Month: July 2008

N’ the Cut

N’ the Cut barbershop opened about a week ago at 3609 NE MLK. The property is owned by Danny and Virginia Hankins, and managed by Broadus Realty, operated by James Broadus. Broadus Realty has opened up an office in the back of the building, and seeks to rent out the space adjacent to N’ the Cut (at 3611).

The building to the left of N’ the Cut in this picture, 3601 NE MLK, was purchased by Chester Johnson last year for $30,000 and is zoned for a restaurant, according to portlandmaps.com.

belly.

‘belly’ opened this month in the Fremont Building (Fremont & MLK), in the space formerly occupied by Terroir.  The Oregonian quotes one of the co-owners (without specifying which one),  Cameron and Linda Addy, thus: “We wanted to give it a lived-in feel,” Addy says. “We decorated the space as if it were our home and we were having Portland over for a dinner party.”

belly’s menu (available on belly’s website) is rather meat-heavy, so it’s unlikely that I’ll be stopping by other than on one of my very occasional meat-eating days, but I did stop in and introduce myslf to co-owner Linda Addy.  She told me that she hopes to work with the owners of Alu in hopes of stirring up some neighborhood-themed cross-promotion.

Fernando Auto Repair, again.

This picture from a couple of months ago doesn’t show you the fun, bright yellow building that F.A.R. used until recently; it does show you the ‘for sale’ sign which only briefly appeared on the shop’s fencing.  I’m posting this photo to note that when I walked by the shop last week, there was a bill from the City of Portland ripped open and stuck in the fencing – a water bill for four thousand dollars.

Signs, part 2.

A cricket wireless sign… but no cricket wireless store. There’s a cricket store at Weidler and MLK – according to a disinterested salesperson there, a cricket store did briefly exist in the parking lot behind this sign.

What *is* in the parking lot, attached to the Alladat clothing store, is a melange of different things: Exclusive Shoes and Clothing, operated out of a shed; space where you can have your car hand washed; and Mecca Fish and Chips, seen in the cart in the center of the photo above. To its left is a cart with a television mounted in its side.