Westmoreland's "Iron Horse Building" at 6024 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, site of the former iconic restaurant of the same name, is now a small business venue – and it is continuing to attract new shops.The newest business space open in the building houses two home décor providers: Westmoreland Little Rituals, owned by Hannah Villanueva and Jessica Doss; teamed up with Variegated Vines, owned by Vanessa Vandervort and Cassandra Leung. They share one unit in the building.
Potted plants – and a cheerful doormat proclaiming "Be Kind" with an over-arching rainbow – welcome visitors at the entrance of the 600-sq-ft space. The small, bright shop offers a variety of home goods and gift items. "We carry a selection of cards, and gift-shop, apothecary, and self-care items," discloses Villanueva. "We also carry art, ceramics, jewelry, candles, plants, plant pots, and plant care products, all of which will brighten your home or office."Villanueva tells THE BEE, "We're open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., but we're closed on Sundays and Mondays. You can also shop online anytime: www.little-rituals.com – or at www.variegatedvines.com"
The Iron Horse Properties building still has a small number of vacant storefront openings, since Yoga Riot has now moved on from the site. If you're interested in exploring the empty units, telephone owner John Farley at 503/704-5674.
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