Happy Weekend, Happy Fall

Friday’s post comes to you all a little late today, as the last day of summer has made the computer a tad unappealing.  Sure enough, we do wish you the best, though, as we move into the Fall season.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

– We’ve been talking a lot about the commercial activity on Foster lately.  Whether it’s encouraging you to support local businesses, or just reporting on what’s new along the commercial corridor.  Well, as we’ve mentioned already, Save A Lot is closing, and it appears the Dollar Tree will be joining it, too, along with the neighboring laundromat.  Sadly, a little further west, the Bad Apple will be joining them.  However, not all is doom and gloom, and some of the closings present more opportunity.  N.W.I.P.A. is still very much a new business, and they appear to be doing well.  A karate studio is opening in the same complex as Red Castle games, too, and there are rumors of a bakery across from Save A Lot near the sewing machine shop.  And…as someone pointed out, and I just noticed myself,we now have a Sleep World, which finally fills the empty space next to 7-11.  Yes, we’re still waiting for more, but change is happening.

– Speaking of commercial activity, the folks behind the Foster the Phoenix movement remain busy.  You can read more about the state of the building in Steve Beaven’s article in the Oregonian.  Oh, and for those looking forward to the open house and sale this weekend, it’s been postponed a week to coincide with Fun on Foster next week.

–  Yep, Fun on Foster is next week.  Be there.

– Like bagels?  Need ’em by the half dozen?  Bar Carlo has you covered…made in house.

– Live music tonight at Gemini, as always: Precious Darlings and Big Monti Amundson.  And…new to the live music scene and stretching the nighttime vibe further along Foster, N.W.I.P.A. hosts the acoustic sounds of Crooked Toad and friends tonight starting around 8 pm.

Have a good weekend, y’all.  Feel free to share any other neighborhood goings on.

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4 Responses to Happy Weekend, Happy Fall

  1. kurtwsommer@gmail.com says:

    Hey everybody in FOPO-land, My name is Kurt and thanks to this website I found out about Sav A Lot and Dollar Store going out of business. I emailed someone at NewSeason about the space at 68th and Foster and how great the area is. I received and email back the next day saying that the FOPO is on their radar and that these letter/emails help motivate their development team on where new stores should go. I was thinking if more of us emailed him, they really get the idea. Here is his Email

    Good luck,
    Go FoPo
    Don’t Stop Believe’n

  2. Michael kelleher says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of the two discount stores. A new grocery store would be great.

  3. beccapollard says:

    I recently emailed New Seasons and got a similar response. I also just emailed Market of Choice and Zupan’s (they seem to only open stores in more upscale areas, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to try).

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