Thank you SPRINGFIELD!! What a weird time we’re going through. We closed our store for ten weeks and I wasn’t sure what was going to happen when we reopened. That truly was the scariest part of being gone, the not knowing if anyone would come back to our store or even still have a job and expendable income. Well, I can truly tell you that at our biggest day of the year was the very first day that we reopened. Not only did you show up ready to buy some stuff but brought gifts and my favorite, wine. It’s been different, and weird but we’re adapting and still want to offer cute merchandise that we would put in our own house to you, our friends and customers. I’m much better at updating everyone on Facebook or Instagram so when you get a second please follow us. Thanks again everyone for all of your support, WE’RE STILL HERE!!!!
Chuck and Alice were my grandparents. Back in the 1930’s they lived just blocks away on first street before they were bought out to put in apartments and what is now Meadow Park. In September of 1938 they were married at the Ebbert Methodist church on 6th and C. They moved up to Cedar Flat and raised four boys that all went to Thurston High. I am one of the many grandchildren and named the shop after them to pay tribute to a great Springfield Oregon love story.
I'm Christopher on the left and my partner of 30+ years is Michael on the right. I was born at McKenzie Willamette right here in Springfield Oregon. I grew up on Camellia St in springfield, just off of 42nd. I attended Mt. Vernon, Springfield Middle and Thurston High. I met Michael back in the 80's at the ‘new’ Safeway, I was a bag boy. He was here dancing for the Eugene Ballet Company. How we met has a good version and one that doesn't make me look as good, I only tell that story after a few cocktails. Michael was raised mostly in Seattle but spent almost every summer with his grandparents in Sutherlin/Oakland area. We have lived a few different places since, including LA but Portland is where we spent most of our time. I worked non stop for several different retailers helping set up and open multiple stores in the Portland area. Michael and I have talked for years about me going out on my own and opening my own store and after our move back to Springfield we felt like this is as good a time as ever. I am the one that will be running the shop but we are basically co-owners. I look forward to meeting everyone that chooses to stop by and take a look and connecting with some old friends. Stop by and say hi, maybe we even open a bottle of wine along the way.
I have a flair for the unusual and unique. I'm doing my best to set up a boutique that doesn't look similar to other stores in the city. I'm also trying to ensure that what you buy at my shop won't be seen in one of those large cooperation big box stores. I will do my best to only sell things that I would want in my own home or to give as a gift. It's actually been pretty hard to put this stuff up for sell already as I want the stuff that I've bought. And guys, it's not just for women. You won't have to wait outside and stare at your phone, come on in and look around.
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136 South 6th Street, Springfield, Oregon 97477, United States