Powell’s Textbooks has forever closed its Residence & Backyard garden retail store on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, a further casualty of the coronavirus recession.
The bookstore introduced the closure Thursday, noting the ongoing uncertainty induced by the pandemic. Powell’s closed its branch at Portland International Airport in July but its a few key retailers – in Beaverton, downtown and on Hawthorne – are all back again open up.
The Property & Backyard garden keep, just a couple doors down from its frequent Hawthorne store, stocked publications and knickknacks devoted to cooking, gardening and other domestic arts. In 2016 the bookstore had prepared to incorporate the two destinations to make one particular enormous keep but eventually withdrew those people strategies.
Dozens of prominent eating places and several community stores have closed throughout the pandemic and, with new orders in put limiting in-human being dining and the quantity of people today who can be within a retail store, far more closures are certainly in the offing.
Emily Powell, the bookstore’s owner and president, explained Monday that the Residence & Garden keep represents a individual reduction.
“It’s quite unhappy. Aspect of what we liked about that shop, and about bookselling in standard, was it permitted us to be very precise to the Portland neighborhood.…It authorized us to stretch ourselves and offer anything a small distinct,” Powell explained.
Oregonian textbooks editor Amy Wang contributed to this report.
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