Mark Pedersen, who ran Dr. Tongue’s 3D House of Collectible Toys on lower Burnside from 1993 to 2005, will be opening a re-imagined version of the store, Dr. Tongue’s I Had That Shoppe, in the Roseway neighborhood later this month.
The store will be next to Papa Murphy’s at 7129 N.E. Fremont St., in the space formerly occupied by Adorable Doo’s Dog Wash.
Pederson had planned on opening for April Fool’s Day – which would have been the ten-year anniversary of the closing of his previous store – but is now shooting for mid-April.
“Over the years, I have run into many old friends and customers that have told me my store still lives on in their memories,” Pederson said. “The legend of Dr. Tongue’s has survived. The collectible community has grown and expanded and I feel it is time to re-launch Dr. Tongue’s into the next decade.”