We’ll first take the ‘addition by subtraction’ philosophy here. If you buy it, simply getting rid of the used car dealership would be worth the money. You know, if you had money to burn, that is.
But if you do buy it, we’ll take the ‘addition by addition’ philosophy, too. That’s because we’re greedy. We want to see a brew pub there. Or a parklet. Even affordable housing. Or, gasp, a small grocery store. Or something to compliment the Portland Mercado across the street. Anything, really.
If you can’t buy, though, there’s space for rent a few blocks west. And you’d be able to call the Portland Ketchup Company, Cafe Red and Red Castle Games neighbors. (You’d be able to call Plaid Pantry and the Gold/Silver exchange neighbors, too, but we’ll ignore that for now.) Consider the options for a minute. All in close proximity, you have a fairly vibrant nighttime bar scene, a coffee shop, a poppin’ brunch spot, game store, burgeoning theater, other music venues and restaurants, a park, shared office space, and a fancy shmancy bottle shop. That alone is almost worth the $1300/month the landlord’s asking. On top of that, you get 1100 square feet to do something wonderful on Foster. Clothing and antique shop? Produce market? Arts and crafts store?
So who’s looking to start their own business?