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Apr. 4, 2011 at 7:35am

Gifts Is Gone

I noticed the other day that the little shop with the big, red "Gifts" sign near the corner of 9th and Pacific is empty.

Their windows were always stuffed full of seasonal displays but I personally never went in. Nevertheless, though I certainly didn't help, it's never initially positive to see a newly empty storefront downtown. Here's to hoping something new fills and activates the place soon!

comments [14]  |  posted under business, closed, downtown, tacoma

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by fredo on 4/4/2011 @ 7:51am
This would be the perfect location for an International Financial Services company!

by KevinFreitas on 4/4/2011 @ 7:55am
Horns of Destiny rehearsal space?


by KevinFreitas on 4/4/2011 @ 8:16am
This from @NatheLawver via Twitter:

my friend @angrybeef work/s/ed there. they still have a web presence: www.everafterstore.com/tacoma_links_page...
That's right, the Ever After Store. Forgot that's what it was called. Only remembered it as "Gifts". Thanks Nathe!

by NineInchNachos on 4/4/2011 @ 8:18am
Kevin! start filling out your spaceworks application spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com/apply/

by Mofo from the Hood on 4/4/2011 @ 8:26am
That one-legged man in the photo---I've heard about him but never seen him.

by jenyum on 4/4/2011 @ 11:10am
Well, that's sad. We'd usually pop in at least once a year around Christmas time. They had some great gifts for little girls.

by cisserosmiley on 4/4/2011 @ 12:05pm
it's in f'way now???

Ever After
1911 SW Campus Drive #168
Federal Way, WA 98023


by NSHDscott on 4/4/2011 @ 1:52pm
Here's hoping someone rips that ugly, gray-painted gravel siding off to restore the original look of that storefront! Judging by its neighbors, it could be really nice under that crap.

by KevinFreitas on 4/4/2011 @ 3:15pm
I totally agree @NSHDscott. That would be such a cool facade to have improved.


by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/4/2011 @ 4:18pm
A sad loss, to be sure. Also gone, totally gone, like torn down completely, is Pinch's Deli over at 6th and Sprague. Pinch's will be missed, not so much in its most recent form but because of its Tacoma coffee history.

by NSHDscott on 4/4/2011 @ 4:42pm
Tell us more!

by angrybeef on 4/4/2011 @ 7:11pm
Hey, I'm the guy that worked at Ever After. The main reason why we decided to fold up shop and move completely online: When the Frank Russel building left for Seattle, that was like 1,000 people gone from downtown every day. Our in-store traffic plummeted horribly as soon as they left. It no longer made sense to be paying rent to have a storefront when we were doing most of our business on our website anyway. It's sad (especially now that I don't work across the street from Dorky's anymore), but the storefront was actually a drain on the business. Kevin: you should totally get a SpaceWorks project in there!

by cisserosmiley on 4/4/2011 @ 9:07pm
ouch

by KevinFreitas on 4/4/2011 @ 9:25pm
@angrybeef: Thanks so much for the info and I certainly don't blame them for leaving that space. I do like this SpaceWorks idea and would be happy to fill a space like that with Horns of Destiny rehearsals for all to see and hear. Hmm...

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