Sami Hoblit, owner of Astoria's Northwest Gourmet Gifts, recently announced her business would be share its retail space with an architectural salvage company, Vintage Hardware. Vintage Hardware began working from the restored storefront of Northwest Gourmet Gifts on March 16.
The space is known for its 1900-era ambiance where, according to a press release, "shoppers will discover sundries such as Northwest Gourmet Gifts signature lines of sauces
art by local artist Ronni Harris and now architectural hardware, artifacts and furniture from Vintage Hardware."
Paul Tuter and Becky Johnson, owners of Vintage Hardware, believe preservation is a core value that they apply to their business. Tuter noted that he builds one-of-a-kind recycled house products, and Johnson is an upholsterer.
The duo opened the business specifically for the purpose of moving in with Northwest Gourmet Gifts. They will have regular business hours through their grand opening on April 11.
The co-location of the businesses will allow the owners to appeal to many existing Northwest Gourmet Gifts customers.
"We're trying to create an old hardware shop and designer feel in the space," Tuter said. Along with Northwest Gourmet Gifts, he would like to "offer a twist for people here in Astoria
It's going to be something that hasn't been in Astoria before."
Northwest Gourmet Gifts and Vintage Hardware are open five days a week, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are closed Wednesdays and Sundays. They are located at 1055 Marine Dr. in Astoria. For more information, call (503) 325-1440 or (503) 470-0896.