After 14 years in the neighborhood, Scott Graham’s Wholesome Blends coffee shop at 4615 N.E. Sandy Boulevard in the Hollywood district has closed its doors and brothers Mike and Chris Loar are looking for a new tenant. The Whole Bowl food cart next door to the shop temporarily relocated to the Popina parking lot up the street for a few days, but is now back on the property and open for business. It will most likely remain in place after the main building is tenanted.
The Loar’s mother, Maureen Petersen, is the building’s owner, and the property has been in the family since 1972, when it was home to a dry cleaning business. The building was constructed in 1941 as a Sun Oil service station. Peterson ran her Hollywood Poodle Parlor business out of the space until about 1982, when it became home to a Pizza Hut franchise for roughly ten years. After Pizza Hut moved out, Chris Loar and his wife Renae opened Wholesome Blends in the space and ran the business for a few years before selling it to Graham.
After weighing their options, the family has decided to fix up the property and hold onto it for now. They already have offers from several promising tenants and hope to have someone lined up by February 1.
“I love the family feel of the Hollywood district and I really care about my neighbors,” said Petersen. “We want to get someone in there who will be a good fit for the neighborhood and will help the community to grow and thrive.”
For more information on leasing the property, call Mike Loar at 503-419-7623. For more information on Whole Bowl, visit www.thewholebowl.com.