.

You may have seen all the work just to the west of Plush, where Wood installed an elevator and stairway to the 4,500 square feet of upstairs space. Another stairway on the east side provides secondary fire escape.

It’s a big space, and you can have it all, if you want. Or half. Tom told me today that he would be open to splitting it, which would mean you could have the front — overlooking Oak — or the back, with a river view … if you could figure out how to open some windows in that wall that backs onto the roof of Pietro’s Pizza.

Take the space as if for $1.10 sf. Basic improvements would bump the rent to $1.25 sf. And the Cadillac treatment takes it to $1.50 sf. On 2,000 sf (half the total), that puts you downtown with a doorfront on Oak, for up to $3,000 a month.

Interested? Call Tom Wood at 380-0562. See more details at the Colt listing.