In March, James “Blest” Weter and Sarah King will move PDX Gold Dust, their housewares and home decor shop, from it’s current 320-square-foot location at 3012 N.E. Alberta St. to a larger 1000-square-foot space at 1476 N.E. Alberta St., roughly 15 blocks west in the Alberta Arts district. The new location, previously an appointment-only tattoo parlor called Emporium 1476, is half a block from King’s home and includes a back patio which the partners will use to expand their garden design business.
Weter and King specialize in curated, vintage pieces, sustainable design and locally made goods, including reclaimed wood furniture and rebuilt and redesigned lighting and chandeliers. They opened the original shop near the Alberta Rose Theater just under a year ago and are now repeating the process of meticulously preparing their new space. A grand opening celebration is planned and the date will be announced later this month.
“With the larger space, we’ll be focusing more effort on our true loves of interior design and garden design,” said King. “The additional space will allow us to increase our focus on sustainability and locally-sourced materials. In our current space, I’d say roughly 52 percent of our inventory is now locally-sourced and we’ll be looking to improve on that ratio in the bigger shop.” The new shop will be open the same hours, seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, call 503-288-4610 or visit www.pdxgolddust.com.