Popina Swimwear moves to Hollywood…
Popina Swimwear is currently renovating the former Cosmetology College at 2030 N.E. 42nd Ave. as their new headquarters. They will move from their current location at 4831 N.E. 42nd Ave. in late February, according to co-owner Will Levenson. The new digs will be “the largest women’s swimwear store on the West Coast,” he says. In addition to an extensive inventory of styles, and in-house alterations and customizing, the store will have a children’s area with fish tanks and a TV, plus a bar and TV for men, so that women customers can park their families while they shop. A grand opening from 1 to 6 p.m. March 7 will include live music and participation by Dosha Salon, Alaska Airlines, Mt. Hood Meadows and Kona Brewing.
…And so does Atomic Pizza
Jenna Forsley’s Atomic Pizza, the pride of Overlook , will open a second outlet on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, immediately east of the Hollywood Theatre, probably late this month. Watch this space, or that space, for the specifics as well as the mozzarella.
Dove Vivi shares profits
Another pizza parlor, Gavin Blackstock and Delane Harnik’s Dove Vivi at 2727 Northeast Glisan St., decided to share their profits this season of giving, donating 10 percent of their gross receipts to non-profits every weekend in December. One of the beneficiaries, the Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association, reaped nearly $200 from this generosity. Dove Vivi is open from 4 to 10 p.m. daily.
Horn of Africa offers breakfast
Starting this month, Mohammed Yousuf’s Horn of Africa will be offering breakfast from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends. There will be conventional American breakfast items on the menu, but also the less familiar to the more adventurous. 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Pizzicato to host Beaumont-Wilshire sign
Last year company president Tracy Frankel called neighborhood president Al Ellis, told him the company did not feel it needed a large display sign for its outlet at 4217 N.E. Fremont, and offered to make it available as a welcome sign to the neighborhood. The two put together a contest for neighborhood residents to design such a sign. The winner, chosen from among 15 respondents, was Jack Kent, and his artwork should be in place by mid-month. All the contestants will receive gift certificates from Pizzicato.