Buy Local: JP General will feature goods made here at new store
An Ashcreek couple is making their debut in retail at the corner of Southwest Capitol Highway and 36th Avenue in Multnomah Village this month.
Jay Quiggle and Peter-Tolin Baker have been working all summer to transform the 1,300-square-foot former site of the import shop Deysa into a store that sells a variety of items made by locals.
JP General, as the store will be called, is at 7868 S.W. Capitol Highway. Its opening will be scheduled sometime in September. This is their first store.
Co-owners and founders Quiggle and Tolin
Baker are venturing into the merchant sector after working in the creative sector for companies like Vogue, Revlon and Stella Artois in San Francisco, New York and Tokyo. They will "bring lifelong interests and experience in retail, design and client services to the launch of JP General," according to a press release.
"As local residents and business owners we love Multnomah Village," Baker is quoted as saying. "We're happy to be a part of its ongoing success."
Adds Quiggle: "We look forward to showcasing the talented artists of Portland and the Pacific Northwest and being another good reason to shop Multnomah Village."
JP General will feature products from local providers Clay Factor Ceramics and Red Pig Garden Tools. The store also will carry glassware from Gary Bodker Designs, dog toys and accessories from House Dogge, jewelry from Hannah Naomi and leather accessories from Wooly Made.
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