As of Friday, May 1, 2015
Three Hood River businesses have been sold, with varying changes to the business names: one stays the same, another changes in part, and a third changes in full.
Hood River Stationers’ new owner is Jessie Page, and she will keep the name started by Sue Hull 35 years ago. Page, a long-time optician at Cascade Eye Center in Hood River, takes ownership June 1.
10 Speed Roastery Café becomes Kickstand Café on May 2. Nick Hardin purchased the café, at the 13th and State, from founder Brian McGeeney, and menu changes will start as early as today. Kickstand/10 Speed Roastery share the building with another business, Dirty Fingers Bike Repair.
McGeeney will continue working his magic on coffee beans as 10 Speed Roastery, in the same location. (10 Speed Café on 13th and Belmont is unaffected.)
Hardin formerly worked as manager of Burgerville in The Dalles.
“We’ll have a soft transition, starting Saturday, and make some gradual changes on the roasting end,” McGeeney said.
Idlewild Market, at Fourth and Cascade, closed Wednesday, and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales will open their downtown taproom in the location. Nina Buckley said her three years as a small market were enjoyable, whether it was making new friends with local residents or helping visitors find things to do in the community. Buckley has started a new business, Art on the River, in which she will teach groups how to paint, using a “pop-up” business model, with the first event (already fully booked) at The Pint Shack on May 28.