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All Lamb's and Bales stores, including Palisades, will be closed by Oct. 19 according to store officials

PMG FILE PHOTO - Palisades Market Place on McVey Avenue will close by Oct. 19, store officials confirmed. The Palisades Market Place on McVey Avenue in Lake Oswego will be closed by Oct. 19, store officials confirmed Wednesday.

Palisades is one of four locations owned by Bales and Lamb's Market Place, which is a subsidiary of Signature Northwest, LLC. According to the officials, all four locations — one in Aloha, two in Portland and the one in Lake Oswego — will close.

While Oct. 19 is the deadline for the four stores to be closed, it is not yet clear when the Lake Oswego Palisades will shut its doors. Store employees were informed of the impending closure Tuesday evening.

The Bales Marketplace chain purchased Palisades from Lamb's Markets in 2015. At that point, Bales owned and operated six stores with around 450 employees.

Earlier this year, Palisades announced a "store reset" as more than 1,600 items were discontinued while around 900 new ones were added — many of which were organic or specialty items.

At that time, Palisades officials said the reset was intended to reduce waste and bring in new customers.

Roots Gather and Give

Derek and Katie Abbott, owners and founders of Roots Gather and Give, had been granted space at a reduced rental rate within Palisades to run their nonprofit taproom.

"We went through three store directors in three months," said Katie Abbott. "They had supplied food for our Trivia Nights, but stopped due to 'vendor issues.' Our eyes were opened, but we didn't feel any urgency. So we don't have a plan it.

"There will be a stop in service, and we will have to be out sooner than the store closure date. Keep watching our Facebook page for details."

Abbott said she had already reached out to the Lake Oswego Public Library about hosting their trivia night events, and that the fundraisers scheduled would go on as planned.

"In the meantime we'll have pop-up events and if any one has ideas about space, let us know!" she said.

Abbott can be reached at 503-957-2701 or via the Facebook page at Facebook.com/rootslakeoswego. Sign up for the Roots newsletter on their website, rootslakeoswego.com.

This story will be updated.


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