Orchard Supply Hardware is opening a new location in Portland's historic Hollywood Bowl Building, with a grand opening celebration beginning this May 16.
"Portland's community values, pride in ownership and strong do-it-yourself mentality are ideals that Orchard Supply Hardware has embodied for nearly 85 years," said president Bob Tellier. "Growing in Oregon was a natural step for us -- we were thrilled to bring stores to Beaverton and Tigard in 2013, and look forward to becoming an active member of NE Portland's Hollywood neighborhood."
[Orchard Supply was named Retailer of the Year at the Golden Hammer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Read article here.]
The new store, located at 4030 N.E. Halsey Street, marks Orchard Supply's third Oregon location.
It occupies 40,000 sq. ft., the equivalent of one city block near the Hollywood Transit Center and MAX station.
Its design also features throwbacks to the old bowling alley site, including wood from original lanes. Local artist Loey Hargrove also painted a custom mural to reflect the local community.
"Over the past few months, the Portland-Hollywood store team has loved getting to know our surrounding community," said Zesiger. "The 69 associates from the area have helped all of us to get to know the neighborhood, and we're looking forward to continuing to create relationships here over the coming years."
The grand opening ceremony will kick off a weekend-long celebration beginning at 6:30 a.m. on the 16th, with door giveaways, live entertainment and prizes to boot: the first 100 people in line will receive a $25 gift card, and the first 500 customers in the store will get a canvas shopping tote.
A ribbon-cutting, led by store manager Jeff Zesiger, will take place at 6:55 a.m. Zesiger will also present the store's local charity partner, Friends of Trees, with a $5,000 donation.
"It's been a pleasure working with Jeff and his team over the past several months to help Orchard Supply Hardware establish roots in the community," said Andy Meeks, Friends of Trees' development manager. "OSH's commitment to helping their neighbors aligns with and directly supports Friends of Trees' work in bringing members of nearby neighborhoods together to plant street and yard trees together. We look forward to partnering with them for many years to come."