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This building has hosted some iconic businesses over it's 55 years and continues to serve the community with great vintage goods and community events. Why tear it down now?
This is a historic building, and it really brings a sense of history to Beaverton. Curiosities is a very successful shop and one of few left in the area. It attracts so many visitors, and also the shop provides income to many residents. Please save these wonderful buildings.
Please, leave the small businesses, an asset to the community and a means of income for so many, to thrive. NO MORE BOX BUILDINGS, APARTMENTS, PARKING GARAGES in areas where STORES and BUSINESSES are demolished. NO MORE DEMOLITION of THRIVING businesses. Please find empty lots to buy and build on, City of Beaverton.
To destroy a piece of history that brings people joy and happy memories is wrong. The architecture of the buildings are unique and a piece of Beaverton's history. Simply walking through the door of Curiosities Vintage Mall sends you back in time to a place where life was simpler and people were more connected to one another. My husband and I recently we're delighted to become a vendor in the Curiosities family. We have seen (and have spoken with) customers wandering through. They see their childhood, their parent's childhood, and their grandparent's childhood. Allowing people those memories far surpasses any new construction. The condos, the food carts, and these vintage buildings help create an amazing sense of community. Please don't destroy that. Thank you.
Please do not destroy these iconic buildings. There are a lot of people from the other side of the river who view Curiosities and Annex as a destination. I was in the shop a few days ago and noticed a few 10-15people from Japan. Not one spoke English but they all seemed to hav treasures in their basket to buy. They likely heard of our shop from other Japanese visitors who come to the shop when the big Expo Center antique show happens in March, July and Oct. The Peaks shops are a destination site for hundreds of people in the summer as vacationers from CA travel up to Canada.. and Canadians travel south. These same vacationers may stay and shop Beaverton or eat in our restaurants. Please consider these shops as a positive addition to Beaverton. There are many people who love the Mid Century items to buy inside and also the beauty of the mid century lines of the buildings. Please do not take this away from Beaverton.
I have been connected to this building for several years. I've participated in the Beaverton flea markets and am an antiques vendor in the mall. This building is nor only an architectural anomaly in our city but ot is a hub of eccentricity.
Curiousities vintage mall has been a gathering spot for oyr community to celebrate some of the best our history has to offer. You cam find so much historical finds pertinent to oregon and our budding and growing city of Beaverton.
As a community centric hub, the mall has hosted wonderful events that bring us together amd foster the growing community. Through Curiousities, small business thrives.
Save the architecture and the community it has become.
The Peaks are a Visual Staple as one drives down Canyon Road. What's next Tom's Pancake House ? Sometimes perhaps we need to KEEP the old classics instead of building another High Rise of Affordable ? Housing with street retail. The Peaks are a memory for many Beaverton residents.
I remember going to the Ski Chalet and renting my downhill skis when I was a teen, and my parents bought their first patio set from LUDEMANS! The feed store (NOW THE ANNEX) was where we took rescued ducks and they saved them from being hit by cars. THE PEAKS are one of the few.....OLD BEAVERTON building left.... The city needs to work on areas already flatten (see SW Canyon and Murray)......the PEAKS need to be saved. What can I do to HELP Spread the word?
This building is the only beautifully designed mid-century modern structures in the Beaverton area. The Curiosities Vintage mall has been an important contributor to the dynamic growth of business in central Beaverton core, with our mall customers supporting other nearby businesses, such as the food carts, Mingo's and Ome Cali ice cream to name a few.
I lease a space in the mall and as a vendor I can attest to the fact that my sales have only increased the longer I have been there. I feel this has been a very successful venture for me. and many others. Curiosities is part of a shopping destination that has developed in Beaverton for vintage shoppers, along with The Vault, Mid Century Modern. The city of Beaverton is missing out an opportunity to promote this and cultivate that, with this outstanding mid century building and business.
I have been a resident of Beaverton for 15 years. The only changes I’ve seen have been bringing in monstrosities like Cracker Barrel and boxy, boring apartment complexes and semi-modern dwelling structures. There have not been any changes made to support small, local businesses. They’ve only been moved out, left in ruins, or the city doesn’t bother to have building owners maintain external appearances. Downtown Beaverton has been building large complexes to make more housing available, but at what cost? These new residents only have run down and outdated businesses to shop at. There are no antique stores in all of Beaverton other than Curiosities and Rose City Modern. Both of which are in classic, architecturally significant buildings. They are unique establishments that shine in comparison to the old and run down and the new and uninteresting. I have been a dealer at Curiosities for almost two years. Prior to that, I was a customer. Travis markets the business, supports the local community and has a high standard for the merchandise we, as antique dealers, supply. Not only does he support the community, but he helps support small business practices. It would be a shame to destroy the last remaining bit of uniqueness to this otherwise basic and boring city development. Please save the Peaks!!!
It's part of the historical "modern" architecture of the area. Currently in use as a successful commercial business that represents the community. Draws in people from other area's to shop in local Business in Beaverton.
Save the peaks !
Preserving old buildings is almost always a good idea. And they attract visitors (japan, Portland and the great Metro area). Usually when they are torn down it is at the behest of some developer and is often coordinated with friends in high places. I certainly hope you are not those friends in high places. Keep those 1950's shops. They are officially antiques themselves. Besides, you will be putting over 70 vendors out of work and destroying a business that has rapidly build itself up.
Have a heart and a sense of history.
A beautiful building that adds so much happiness to the bland neighborhood. Lively businesses inside, Caring, thoughful people that work here - more needs to be done to bring this type of business and people to this part of Beaverton. With the MAX line and food carts nearby, this is a place I frequent and it's so convenient. Please do not tear down The Peaks !!
Having a on going and successful business at this location will do more for Beaverton then destroying the building and living nothing there but a barren piece of land which may or may not attract a future developer. Beaverton has very few such buildings and this one has been developed into a successful business which brings a great many folks to the area.
To preserve the unique store of this kind in Beaverton!
The buildings serving as curiosities should be saved because they embody the new motto
of Beaverton and logo of welcoming, vibrant,responsible,Athletic,and friendly, as well as embracing diversity.
For all the fun and good friends.
It is a quality series of shops that adds to the local community.
I live in NE but my friends and I often frequent The Peaks and Curiosities Vintage Mall. Although out of our way, the mall is an excellent and fun area to shop. There are numerous establishments that not only provide a living for so many but also bring business and revenue to Beaverton. To see the mall and annex demolished would be a shame and, I believe, have a negative impact on many people's lives and Beaverton revenue. Do not destroy this incredible resource! Save the Peaks..
These two, architecturally matching, chalet, mid-century buildings are likely historical by a major architect and SHOULD NOT BE DESTROYED!! These buildings should be held in high praise and regard due to their style, materials used and their beautiful architecture. These should be on an historical site and left for future generations to admire and learn about. SAVE THESE BUILDINGS!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!
The Peaks is an historically significant building for Beaverton. It now brings the community together by offering the only vintage recycle shop in the area which encourages up cycling instead contributing to landfills, i.e., a green business.
There are various small business located in the area , that I and my children visit. Thanks
Curiosities is a business (businesses) that draw people and events to Beaverton. There is no other "like-kind" antique store in size and sophistication in this city. Being new to this area I have enjoyed the great friendly atmosphere, cleanliness, and the combined knowledge of so many diverse collections of antiques....it all goes together with the era of the peaks. Please save this little piece of nostalgia and joy. The uniqueness is why so many are drawn to Curiosities.
This building should stand!! So many people utilize this building for their business and it's a great place to go! A parking lot isnt more important than peoples livelihood! SAVE THE PEAKS!
The historical home of women and minority owned businesses should be saved to continue it's good historical work. It's unique profile adds to the visual uniqueness of the area. I for one am sick to death of the homogeneous buildings going up.
It’s where I shop! And support a bunch of local families/people who also turn around and spend that money right in the area.
it holds an antique mall where most of the proprietors are woman...it offers an opportunity and a place where small businesses run by women can thrive...
This business provides more value to the community than a parking lot. Quite frankly it’s disappointing that this is even being considered
Because I know so many amazing small business owners that will be put out of business and greatly impacted if it gets destroyed. This is just wrong.
There are other places for high rises, this is not the spot, save some of the history of Beaverton. We need diversity not another Walmart.
It is peoples livelihoods...to knock it down for a parking lot is irresponsible and rude.
I moved to Beaverton 25 years ago, bought my house19 years ago, sent my two children to K-12 Beaverton Public Schools, have been active in my NAC and opened my small business in Central Beaverton 7 years ago. As a taxpayer, a voter and a small business owner, I am extremely disappointed to the short-sighted and thoughtless decision making that has occurred around the Curiosities Vintage property and business. The reason I moved to and contribute my time and resources to this community is that it valued its pioneering history of being a diverse and entrepreneurial culture. To see that this administration has no regard for that history, small business or its citizen's desires for unique retail experiences is frustrating and disheartening. And to be as ruthless as to give this small business essentially a death sentence with a ridiculous 60 days notice is shameful. There are plenty of other options for both temporary parking and for development in the surrounding area. Shame on you, Mayor Doyle, Marc San Soucie, Cate Arnold, Lacey Beaty, Mark Fagin, and Laura Mitchell. I will not be voting for any of you in the coming election year and will actively voice my disagreement with your decision to all available sources.
The businesses in this building are one of the reasons I actually come to Beaverton from Portland in the first place. Please don't evict the valuable contributors to Beaverton's economic fabric from this important space.
Sixty-two small and unique businesses make their home there. They should be able to stay. The historic buiding should not be demolished to make room for parking and at the expense of all those who do business there.
They don't build them like that any more! This great mid century mod building should be preserved.
Curiosities is an incredible pillar in the community and provides a wonderful shops! Please think about all the community members that would be affected by this.
This is such an iconic building and a remembrance of the past, not to mention a very successful business. Demolishing it for TEMPORARY parking is short sighted, particularly with MAX right there. Shouldn't you be promoting use of public transportation? As I understand it, Tri-met ridership is down. Do your part. Additionally, you are greatly impacting small businesses that are doing well and continue to do well. Let's be smart about this. Demolishing this for PARKING that is TEMPORARY is not a good decision and indicates poor planning on your part.
This is an historical building and the vendors at Curiosities bring people from Portland and all surrounding cities to Beaverton.
Why should it be saved? Is this a serious question? There are 62 small businesses located inside here which means 62 families that rely on the income generated to provide for their families
This beautiful and historic building is home to a central and multiple smaller businesses that fill a special niche and bring many people into the central Beaverton city core who spend money, not only there but the entire region.
Because poor planning on the part of the city does not constitute a problem on the part of small businesses! Good grief. Leave the peaks alone.
The current tenant ofThe Peaks has worked tirelessly to create a thriving, family owned business in Beaverton. With its many participating vendors and regular outdoor markets, demolishing this building to create another parking lot it unfortunate indeed
This building is a landmark in Beaverton. It currently houses one of the most unique antique shopping experiences here in the PNW. Save this beautiful building & the wonderful businesses.
This is an important business for the community and a landmark building. It's short sighted of Beaverton to drive away this thriving business and the community of customers who frequent it! Shame on you, Beaverton!
Why are we taking down a well-used building for a parking lot!? This is crazy. How about other run-down buildings that aren’t being used. Your poor planning shouldn’t take away the living of several women and families in a well-run and taking care of building. Poor choice Beaverton!
Curiosities represents the livelihood of so many people. Beaverton doesn’t need another parking lot. Shame on you.
The Peaks supports many small business owners providing unique goods.
It gives the city character.
This building is an architectural piece of Beaverton’s history and BEAUTY.
Only a fool would tear it down!
Wake up Beaverton. History can not be replaced.
This directly impacts families and friends who own these businesses!! Beaverton doesn’t need another high rise apartment that people can’t afford. There is no upside to current residents and only goes to put more money in wealthy developers pockets. Save curiosities and the surrounding businesses!
Is there nothing in old neighborhood's that the City doesn't find important enough to keep. Why the parking lot? Let people take the MAX ......I really find discrimination in this planning for parking lots. Beaverton being an extension of Portland should follow the reason people love Portland.......walking, biking, taking the MAX.
Stop overdeveloping our town!!! Leave Beaverton alone!
Small business. Local business. Preservation. All very good things. This is community. No more high rises. No more parking lots. No more big box stores. Keep the Peaks.
This building and the people that run it are so valuable to our community.
They put on such wonderful events and it is such a pleasurable place to visit.
Places like this are what make Beaverton special and unique.
Please do not take it away !!!!!
It’s not an ugly building like the buildings across the way. It’s good to keep a little history with all the new that’s been going up. Dont lose sight of that balance.
I have had my small business in this mall for the past year. The people and the building are amazing and draw people from all over the Portland area!
This is a lovely building and a wonderful business. I’ve been going since they’ve opened and it would be a shame to lose Curiosities. They have done a fabulous job building this business and I love this quirky corner of Beaverton. Keep the uniqueness of our city intact and don’t tear down wonderful historical buildings!
History far too often gets shoved aside for new. Sometimes it is meant to be left alone. You have a business in there right now that thrives. I personally know the owners of Curiosity's and this is their living. As the old adage says, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Seriously!
This building adds much needed charm and personality to Beaverton and I have spent many happy hours beneath it's roof. We don't need another generic mixed use high rise that could be found anywhere. We need unique small businesses who add so much to the community, as well as the wonderful special events hosted in this building.
We value small businesses in our community. We want to support locally owned small businesses. We should destroy their business for temporary parking, that is wrong in so many ways. Better planning should have been done. There are other options.Parking should have been considered before moving the city offices etc. Now other businesses have to pay the price for this?
This building contributes to the mid-century charm that is an important part of Beaverton’s history. There are empty lots that can be used for a garage or you could demolish one of the many other buildings that offer no cultural significance. This is a very poorly planned idea. Shame on Beaverton.
Small, unique businesses deserve space. These are places that support families and when you spend $$ there, it stays in the community. Don’t make Beaverton what Portland is becoming!
Curiosity’s is a great business. A unique shopping experience. . We don't need more urban expansion that could be found anywhere. We need more unique small businesses that add to the community, as well as the wonderful special events hosted There.
My family’s business means everything to me. I don’t know my life without Curiosities and the community it has built for me.
Beaverton is becoming cooler and cooler. So many great restaurants and shops! This beautiful piece of its history only adds to the style and coolness! Don’t destroy a part of her history that looks so rad!
This business provides income to dozens of residents. Why would the city want to squash opportunity for its residents??
Travis Diskin and Jennifer Barker and their vendors have made Curiosities a destination in downtown Beaverton. They have preserved and enhanced a true architectural treasure. To be frank, it’s one of only a few establishments that I would endure the horrendous traffic and congestion of Beaverton to shop at.
Please SAVE THE PEAKS!
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES DONT TEAR THEM DOWN
The peaks has a long history in Beaverton. For the past several years it has housed a wonderful vintage mall which is home to over 60 small businesses. Please reconsider the plan to demolish these businesses and the wonderful history of these buildings. Do not ruin the good things in our town for more parking. Figure out a sensible way to solve the parking issue and save 60+ businesses.
Beaverton history. Save it. Can’t rebuild history
Keep Beaverton unique!
This building supports over 60 local business owners and greatly improves and enriches the culture of Beaverton.
It’s a historical building and houses many small businesses within the community.
Local businesses are what this community thrives on. This is history and livelyhood for Beaverton.
Curiosities is not just a store. It is part of what makes Beaverton a community. They have events that brings the community together and support many small businesses within it. To lose this business and this building would be to lose a rare and unique treasure. Shame on the city planners to put up city buildings and not plan ahead for parking.
Support the small businesses and employees can park anywhere. Think bigger - come on!!
Beaverton claims to be "open for business", yet constantly throws up hurdle after pointless hurdle towards small businesses. Enough already!
Towns are for people, not parking lots.
The owners have restored life back into this building. They care about the community and have successfully helped keep business locàl. They are in a beautiful, iconic building and have created a fun place for the community to gather and connect with each other. They have done a huge service to the city of Beaverton by fixing up this building and making it a destination location. Do not tear this building and business down. Curiosities and the building it is currently in is something Beaverton can be proud of. Do the right thing and keep it alive. It is the heart beat of the community.
The Peaks are unique landmarks in a city that is looking like “any city”USA. These buildings offer a snapshot into the history of Beaverton through their architecture style. Plus they offer important small businesses an opportunity to thrive & add a fun flair to Beaverton.
It’s important to support small, local, and unique businesses!
Because it's a historic site of Beaverton that's now a beautiful business that positively contributes to the community
This building, and all atmosphere surrounding it is important. It's a community. A high rise does not belong there. I, along with many friends of mine love shopping in the old markets. Please leave this part of town the way it should be. Leave it alone.
I'm so tired of all the landmarks being destroyed and gentrified! Keep the small businesses the way they are, stop all the noise pollution from construction, stop being greedy, and leave this alone please!
I support local business and believe in valuing employees, businesses, and families over parking lots.
Because The Peaks provides community for the great people of Beaverton. Save The Peaks!!
I am a small business owner in downtown beaverton and other small businesses like these, in fashionable, historical buildings are what define this area as a hip, eclectic hot spot. It would be a huge mistake to continue destroying this funky neighborhood just to shove more tall buildings in. Especially since it may very well price small businesses out of the area, which is why people come and want to live near in the first place!
My daughter has a booth in this unique vintage store, and does live video promotions for Curiosities. I haven't been able to enjoy the store, yet, because I live in a different state, but, want the chance to do so, in the future! Please don't let this unique vintage store go! It's precious, and green!
Beaverton's downtown core is becoming revitalized with new restaurants and as people start using this area more we want to see local small businesses that stand out. Curiosities is a wonderful store that is fun for the average person to poke around in to find treasures. It is a wonderful part of the downtown experience. For it to be torn down, jobs lost and a treasure of a shop destroyed because of temporary parking needs, is dispicable. Think about the long term goals for the city, plan ahead and keep treasures like this.
There isn't much of old Beaverton that has character. Please save this mid-crbturt modern building.
The Peals offers a necessary diversity to Beaverton’s culture and enriches is historical story. Additionally, it houses several thriving businesses (many of which that are women-owned) comprised of the members of our Beaverton Community. To demolish this historical building in favor of a parking lot, not only is a disservice to the current generations represented in it, but to those coming up behind them as well.
Please save the small town feel that is left in this historic town!
Local cultural historic location
A place where self supporting community can be found.
Recycling of the elevated kind
No more cars; enhance TriMet
Stop destroying the history of Beaverton.
It is an integral part of the Beaverton community, and should be saved.
Historic building with local businesses. Please build your high rise somewhere else!
This building is a part of Beaverton history. The building is unique and adds so much charm. It would be a shame to destroy it for parking. Beaverton get it together.
It is a great place to shop and the building itself is an old slice of history
The treasures we have found and family adventures we have had are the reasons we cherish Beaverton. This is unreal!!!
This is such a great stire if repurpise, saving the city tins of money on trash/recycle. Tgere are fewer and fewer if these stires each year. It also give the general public unique places to shop and revisit history.
Don't take that away.
This place has been a place I can shop and share fun times with my family. They host many community events and it helps many people with a living since there are so many vendors. It’s the only real place like this left in the greater Portland area. There is plenty of parking and no need to tear down such a needed community place.
Not only does it have a history in the community but it helps a lot of small businesses in and around the area. Please don't destroy this for a parking lot.
This is an iconic building in Beaverton. It's heartbreaking to think a characterless building could replace it.
I am puzzled by the city of Beaverton's "need" to construct a temporary parking lot. We have lived in the area for decades, and have visited Curiosities and the former businesses many times. 60 days to relocate a vibrant business seems unrealistic given the cost of business rentals in the region.
This place has given so much to the community as a gathering place for fellow vintage enthusiasts and a vibrant storefront that gives more diverse economic opportunities life to Beaverton. Replacing them with a parking lot is ridiculous and unnecessary and unwanted!
It is a special business in Beaverton. Takes it out of the cookie cutter class as well as helping local venders.
It is something different in the heart of a city that is mostly chain restaurants. Uniqueness should be valued, and not demolished for yet another parking lot.
It’s a great building, full of unique mid century character that hosts so many great vendors. It’s the reason I drive to Beaverton from Portland and when I’m there I also shop other local businesses. If it’s gone so many people will be impacted.
It’s been there for 55 years that’s why!!!
I know the peaks as the home of curiosities vintage. A place to find great vintage gifts for friends and family. I know that I travel from Vancouver WA just to shop here and spend an entire day in Beaverton also patronizing local restaurants and taverns
There are so few shops in Beaverton left that aren't corporately owned. You just lost Everyday Music and Curiousities is the ONLY reason why I even go to Beaverton anymore. I was born and raised there.
I know for a fact that you can find a much better location for a PARKING LOT than destroy a small business. Shame on you.
Because it's a prominent landmark and I shop at that vintage store fairly often
Keep small businesses alive in Beaverton! Curiosities and The Beaverton Flea make Beaverton a fun destination. Otherwise it’s just another drive-thru town.
There’s an empty field next to Beaverton Transit Center. There’s no reason to demolish small businesses that help make Beaverton unique when there’s an empty lot less than a mile away. Even if that empty field can’t be used, there are other ones. We can’t lose the community feeling of Beaverton by heartlessly evicting small businesses.
I send so many people to Curiosities, who then stick around and check out some of the other cute businesses in out little downtown area. I dont want to see another crappy parking lot where a fun business used to be!
Beaverton says it's small business friendly, yet they are willing to close down over 60 entrepreneurs for a parking lot. Who will this benefit the most? Not downtown businesses that's for sure. Good luck!
Because history, usefully commercial space, and people are better than parking lots.
It's such a great variety shop of things from the past. Much better than your average antique shop but still has some of those tings within it. I personally love the die-cast section and go there about twice a month and would hate to see a parking lot there instead. Keep this unique place in tact and running PLEASE. It's never empty and has really cool flea markets as well.
Oh, the irony. Demolish an historic building, that is home to a business focused on celebrating and preserving the past, to make way for a soulless car park. Please...just don't. The Peaks, and the business it houses, are special places that add character and spirit to Beaverton. Towns need that at least as much as places to park.
I like to go eat food at the food trucks before walking through all the curiosity shops.if the shops weren’t there I wouldn’t eat at the food trucks
I love the community that curiosities has built with their store and summer flea markets. I am a small business and rely on events like the flea market/vendor booths to stay in and grow my business. Demolishing this business for a parking lot is SHAMEFUL. You should be ashamed that you are kicking out so many small businesses (each booth in that store is a small business! ) not to mention buying secondhand is a green/environmentally sound as you can get, so knowing this will all disappear for a parking lot?! How awful for our planet! So disappointed and disgusted with the actions of the city.
The City of Beaverton is what it is today thanks in part to the many businesses that have helped grow the economy. Curiosities has been such a huge part of Beaverton for so many years and have not only preserved the vintage building in which they reside, they have made it a destination location that people from around the area flock to. A parking lot?!?! Destroy a landmark and one of the best antique markets in the area for a parking lot? Maybe you all looked over there and saw that old building and thought little of it. Please be aware that those of us who do business there, Curiosities is by far one of the best businesses in the downtown Beaverton area. Locally owned and supporting local business owners saving relics from the past and providing affordable goods for the surrounding communities. Please put your parking lot somewhere else.
The Beaverton Curiosity store is a wonderful place. It sells lovely items and makes a great place to shop in the downtown area. The building is one of the few mid-century buildings with character in the city and the flea market brings in a good amount of business to not only the business itself but also the surrounding businesses as well. The store is wonderful place to walk around and visit and is one of the places I love most in our city. To see it taken away from us for something so sordid would be a shame. It offers a lot of variation to our city and draws people from afar to visit us. Losing it would be a shame.
It’s the first place that caught my eye when I first visited Beaverton and it’s truly one of a kind. Both of my parents insist going to Curiosities when they come in town to visit me from Illinois!
Where to start, the building has so much character and catches my eye each time I drive past. In addition the flea market and curiosities shop is so unique and there is nothing quite like it in the area. Beavertons downtown area is quite boring already with curiosities and the market being the only thing that brings me to it.
Please find another location for a parking lot.
This is absurd. With all of the empty businesses around Beaverton and the empty lots that have stood in town for years, you plan to evict a successful business so you can build a temporary parking lot? Do you understand how that looks to anyone looking to build a business in Beaverton?
This is an irreplaceable mid century building! I live in SE Portland and come out to Curiosities at least once a month which leads me to shop other businesses in the area. Without this gem, I’ve got no reason to come to Beaverton! Tear down for a parking lot-you have got to be kidding
This is a magnificent building and helps give Beaverton style. Having charities just as important as having green space. Don’t wipe out history for a parking lot. No one wants to live in a town of just parking lots! Please please please don’t demolish the peaks!!! 💔
Please save this building! Please save small business.
This is my favorite shop in all of Beaverton. PLEASE STOP BUILDING! I want to see plans to accommodate all this growth. You cut back school funding and teachers and add building after building after chick Filet. Major Dewey. Shame on you.
The city shouldn’t be allowed to just decide to shut a business down and build what they want. This is too much control and not thinking about the little guy and the small business owners that this effects! This building is 55 years old, quit trying to destroy the history of the city for your own greed
It time to start saving some of teh retro and cool buildings in the area. This is a truly unique building and it is worth saving.
We are on a rampage in Portland and Beaverton and many surrounding areas to tear down structures that hold historical and nostalgic value of our past... we are replacing them with high dollar living and parking places that offer nothing to the integrity of our cities or state other than over population, unaffordable housing and chaos. What are we going to do when this runs it’s course and we are left with hundreds of unoccupied living spaces, empty parking lots and structures because the job market is totally saturated and people cannot afford the high rents and fees associated with all this? We have to stop this madness and preserve our structures and spaces and keep our history...
I was a vendor at this establishment for 2 years- and I witnessed first hand the impact Curiosities had on its customers and surrounding community. There is a sense of unity- a passion for preserving the rights of small businesses and giving merchants who would otherwise not be able to share their craft and wares in a community setting. The ENTIRE staff dedicated their time and effort to making Curiosities a most treasured landmark and icon of independent commerce. It’s history, and the history of the collectibles and memorabilia it houses, needs to be preserved. Every great town needs a piece of history- this is Beaverton’s.
I’m shocked to hear about the plan to make The Peaks a parking lot for city workers. It seems selfish, unnecessary, and destructive to the unique character of Beaverton. The Peaks is a bright spot in a rather dull area of our city. Surrounded by unattractive businesses and electric wires, The Peaks offer a delightful glimpse into the past with its vibrant colors, playful 20th century modern architecture, and multitude of carefully curated booths. It’s so unique that the city should make every attempt to preserve this building and work with it, not against it. Why don’t you transform the existing lots at Biggi and Cress? I love BEAVERTON because of its charm. If the city removes buildings with character, we’ll just be another boring suburb.
Beaverton will loose its character and just look like nothing but car lots and parking lots if buildings like this are taken down. I love those little businesses. Beaverton is mostly generic strip malls. It is a bad direction. Makes one want to drive on through and patronize nothing.
A historical landmark that is a part of Beaverton’s history.
Why should we destroy businesses under the guise of supporting local businesses? There are plenty of rub down, abandoned places in downtown Beaverton.
Small businesses are what keep a city like Beaverton unique. I have had the please of watching my close friends and owners of Curiosities, the Barkers, build their business from the ground up and have so much joy doing it. The demolition of small businesses will strip our city of its culture.
This building is one of a kind in the Beaverton area. The Peaks buildings have to be maintained as a historical landmark of some kind. You cannot find architecture like it, it tells a story of years past. It serves as home to many small business people and taking it away would leave them with no place to do business. The people of Curiosity are the nicest, most welcoming people. They make each and every person that walks through the doors welcome and often like family. There is no other place like it anywhere near Beaverton. People come to Beaverton just for this place, and the events they hold. I know people that come from Tillamook just to attend their summer flea markets. So you know what that means for Beaverton...revenue! When people travel to Beaverton to visit Curiosity, they also visit many other businesses. Taking these buildings and the businesses that occupy them would be detrimental to the city of Beaverton and the hearts of the community.
Our unique history should be preserved.
The City should be helping preserve its history and saving small businesses, to protect its past and serve its future.
This long-term landmark business is an important community asset. It reflects Beaverton’s cultural and historical values. Please don’t destroy that!
This shop is something unique, and a great source of community. How they hold their community flea market brings everyone together to share their unique and inspiring history and craft. If you lose this shop you will also be losing a little bit of the Portland Metro community spirit.
I’ve grown up in Beaverton and unfortunately there are so many things that have changed. The one good change over the last few years has been the Peaks. Particularly with curiosities it provides a rad vintage area in the suburbs and creates a wonderful community with the vintage festivals in the summer. Stop gentrifying Beaverton!
With the development boom around the area we have fewer and fewer classic buildings to preserve our twins history. The architecture is stunning and unique against the tall rectangular boring boxes that are new buildings. Not only that but new buildings come with higher rent that a lot of small businesses can’t afford. Tearing down The Peaks would mean saying goodbye to beloved community businesses.
Curiosities is a place my significant other and I like to visit often. It's a date destination for us that we have fun at and we have a lot to talk about there. Please dont take this away from us for parking.
Curiosities is a unique business that brings people to Beaverton. No other business in town has the unique characteristics that Curiosities offers. Tearing it down for, yet another, development opportunity STRIPS away the character of Beaverton.
It's a beautiful mid-century building that houses numerous small businesses. Shame on Beaverton, a parking lot is not "progress".
Because all Portland is becoming is parking and apartments!!! It’s disgusting. And why do city employees only get parking!!!! I regret moving back to Portland to see all this crap.
Curiosities is a draw to people! We take all of our out of town guests here and visit often from Hillsboro. The vendors are great and there is no other antique store with the quality, yet affordability, of Curiosities. Don’t tear down these buildings! Save these businesses!
Please don't demolish this amazing place, my daughter and I love exploring Curiosities. The impact on the small business community would be hard to overcome. Beaverton is growing of course but destroying the unique quirky bits and pieces in the name of growth is a huge disappointment and loss to our history.
This is a colorful and vibrant spot in Beaverton, which Beaverton needs MORE of! Put parking somewhere else. There is plenty of room in Beaverton!
Beaverton: do you realize how short sighted it is that you want to tear down so many local businesses for a -parking lot-? If the businesses are gone, how will the small city attract people to come? Do you realize now much business the Curiousities shop brings in on one of their flea days? An eyesore of tarmac is not needed. Individuality is needed to bring folk to downtown Beaverton. Please do not make this mistake. It is a historic area that should be preserved and not destroyed. Please do not be like every other short sighted community and tear down places that bring people and revenue.
The building itself adds a uniqueness to the usual boring square buildings. There was a study done which identified there are plenty of parking places in Beaverton. Jenn and Travis have established a great way to reuse/repurpose antiques, instead of contributing to pollution and landfill. Keep the peaks!
I think this building represents a well preserved mid century building style. It has a vibrant mid century style with intentional graceful lines that are a really nice view from Canyon Road. The use of many windows and natural light make the building so light and airy feeling in the inside. Who was the architect? He did a wonderful design that has had businesses filling its space for many years. I remember the garden store ( don’t remember exact store name there in the 1980s and 1990s run by Bob Martyn. One would often see others from the Beaverton community there- a “go to place” for many in the community . Driving by it now it is a gem to look at ! And a bright spot in an otherwise pool of business buildings where many have little or no style redemption, not kept up, —there is even the eyesore vacant restaurant that has stood vacant for years with weeds growing - no source of income for owners and no source of anything but sight blight for how many thousand drivers passing by. Maybe Beaverton should refresh it’s focus and consider adjustments to their plan. The building and its wonderful style right there off Canyon road brings moments of peace and joy to me on my commutes . What a great way to start a morning ( or anytime of day) looking at this building that figuratively soars above so many other buildings in the area. Perhaps the city should rethink destroying this building. Remember the song lyrics” pave paradise to put up a parking lot.”? Not all plans do translate to progress. There is a much better answer in saving this and there are many uses that a building like this can provide not now but in the future.
Don’t destroy that amazing place . It’s like a museum and it’s gull with awesomeness.
This building is a landmark in Beaverton. It houses a thriving business that will be closed to tear it down . This isn’t right. Parking lots can be built in other areas
I currently live in Vancouver, WA and go to Beaverton specifically for this place. I am moving to Raleigh Hills soon and consider some of the architecture in the SW Portland and Beaverton areas to be wonderful examples of our area’s history. It’s reprehensible that history is not cared for or respected, but simply demolished.
This is what makes Portland, Portland! It’s employment opportunities for so many people plus small town business and selling is so important and great for any city. This makes me really sad and disappointed if this actually goes through.
It is a unique old building full of charm! Do not destroy it! Please look for other options for your parking lot. It would be a terrible waste to lose this great building for that purpose. It would be devastating for the owners, vendors, and all of Beaverton.
Family owned businesses where the locals can gather are important and a basis for the fabric of a good community. Plus if you take it away, you are robbing this longstanding family of their livelihood! What kind of community does that? Does Beaverton want to be known as this type of city?
my house wouldn't be the same without everything I get from The Peaks
Curiosities holds a place in the community's heart and deserves to keep existing. Don't let this happen, please!
First, i feel like if you need parking just build a parking garage where the BG food cartels parking is. That is a complete waste of space and can be changed. Now as for the beautiful peaks building, besides being an iconic structure in beaverton, it both is and houses many peoples businesses. We all love picking and finding cool treasures, like on American pickers. This building and the area surrounding could be Beavertons happening location with The food cartel and round so close people could walk to this place and have fun looking through and purchasing a piece of the past with their family and friends. Of you wat to tear down building start with the vacant ones and let this beautiful building, the people in it and their businesses survive. We need more culture and the peaks houses more under its roof than all of Beaverton combined.
Beaverton is a steadily growing community, but preserving some of its history and charm should be part of our community planning. Please reconsider demolishing The Peaks, a true Diamond in the Heart of Beaverton!
Curiosities is my favorite business in Beaverton. Our family goes to the monthly flea market every time. The building has so much charm in a sea of bland suburbia. Save this bright spot in Beaverton!!
Instead of yet another boring parking lot in Beaverton, shouldn't we be looking to the future by encouraging public employees to find other modes of transportation while valuing our historic buildings and successful independent businesses? Surely there is another way to serve both needs.
This is a unique gem of a building downtown. More parking? Really? Please don’t tear this down!
Curiosities is a treasure for Beaverton and does not deserve this short-sighted, ill-conceived treatment and outcome.
The peaks have been a staple of canyon road my entire life. You can build a parking lot ANYWHERE! Why do it at the expense of history?! It’s these kinds of decisions that make me, a 37 year resident of the Portland Metro area, leave and head for another area. The integrity here is long gone for the easiest way to accommodate the flux of people coming here.
I drive all the way from Molalla to visit and shop this special shop. I’ve seen it evolve from a start up vintage shop to a city staple, hot spot, and must see shop to visit for vintage tourist. This would be a huge loss. Travis has taken pride in making this one of the nicest vintage malls in Oregon. I’d urge the city of Beaverton to reconsider its decision!
Because of the local businesses that will be forced to relocate or completely close due to the short notice.
It’s a beautiful historic building! Beyond that there are no other antique shops nearby! Where would I shop! Curiosities is my home, it’s where my family shops. It’s lur community and where we go to visit with friends!
Businesses here have worked very hard to embrace sustainable practices and provide community space. This development project is the antithesis of those values.
I love the shops that are there currently. If Beaverton needs more parking tear down that Chinese restaurant across from the car dealership.
I live in Scappoose, but I remember this building from years ago. It’s individual style adds to the eclectic feeling of downtown. The last thing I want to see there is a contemporary parking structure that looks like every other city. Please don’t take away this awesome building from the Beaverton landscape.
It is a wonderful old building with so many great stories. I went there as a kid to Ludeman’s. It’s a landmark and should be treated with respect!
This building and that which it houses gives back 10 fold to the community. It adds to Beaverton by being not yet another chain retailer. Beaverton already has enough of that. It is a gem in what could be considered a "strip mall" city. This building and its retailers are unique. Keeping the history of Beaverton and its vintage wares alive.
The city needs small businesses, not a parking lot. There is no reason to destroy people’s livelihoods for this.
Please don’t destroy this cool building - Beaverton needs to retain some character and style.
It’s a historical Beaverton building with mid-century charm. There really isn’t much left in Beaverton with character. Please save this building!!!!!!
Curiosities provides a unique shopping experience. The location and building are part of that unique experience. When family and friends come to visit, it’s one of our favorite places to go. I have found so many treasures at Curiosities. The people that work there really care about the community. The have worked hard to establish a business that provides a need in our community. Please reconsider demolishing this unique and special place.
This building is a piece of Beaverton's history, which is slowly fading from everyone's memory, as more and more historic buildings are being knocked down. We can't keep demolishing buildings older than 10 years to make way for new construction, most of which stands empty and unused due to high rents. It's a waste!
There are plenty of parking lots and not nearly enough quirky vintage shopping locations in Beaverton. I bring all of my out of town guests here and it’s one of their favorite places to hang out and shop. Besides my personal enjoyment of this venue, this is incredibly short-sighted and negatively impactful for the businesses that rely on this venue. You can’t say “Beaverton wants to support small business” and pull a bullshit move like this. Please reconsider.
This is one of the best things to do in Beaverton on a rainy day (Everyday Music was another). I am floored to hear that the city slyly purchased the building and have given 60 days notice for all businesses inside to shut. All of this to build a parking lot? For government employees who should be utilizing mass transmit and ride sharing enough that more parking isnt necessary. Beaverton is quickly losing a lot of its core identity.
This building is an important part of the community and has been for years. I understand the need for more housing, but this isn’t the way to do it.
I love Curiosities and it brightens my day every time I drive past - they do such a great job with decorating their shop. They also provide a way for other vendors to sell their goods which helps the local economy. Please re-think this decision and don’t put another small business owner out of business!
People will stop moving to beaverton if there’s nothing fun or unique about it!
Architectural (Googie design) and community importance!
The building and the local business brings culture to that part of Beaverton and needs to be saved
It brings some much needed character to Beaverton
It’s too rare for small business to thrive. This is a travesty- everyone should have the opportunity to create a business and life for themselves independently. Corporate and large scale building are ruining our cities. Stop the over expansion and keep the culture connected to local businesses.
I am a supporter of small unique businesses and this amazing company needs to be saved!
This wonderful landmark serves the citizens of Beaverton. It is the home of sixty small businesses who are the foundation of our very community. There have to be more community-friendly and more environmentally friendly options than tearing down a landmark in favor of PARKING,
Any elected official who approves this nonsense will be out of a job at the next election. Guaranteed!
Curiosities is my favorite place to shop in Beaverton. It gives the city a unique flair and there are always people there. The funky retro vibe is cool and it has been lovingly refurbished. I keep reading in the city newsletter how you’re trying to bring more interesting things to Beaverton. Why in the world would you demolish this building???
I'm all for mixed use/infill but not at the expense of destroying what makes where we live uniquely us.
It's a great store and it brings my mother a lot of joy.
Curiosities has made a destination spot in Beaverton! I credit it with helping to revitalize downtown Beaverton and make It unique. It is the best antique mall west of the willamette and beats anything one can find in western Multnomah county. Please do not trade this special spot for a parking lot! You will be taking away a part of what is helping to make Beaverton special.
The Peaks is a historic landmark that needs to be saved. Curiosities has promoted the preservation of Beaverton history throughout all of its booths in the form of local antiques and through knowledgeable employees. Curiosities cleaned up the area around its building and made their small part of Beaverton beautiful. Not only has Curiosities preserved Beaverton history, but they’ve created their own cultural tradition through its first Sunday fleas. Beaverton does not have any other independent traditions. The Peaks and Curiosities has proved time and time again its pride in its city that has turned against it. The city should be showing the same pride in its small businesses instead of building more high rises that serve outsiders coming in rather than serving its own long time residents.
I absolutely love Curiosities and the vintage flea. It brings people together. We bond over old crap. Find cool stuff. Eat good food. This is such a shame.
Let’s preserve & keep some of our local treasures that make Beaverton unique! Want something new & shiny? Upgrade/modernize that neighborhood without destroying some of those unique buildings!
As a life long resident of Beaverton I do NOT want to see a thriving business hub in our community be torn down for another slab of concrete to park cars and another large parking lot. City planners and developers must act to maintain and keep business such as these, encourage public transit and focus on street parking options if parking is needed and uphold this thriving special and unique hub of our city.
We should protect long held family owned businesses that are an important part of our community and clearly something the community wants to keep as an important fixture! Especially if it’s giving back positively to the community.
I love shopping at that store. And I am an architect student so it would be sad to see it torn down.
The building is old and the construction is fun and something you don’t see very often anymore. The store currently there is amazing and the only reason my friends and I visit the city of Beaverton.
Because too many landmarks are being taken down. What is a city without history? Besides unless the next housing is affordable it doesn't benefit the people.
Businesses that provide employment, taxes, goods and servuces ahould never be forcibly removed to provide parking for anyone, but lsaat of all Goverment employees.
I believe in supporting small businesses and not parking lots
We visit twice a year and this is one of our favorite shops! Please don't destroy it!
Curiosities is a fun store to visit, and the architecture of the building is unique and draws the eye.
This is a landmark establishment that has been offering unique finds for years. There are already many places around Beaverton to park and many other vacant buildings in the city to demolish to build this supposedly wanted parking lot. Demolishing this building is unnecessary, and the city of Beaverton needs to get better city planning advice.
Great store, vintage to Beaverton, small business, don’t want a parking lot .. this store brings me to the area
Heartbreaking to imagine this unique building and amazing local business being demolished for yet another parking lot... shame on City of Beaverton for wanting to destroy this destination and local attraction.
This is such a unique shop and adds an extra bit of eclectic fun to an otherwise boring town! Don’t take this away!!!
This is a unique shopping experience in the area, it would be an absolute shame to take these buildings down for parking. We visit these shops frequently and have taken many out of town guests with us. There are many vendors that display their goods in these buildings. Shame on you for this decision. I hope that you will reconsider! (Perhaps instead you can encourage your government employees to take public transportation instead of driving to work!)
Curiosities is a great part of the community, and the peaks building is one of the best and last remaining pieces of vintage architecture in downtown Beaverton. With all of the new construction happening, Beaverton’s past deserves to be preserved.
I’m an out of state fan of this beautiful business. It has been on my bucket list for this Fall. I am frustrated to think , that this wonderful shop will die to become a parking lot. How can they in all good conscience destroy someone’s livelihood for a PARKING LOT!?!?
Curiosities is a huge attraction foe antique and vintage buyers and the swap meet attendees come from all over the area. Losing this amazing vintage mall would be terrible
There is a business and jobs connected to this building. To demolish it and eliminate jobs for a TEMPORARY parking lot is ridiculous. And the building itself is a quirky throw back to a bygone era that adds uniqueness to an otherwise drab stretch of the city.
The Peaks is a historic landmark that needs to be saved. As new construction continues we are losing more of our cities historic character such as The Peaks. Please reconsider and save The Peaks and our cities historic character we deserve.
Unique property, unique and bustling business and the sole reason I drive to Beaverton to shop a few times a month.
It's a joy to have in the community ! The monthly flea market is a statement of Beaverton!
It’s such a unique building with ties to the past; plus displacing so many small and 100% local businesses with such short notice is AWFUL!
I lice the place. It a treasure. The people are friendly and they care about our community.
Why is the city bent on destroying anything that makes Beaverton Beaverton? I understand putting making the streets look nice and removing old run down buildings but you're removing what gives Beaverton its charm. We're just going to become another suburb like any other. Bland, boring and full of businesses and buildings that all look like any another in a typical suburb. Sad
Demolishing a piece of Beaverton’s history to put up a parking lot is ridiculous. Beaverton needs small businesses, especially ones that support the history of the area. This is poor city planning and I hope the city council will reconsider and save this landmark.
This business is one of my favorite stores in town. It's unique and has a great collection of so many different items. There are many things I can only find at Curiosities.
To destroy the small businesses of so many people so some people can people can park their cars is beyond absurd. There's literally a GIANT empty lot across from the Round and you want to destory local commerce? Who is thinking this is a good idea?
Not a good idea for anyone except maybe government employees and that say it all.
This historic building houses many small businesses. Find somewhere else to demolish if you need temporary parking. I suggest simply utilizing many of the parking lots that are empty near there
I love this business, the building, the location, the history, the people, the ability to support so many small businesses in one place, making new memories with my own kids as I shop items from my own childhood.
Not only do I shop at Curiosities for my own home, I have called on Travis and Jenn numerous times to help me find props for my photo shoots with Columbia Sportswear and SOREL. Aside from the amazing architecture that should definitely deem preservation, the community that they’ve created within those walls must not be displaced.
A wonderful addition to the strip malls and big box stores and chains that plague this area.
Small businesses are critical to our local economy enjoyed by many every day. Build transportation options that support large numbers, improve walking and cycling options in the area. Temporary parking is a temporary solution.
I am a native of Beaverton and Beaverton High Alum. The progress I see in Beaverton is expected, but not at the expense of it's history and charm. The downtown core needs to maintain the thriving small businesses that have sustained it for years.
When my husband and I moved to Beaverton, we didn't know anyone at all, and we had to find something to do. Previously I'd only been a thrift store person, but one weekend my husband looked up some antique stores in the area, and we popped in to Curiosities. We became antique people that day, and frequented the area often, until the day we moved out of state. Dozens of pieces in our home have come from Curiosities, including our favorite conversation piece, a set of theater seats. The thing is, the location of this store is exactly what made it so appealing. It's close to downtown, within walking distance of so many shops and restaurants, it's the perfect location for a night out as the sun sets and the air cools down. So many of our nights were spent like that, and there are countless other people in the area who haven't had the chance to discover the magic yet. And simply put, our patronage to Curiosities is the reason why we ever discovered any of the other businesses nearby. To tear down this building would be a disgusting shame, yet another corporate move that gives no credence to history or small businesses. To tear down this building would be more than a shame, it would be a crime against this city that I knew and love.
The peaks add a unique history to the city of Beaverton and we should be trying to save it rather than demolish it in favor of a high rise building. Curiosities and the other businesses within it help make the city of Beaverton an interesting point to visit. It would be a shame to see the building demolished. There is no other place like it in this area. Please don't destroy it!
It's a Beaverton landmark and an excellent example of mid-century modern architecture. It would be a terrible decision to destroy this building for a parking lot.
One of the few remaining examples of googie architecture left in the Portland metro area!
Not only is Curiosities an awesome collection of vintage dealers, preserving the past with their unique and special treasures, but the Mid-Century Modern architecture of the building is also worthy of preservation. Making such rash, irreversible decisions about historic buildings and community landmarks is plain irresponsible. Please consider community input and respect the feelings of those who are in favor of retaining parts of the city’s past and not demolishing everything old to make room for new, essentially erasing what made the community so special to begin with.
It's an Irreplaceable part of historic Beaverton, a one of a kind landmark.
My family and I love to go flea market shopping on the weekends. Curiosities is an amazing store that I could spend hours in. Please don’t tear it down.
The Peaks is a unique building and supports local businesses. It should not be torn down! The city of Beaverton will not improve our community by destroying unique gathering places that support small businesses.
Curiosities is the reason I go to Beaverton. The charming exterior in a classic style... the warm, friendly, and fun group of people that have an excitement for all the vintage and antiques that pass through their doors. It’s hard to find that these days, and would be a detriment to the city to lose such a gem.
The city needs to keep The Peaks!
Mid Century architecture is an important part of Beaverton’s history. By demolishing these interesting and soulful buildings we will destroy the character and soul of Beaverton.
A unique building like this shouldn't be destroyed for parking.
It is one of the coolest places in Beaverton! I am SHOCKED that you would even consider this! It is a landmark in my opinion and for a stupid PARKING LOT?!!! This infuriates me !
Beaverton seems determined to lose all history and replace it with a new monoculture. Please don't destroy thriving businesses and classic architecture in favor of whatever is "new". Parking is a real issue, but one that could be solved without sacrificing all history and charm. We can be a thriving city without making all the buildings look the same.
Don't destroy a local business!
Curiosities is an awesome Beaverton business and is great for the local economy. I have been visiting since they opened, and remember this place when it used to be Leudamens. This is a mistake on the city of Beaverton’s part of they go through with demolishing it.
It's a great place for many different people to sell things,the wonderful choices of unique items ,it's a fun place to see things that bring back different memories of when a certain item was popular. Can always find a gift of joy for someone Just recently bought my mom a silver diamond antique ring for mothers day. DON'T TAKE THIS PLACE AWAY!!!
What is proposed is going to kill small businesses. It seems it’s being done in an underhanded way. City planning must have been planning this for some time.
This is exactly the kind of business Beaverton. (and many other cities) needs. To destroy a thriving business and an existing and historical building is short-sighted, irresponsible and just plain dumb.
I am so disappointed to hear that the building will be demolished. I love Curiosities and the unique building where it is housed. I come.from Hillsboro to shop there and love supporting this type of small business. In a city where all of the buildings look the same, and there are so many chain stores and restaurants, this building is worth keeping. I can't believe the city would force out a small business in a unique building to put in a parking lot. This is NOT in the best interest of the community and the city should absolutely come up with an alternate plan for parking so this building and business can be saved.
Stop taking away successful popular businesses because an out of state developer thinks that they know what is right for a community that they don't live in.
There isn't much left of the past in Beaverton, especially 1950s-60s Googie architecture. I love driving by this building. It makes my happy that it exists. We don't need another blah modern something in its place. I know a temp parking lot is scheduled to go on but that'll change to an office structure or condos eventually. Stop it! Lets keep the awesome that's there now. Lets keep a small locally owned business there. Lets keep Googie!!!
Why close a popular and thriving business to put in a parking lot? There is an old eyesore closed restraint less than a block away with easier access that would be a better choice. Small businesses like that in the Peaks are the foundation and backbone of the city. They fit in well with the whole walkable shopping feel that Beaverton needs. Please think about your decision. Is it really a good/popular decision? Remember the people you will be upsetting are voters and they will remember a poor decision when it comes time to vote.
With online shopping, I have few reasons to go anywhere to shop. But the antique mall located here is one place in Beaverton I always enjoy shopping. I almost always find something to take home.
First off the mid century modern building itself should be reason enough. But here is a thriving local business that is supporting individual small business people! It is a thriving business that is an anchor for the community. Just because the City of Beaverton didn’t have the foresight that they wouldn’t have parking is not Curiosity’s fault. The city is allowing all of these apartments to be built without adequate parking for them shy should the city employees get to have parking? Also the underhanded way they acquired this property is despicable and they should be ashamed. Listen to the voices of the people who elected you and STOP this!
We need to preserve the character and history of the area. People can live anywhere- they don't need another high rise in this specific place.
I like convenient parking, but not at the expense of iconic landmarks and local businesses that feed the community!!!
Save Curiosities and the community it has built and maintains in beautiful Beaverton! Shop Local, don't desteoy it.
We visit twice a year from Tacoma WA to shop the flea market. Not only is it a part of history and the architecture is artistic and unique. It is a great place for locals and for people from out of town. My good friend who lives in Beaverton goes every flea market. We love this place and would be greatly saddened by its demolition! It shouldn’t be destroyed because of how much it is apart of the community and so much diversity gathers here! Please save The Peaks! NO MORE PARKING LOTS! Save history!!!!
It should not be destroyed. It’s a great looking building and Curiosities is a fantastic store that is more benefit to the area and community then a parking lot. Beaverton should hold on to these older parts of the city. Instead of trying to give the city a face lift. I can think of many more places that would make a better parking lot. The city of Beaverton is making a huge mistake and doing a disservice to its citizens. I’m sure if Nike wanted to keep the space, they’d bend over backwards to accommodate.
Curiosities should be saved because it’s a wonderful place to shop and is yet one more thing that is old being repalaced with new.
We just moved here from Seattle and know what gentrification does to a city and the communities. We so not need to do this in a town like Beaverton. We love the quirky shops there. On top of all of that there are plenty of places for people to live right now. And they can't even fill the empty business spots in Beaverton Center or other various strip malls. This is beyond unnecessary.
Beaverton has become just another clone of the bay area. With tech companies and california money flooding into the area, is another high rise really want the community needs? NO! Curiousities is one of the most unique, wonderful shops in Beaverton. I look around my home at the many things I have purchased from there and smile at the memories. Stop trying to turn Beaverton into a steel and concrete mess. Let it have some style and class!
Curiosities isn't just a store to Beaverton. It is a community of people. Visiting Curiosities has become part of our routine. When we are looking to connect or just need a friendly smile, we pick up a cup of coffee and go say hi. They have succeeded in putting the heart back on our community in a way other community projects have not. Please do not take away something that works well for our community only to spend huge amounts time and tax dollars trying to replicate it. It just doesn't make sense.
Part of the charm of the area!! Really a parking lot!!! Ridiculous!!!! I’m sure they can find another spot for a ugly place to park cars !!!
The architecture and businesses within this building make it an irreplaceable gem in Beaverton. As a local resident I am so proud to have it in my city and I make it a point to share that with others. Removing this building and displacing the businesses within would be an absolute shame.
Historical value of this landmark and the continuity in Beaverton makes this a must save. Losing 55 small businesses because if bad planning by the city government makes me question voting for incumbants.
I absolutely love this building along with all my friends who live in Portland/Beaverton area. Curiousities has been one of my favorite stores for quite some time and I'd be devistated if they got shut down just to build a parking lot.
The structure is historically significant as a fine example of mid-20th century modern post-war architecture. It provides visual interest in an area that doesn’t have any other architecturally-significant structures. Losing the structure and the business inside would be an incredible loss to the community.
I love Curiosities! I come all the way from outer SE Portland to shop there. The building itself is adorable, but the businesses that call it home inside are what really brings it to life. Please don't white wash this area any more than it already has been!
This is a unique building supporting businesses in Beaverton. There's no cause to demolish it for unneeded parking. This should be carefully reconsidered.
The Peaks most definitely should be saved as it is the anchor for unique vintage shopping in Beaverton. Small businesses have worked so hard to finally get Beaverton on the map as a great little city to visit, shop, dine, meetup with friends! I lived in Beaverton for 32 years before moving to AZ. I still look forward to getting some fun vintage shopping in when I come up to visit. There has got to be some other property that can be used for parking without demolition of The Peaks.
Now I'm not good with words, and I'd like to say because I love shopping there, but that's not going to be enough. When you drive by the shop, you instantly need to see what's inside. You walk in and it's as if you entered a time capsule. Beautiful cool glimmering things and objects left and right. You're taken back to when life was simply simple. You find the the one thing you had no idea you were looking for and you take a piece of the treasure with you, only wanting to go back to see what other timelines items you can bring into your home, yourheart. Or you can put down a parking lot. Something we mindlessly walk on.
One because we need to keep some of the older buildings in Beaverton they are part of the cities history, and two because we have nothing else like Curiosities in Beaverton!
This breaks my heart. Beaverton should be ashamed. Curiosities has taken a classic, historic property and turned it into a thriving business, attracting visitors from all over the Portland metro area. This is exactly the kind of development Beaverton has been boasting that they want to bring back to the downton core for years. Now among all the other rundown, abandoned properties in the Beaverton core, they set their sites on the Peaks -- effectively forcing Curiosities out of business. And by the way, isn't the point of having City Hall on the Max Line to eliminate the need for parking? Why don't you acquire property from somewhere else along the line and provide city employees with transit passes?
The structure is historically significant as a fine example of mid-20th century modern post-war architecture. It provides visual interest in an area that doesn’t have any other architecturally-significant structures. Losing the structure and the business inside would be an incredible loss to the community. A parking lot can go anywhere. Putting a parking lot on a main thoroughfare only detracts from the feeling of “community”.
Downtown Beaverton desperately needs to support small businesses & entrepreneurs. It is the independent shops that give a location personality & deepen the community. Not a mixed use high rise.
There's enough high rises going up everywhere already. The Peaks has a real charm. Curiosities is a treasure chest. We have fun exploring all the treasures it has inside. It's close to the food pods, too so you can have a great experience in culture and styles in one place. Please let it stay.
This is an amazing store. The city of Beaverton is up and coming and a great destination spot for locals and tourists. This shop is offers a unique and artful display of wares, art, furniture, and jewelry to people visiting. It makes no sense to evict a co-op style place like this that helps to build community ties as well as build local tourism and retention. This is a Bad business move that affects many to cater to card. The city always toots it green factor yet here you are losing a iconic building and business for cars??? Please reconsider this stupid move!
They provide architectural heritage to the curry of Beaverton. Bulldozing our downtown to make way for bland, square new buildings dilutes the character of the town and white washes its history.
We need more businesses personal history in the community...and fewer parking lots.
This town is growing like crazy! I’m not against the growth but please don’t tear down decent businesses for stupid shit like a parking lot! You’re taking away somebody’s livelihood.
This building is not only a wonderful piece of architecture, but it is hub for community activity. The Beaverton Flea is a great market that draws people in from all around the area, and Curiosities is a wonderful retail shop run by good people who make a difference in Beaveron's small business community. Tearing it down for yet another high rise building shows the citizens of Beaverton that their city cares nothing about historical landmarks or small business.
This is not only a landmark, it brings the community together.
60 days is not notice enough to displace the vendors..
I would be heartbroken to lose The Peaks to a parking lot. Our family loves visiting Curiosities, as it offers an authentic shopping experience that Beaverton desperately lacks. After shopping at Curiosities, we walk to the Beaverton Food Carts and extend our time in that area. Without Curiosities, we would not be drawn to the food carts. I have lived in Beaverton for 17 years, am a native Portlander, and places like Curiosities give me hope that Beaverton can become a little less sterile and predictable, and can offer something unique and unexpected. It is a breath of fresh air...a new parking lot is not. The city is completely tone deaf to think tearing down The Peaks is progress. It would be quite the opposite, and speak to the lack of vision for a truly vibrant, eclectic city.
The building is such an important community place. Not only are the flea markets greatly enjoyed by many in the community but it is a special place full of history and preserving the past. Tearing it down for a parking lot would be a great disservice to the people of Beaverton and those who come from surrounding areas to experience the flea markets and the vintage shop.
This is an historic landmark. Shame on you.
The Peaks offers so much more to the Beaverton community than a temporary parking lot!! Small businesses are so important to a successful city, don't destroy these businesses just for another ugly parking lot. You will lose a valuable part of Beaverton.
Part of the Portland/metro charm is keeping Portland weird. Well this place is a staple for that in Beaverton. This place is a beacon for people of all types to come and see beautiful eclectic art, eclectic people and brings culture to the town. I live in Salem and i still come up to patron this establishment. I tell others about it which drives more people to the economy. If this place disappears I will have almost no reason to go up there. Please don’t tear this place down.
As a dealer and customer I often find wonderful items at the fabulous store and have participated in the markets as well. It is often the only reason I came to that area, but is not my only stop once I do.
The idea of removing a landmark building on short notice and putting 60 plus small businesses out of business (thus removing that tax revenue for the City of Beaverton) to build temporary parking for city workers is repugnant on so many levels. Once an asset is gone and those businesses relocate or worse are put out of business completely - you don’t get them back. How tone deaf can the City of Beaverton be, more parking for cars? Instead of encouraging public transportation (especilaly for public workers!!!) Reducing the number of small businesses by an ill advised short term decision instead of attracting new ventures! This will have a chilling effect on a business area that has been a difficult sell to start with.
I am forwarding my comments with the hope and the strongest encouragement to the City of Beaverton to reverse this horrible decision.
It’s a gorgeous historic building with such an amazing roofline & current tenant. One of my favorite places in Beaverton. There is plenty of parking in the surrounding blocks. I feel that another location would be much better suited for a parking lot. Plus, giving Curiosities only 60 days to vacate seems a little quick.
Because Curiosities is amazing! It’s a huge asset to the local community and economy.
This is a unique and beautiful part of Beaverton!
Otherwise it's just another generic city that has no personal charm and no reason for people to be drawn to it. I know people that come to Beaverton's small businesses from PORTLAND because their neighborhoods had decided to demolish what made them 'weird & unique'. We don't want to be like that, we don't want to be a city that people drive by and don't notice us because we're exactly like other cookie cutter towns. Don't let gentrification happen in Beaverton!
Why do we need to knock down older buildings just to put up new ones? Especially when there are established businesses in the buildings. Curiosities is the only true vintage stores in the SW. Not only does the owner suffer if it’s demolished, all of his vendors, who rely on his well established business, suffer a loss of income.
Think about the citizens of Beaverton.
Because history is being destroyed at an alarming rate. Because our neighborhoods are turning into cookie cutter, boring buildings, making our cities unrecognizable and unique. Because small, thriving businesses are important to support. Because rhis building is an incredible example of Mid Century amazingness.
This is the last cool old structure of this era in the city of Beaverton. I know of many people who come to Beaverton just to see the building and go to Curiosities. For these people they would never come to this part of the metro area if it was not for this shop and building.
A valuable bit of culture and history in Beaverton
It's a historic landmark that houses an amazing opportunity to support local vintage dealers. It is one of the few draws to Beaverton. Please reconsider tearing down this beautiful piece of Beaverton's history.
This is a historical site, and keeping culture and history within a community is what makes a community strong. We don't need more high rise apartments. We need rent to be brought down in the empty units that already exists. This isn't even creating a housing bandaid, it's just pushing out families that need the most help. It is also pushing out families that have built this community from the ground up, and showing them that we care more about investing in big budget buildings than we do in the people that are already here.
This is a beautiful building that houses amazing vendors and events. I bring out of town guests here and they are always delighted. It would be a shame to lose a wonderful building and community to a parking lot.
I am one of the 60+ vendors at Curiosities so this affects me very much - but this isn’t the only reason why I’m signing this petition: I truly think Curiosities is one of the best vintage shops in Portland. It’s not just a shop- it’s an event & meeting space as well. Beaverton Flea & Curiosities is a huge asset to the city of Beaverton. Ive lived here all my life and Beaverton is a place that for so long was the punchline of jokes - but now, because of businesses like Curiosities, was becoming an actual cool, unique place for people to go. If you demolish the building, you are taking a huge step back.
I never knew that historical history of the Peaks building in which the Curiosities vintage Mall resides in, but I do know the Vintage Mall. I discovered it when I started working at the Fred Meyers just down the road a little bit; I was a courtesy clerk and I saw an advertisement on one of the carts and decided to check out the place on one of my days off. I fell in love with all the cool stuff that you can find from all the little shops that you could find in the hole Peaks building. To lose out on such a cool, eclectic collection of people's interests and hobbies (and most of all business, did I even mention that? I think I neglected) would be such a shame and an absolute tragedy.
I grew up in this area so did my parents. Beaverton is unrecognizable. We can grow but still hold on to the past and incorporate our history.
Curiosities vintage mall is one of the most unique reasons to visit Beaverton! The building, its vendors and community should be supported and treasured instead of torn down for a parking lot! Surely the city of Beaverton places more value on community than it has shown. Please listen to the people and keep Curiosities where it is!!!
The world has enough parking lots but not enough quality vintage and antique shops.
It's a historic building, should be kept
Preserve historic districts
Please don't take away this unique business and the livelihood of those that run it. There should be a better solution for parking issues.
The Peaks building is home to Curiosities. I have shopped here many times for anything vintage and it's an amazing locally owned store. I can't imagine a historical building home to a fantastic business getting demolished for a parking lot. Unbelievable. Please do not demolish the Peaks building. Thank you for your time.
This building of full of treasures like no other. It holds so much value and is a Beaverton staple that has to stay.
This building and and the businesses that thrive within it are a gem and landmark in Beaverton. Curiosities is a big part of what makes downtown Beaverton a fun place to visit. Find another solution for your high rise and parking.
Having a unique place for people to explore and acquire curious and creative artifacts keeps the community inspired and diverse.
Destroying a antique mall just to put in a temp parking building is absolutely ridiculous. I work at an antique mall myself and if someone did that with basically no warning I would be furious. These are peoples jobs your taking away just to have a parking lot. I also live near by curiosities and I love driving by and visiting and to have to drive by yet another parking lot would be a waste. I hope they reconsider I am sure there is another place to build a parking lot without taking away peoples jobs.
It is a unique place to shop like nothing else available in Beaverton. The flea allows an opportunity for small vendors. It is an experience.
The city should be preserving small businesses and unique structures instead of driving out locals and further gentrifying our area.
The Peaks is not only a beautiful piece of architecture that has lasted many years in what has become a pretty drab part of Beaverton, but it is now home to an amazing shop. Curiosities has been a fun place to take my family, and we have found lots of cool treasures in that wonderful building. I've lived in this area for 36 years- I grew up looking at that building, and always enjoyed seeing it stand out in an ugly area. It is a landmark, and it would be a tragedy if it were to become a PARKING LOT.
Can we please keep some of the charm of Beaverton? There are better places to build in my opinion. I really like the stores in The Peaks.
The curiosities building is a local treasure. The vendors inside are a wonderful part of the downtown Beaverton businesses.
It's a part of history, and the store brings the community together. The store is very unique as well. Why do you need another parking lot? Save this space!!!!!!!
I love the shops and come into Beaverton to shop at them. The Curiosities building is iconic and should be saved.
Any building that’s been with us for 55 years and has impacted the community in a positive way should NOT be torn down. Period!
It is a great mid century building that brings a lot of character to downtown Beaverton.
A beautiful building design with vintage historic value. Brings character to the city and current business brings all ages together to learn, appreciate, and buy a piece of history or add to collections. A one-of-a-kind establishment that should be preserved.
Please don't distroy another piece of beaverton history.
It's a historical building helping many businesses and the community
The buildings in Beaverton are an important part of the history there. My mom lived there for ten years and always talks about how cool the architecture was. This building is no exception and no building should ever be torn down for a parking lot.
Curiosities has been a part of my life for 5 years now. Before I moved to Beaverton in August of 2014, I visited a friend that had just moved to Beaverton himself. Curiosities was first destination that he said "I needed to see". I've been to quite a bit of vintage/antique stores throughout the country, and this is by FAR the most unique, eclectic, organized, inviting, pet friendly, helpful one I have ever come across.
Low and behold, 6 short months after moving to Beaverton, I became part of the Curiosities family. From a small vendor booth, to a large installation, I have taken pride in this store and the community within. Beaverton would love a huge part of charm if this building was gone. People from all over the country, and other countries, have made their way into the store and all have let us know exactly how awesome it is.
From the regular customers that stop in weekly (or more), repeat customers that are always searching for new treasures, to new customers that just discovered us or finally had a chance to stop in, Curiosities is a legit destination in the heart of the city of Beaverton.
The Beaverton Flea (the flea market that Curiosities has during the summer) draws 100s of people every time, and has become a legit event during the summer. I can't imagine it not existing anymore.
Not to mention the holiday parties, the customer appreciation parties, black tag events, and other things that the business does in return/appreciation for the business that the fine folks of this area and beyond do for them.
Curiosities business aside.. The buildings themselves are legitimate works of historical art. The architecture is simply gorgeous, and there are no other building around that look anything like them.
I'm still in shock at the sudden danger that this business is in. I've seen nothing but growth in the company, and all the small businesses within it, over the last 5 years. I can only hope that the City of Beaverton comes to its senses and realizes the importance of Curiosities to the community.
Please. Stop this action, and let small businesses survive.
Beaverton currently has immensely more to offer than other suburbs of the Portland Metro area. The Peaks, and Curiosities in particular, play an immeasurable role in this. They are an irreplaceable, beloved part of this community that bolsters the local economy and creates a unique experience for residents and visitors alike. Local small businesses MUST be supported for communities to thrive, especially in a town where corporate giants like Nike and Intel are buying up mass portions property and threatening to irrevocably change our city. Tearing down The Peaks would be a detriment to this community, and one that would not be quickly forgotten.
We really shouldn’t lose an entire small local business to TEMPORARY parking. That’s ridiculous. Their store is cute, unique to Beaverton, and deserves to either have more time to find a new location or not be required to move at all.
This plan is incredibly disappointing. I have enjoyed shopping at curiosities antique mall for years, and their summer sunday flea market is a staple. There are so many businesses who will be affected negatively by this. i do not feel this development is in the best interest of locals. It would be destroying a community meeting place and a lot of character in the city of beaverton. More parking will just promote more driving and pollution, and an eyesore. Why not develop and encourage public transit and carpooling instead??!
As an architectural preservationist, one thing developers neglect to understand is that mid century and post war works such as this are becoming more and more valuable and more and more prized and ultimately more and more rare. The land that it is situated on is of much less historical, aesthetic and cultural value than the building and the context itsself. Buildings like these NEED and MUST be preserved for future generations because they are so significant and give so much back. Mid century modern buildings that are able to stay preserved will increase significantly in value over the next several decades and the research shows this. This will be a GRAVE and dire mistake if they decide to demo this historical masterpiece of a building. It honestly is criminal. And a prime example that we need to put cultural and historical legacy ahead of something that not only is horrible for the environment, the culture, the businesses and the community but would be destroying a key legacy landmark of pride in the northwest of mid century modern architecture that is extremely unique to this area and globally only in a few places. Neglecting these facts only serves to promote ignorance, stagnation and poor decision making for the entire region.
I visit curiosities often and appreciate the area for being a place of discovery. It has such a unique charm that the Beaverton area would not be the same without.
Small businesses depend on The Peaks, and will be harmed if it's destroyed.
Curiosities and the other shops add value to Beaverton for me as a citizen and a consumer. Curiosities in particular encourages me to travel that direction and spend time on my Sundays exploring. They give local vendors an opportunity to sell and display their wares. To demolish that culture for parking is sickening. You should be ashamed of yourself for considering it. There is literally a Max stop walking minutes away.
I have so many fond memories from the Peak and I would love to create more too.
The closing of Curiosities Vintage mall will most certainly adversely effect the small businesses in the immediate vicinity as well as the City of Beaverton itself. This small area has started to flourish with the food carts, Ome Calli Ice cream shop and the other enterprises which have cross pollinated with the benefit of the increased traffic brought in 7 days a week by Curiosities Vintage Mall. This is very short sighted of the City of Beaverton.
Several reasons! Both practical and sentimental: the business has been dearly loved by locals and widely supported. The 60 day notice does not allow the business to find a new location and therefore will inevitably result in going under. The building itself is iconic, and the replacement with something like a parking lot is unsustainable and damaging to the community and local businesses. Please reconsider.
Some "pieces of history" are just property but this is beautiful and a thriving enterprise for small, independent businesses! Don't touch it!
In a city with few landmarks, we really need to save this one!! As a business, Curiosities BRINGS in money to Beaverton.
It’s unrealistic to believe that demolishing a historic building is the only answer. AND Curiosities is the best vintage shop around. My family and I love shopping there. Come on, City of Beaverton, do better!
Interesting local antique malls like Curiosities serve as focal points for the neighborhood, they attract tourists, they provide income for the many dealers and they lend the area character; in Curiosities' case the character offered is friendly, and around it pivot the lives of untold HUMANS who served and are served by the business. There are smarter places for a parking lot.
I own and run two businesses, Jet Set Coffee and Bad Wolf Clothier, that are rooted in the aesthetics of mid century design, and the value of building community through small business. This fellow business shares these same values and is a part of a local tradition that brings joy unique to every season of the year. They give local curators the opportunity to sell their vintage finds to the community promoting a form of sustainability, keeping these vintage pieces out of landfills. Above all, to sell these items in a historic building of immensely unique design provides a connection to the past creating a truly multidimensional experience.
It’s an independent ran businesses and a beautiful building. Please stop w the gentrification and keep the old beautiful paarts of the city.
History. Ethics and integrity. Community. You don’t do to people, you do with them.
Please don’t destroy this attractive, unique building. The Portland area is losing its vintage buildings at an alarming rate and with it much of the city’s charm and character. Also, The Peaks is home to a small business that’s valuable to the community. Please help IMPROVE our metro area, rather than damage it.
There's no good reason to put dozens of people out of business so we can have ANOTHER parking lot that's probably going to end up ANOTHER overpriced apartment building with constant vacancies. This business serves the community and adds some much-needed character to the city.
Save historic businesses and building!
i love Curiosities. One of the only independent businesses in downtown Beaverton that is not only doing very well, but has also brightened up a very dusty and grey portion of a busy highway, and the city decides it wants more parking in that spot? Beaverton could be such a cool place, and for some reason the local government continues to pave over interesting locations while ugly old buildings or empty lots sit vacated for YEARS. Nike is here, Microsoft, gigantic hospitals surround Beaverton, there’s a population boom occurring! Give those new folks something interesting to do in their town.
Curiosities has been such a fun place to shop and is something my parents and I can enjoy together.
Do better for the future of Beaverton. Make people WANT to come here, not angry because they have to sit in traffic while driving through!
This is a wonderful small business and the flea market is a stalwart if the Beaverton community. The building is historically relevant—how much mid century modern architecture actually exists around here anymore? Demolishing this and running out dozens of small business owners for a parking lot is absolutely unacceptable.
This is one of the most unique features of Beaverton! Why have a parking lot when you can have a thriving local business supporting our own city.
This building adds so much character to the community and has so many valuables to offer! Tearing it down for another parking lot is a waste of time and space.
Destroying multiple local businesses for temporary parking is the most absurd thing.
The city should focus on saving small business and supporting the history of this town rather than ripping it down. Curiosities has been a regular shopping spot for us during the few years we have lived here. We go to the flea, shop the stalls, and treat ourselves to ice cream or wonder over to the food carts.
There are plenty of empty lots in that area that can be turned into temporary parking. Why destroy people’s livelihoods?
This a great business which supports many small vendors. It is a great destination in Beaverton and should not be shut down.
Support local business and local character
I LOVE the shops in the building and they fit perfectly with the aesthetic of the building - a time capsule to be preserved. These are treasures for our community and Beaverton has always shown they supported the value of such things - not just monetary . What are they thinking in destroying this? Find another option...!
It is an iconic building in a suburban area which is somewhat of a rarity. It also houses a thriving business.
The Peaks is an amazing building that shows Beaverton’s past architecture and how design influenced certain decades, especially mid century modern, which to this day continues to inspire designers in both architecture and aesthetics of home furnishings and personal products. The Peaks literally can be inspiring younger generations as they drive or walk past it to look into history to see why MCM was such a movement in art history. But aside from being inspiring and interesting for our cities landscape, why should we be demolishing a perfectly good building that houses a business that encourages the reuse and recycling of older items? Something that completely benefits our planet and something more people need to do in order to save our planet. There are plenty of open lots in the downtown area or buildings that have been neglected that can come out. What about the lot that’s completely empty next to BTC both in the same side of the street and opposite of it? They have been empty for years and the only thing that uses them are teenagers milling about and people smoking. It would be an awesome use for a park and ride. Why? Because the redline ends there. We have both the Blue and red lines that come to the west side. But the redline stops at BTC and many people commenting from Downtown (like my husband and many of my friends as their employers do not contribute to parking but contribute towards a max pass) have to deboard a red and then wait for a blue or a bus to come to continue their journey home. Many I’m sure would rather drive to BTC and catch their train there. Not to mention but BTC has a lot more transit police presence than other park and ride stops like Millikan or Beavercreek so there would probably be less car break ins than at those stops and you have the potential to make triple or more the amount of spaces using those two vacant lots than you would if you destroyed The Peaks. And you wouldn’t have to demolish anything first for construction. Also, Curiousities provides something for people to do within a short walking distance after eating at the food trucks. And the owners generously have let me park there after shopping at their store so my family and I can go eat and support our food trucks, which our other small businesses that depend on the support of the businesses surrounding them would appreciate. And lastly, the owners of Curiousities are kind and generous people, who support others in our community. They offer classes for very low cost for people to learn new skills. They put on a flea market all summer long for small businesses in our community to make even more profit and a way for people to connect with one another. It maybe one building but it houses the businesses of numerous people in our community and to destroy a building that is architecturally historically important for a parking lot when there are open lots in the same general area, isn’t just going to affect one business owner. It is going to impact MANY families who use Curiousities as a source of income for their household. There is over 50 booths in that building. That’s 50+ families who make income right there. So destroying that location, would effectively be telling these people “sorry, you and your children aren’t as important as a parking lot, even though it’s been pointed out there are plenty of other locations”. If you really want to destroy a building, what about Hall Street Bar and Grill? It’s been vacant for years now, is in the same area and probably would yield the same amount of spaces as The Peaks would. Additionally, the spots there would also be nice for the businesses in that complex and would get used on the weekends. Please don’t tear down The Peaks.
I enjoy shopping and visiting this area and the history of it !!! Don’t dismantle
Support small business! Do not become like Portland - where it’s no longer feasible to open and operate a business effectively. NO MORE CONDO AND RETAIL COMBO PACKS!
Destroying these buildings will cause a major loss of revenue for the City of Beaverton. Curiosities and the Beaverton Flea bring together numerous people from all over the area to reminisce about the past, appreciate art and handcrafted items, and to upcycle quality items so they do not end up in an overflowing landfill. So many amazing creators that sell their wares here are our neighbors, friends, family and most importantly our community. Their livelihoods will disappear with the demolition. Please support our local makers by saving a place for them to display their art and for the community to explore!
I love the Peaks! With so many chain stores popping up it's so nice to have this historic building still up and full of life. It makes Beaverton unique and special. It brings business to the city with it's vintage store and flea market. You have to leave the city and go to the east side of Portland to experience something similar. The Peaks is one of the reasons I love Beaverton. Dont turn it into a parking lot!
This is part of the city and as we grow we need to preserve the parts that make us unique. This store is part of the community and drives commerce and culture into our little neighborhood. I thought this was what the city was trying to do, make us a cool community of local owned business and restaurants that help the community flourish.
We need all the small businesses we can get. There are other options for a parking lot than this location.
This is one of the few places left in Beaverton with some character. It’s not just another strip mall or - a parking lot. This place contributes to helping other small businesses grow by allowing people to sell their items in their store, as well as creating a flea market once a month that is a wonderful source of community. To tear this space down for a parking lot would be tragic. Your taking something that creates income for dozens of people, and a space where the people enjoy going and brings people into Beaverton - for a parking lot?? This is outrageous.
While I understand the need to accommodate our growing population it is also critical to preserve the culture that attracts people to this area.
If no other suitable solution can be found, I would suggest a solution that saves these historical sites and adds housing.
While it is a structural challenge, it might be possible to build in a way that saves these buildings.
I would encourage looking at other cities in the world that have done that.
Yes I would rather preserve the area as is, partially due to infrastructure impact concerns such as the capacity of our roads to accommodate that many people.
How ever as I have demonstrated we can save our historical sites and build if that is the only other option.
Curiosities Antique Mall brings people into Beaverton -it’s the only antique mall that I know of in Beaverton. We go there frequently, and, while in Beaverton,we will patronize other local businesses. Without Curiosities, we would have no reason to come to Beaverton, as Beaverton is mostly national chain stores that you can find anywhere.
Additionally, the building it is in is a cool midcentury design and should not be destroyed. It is unfortunate if Beaverton is not part of the national movement to preserve midcentury architecture. Don’t let Beaverton become just a generic blight of chain stores and restaurants. I urge you to preserve unique buildings and destination businesses like Curiosities that bring in business from people outside of Beaverton.
This beautiful and iconic historic building has been turned into a thriving, destination shopping venue that helps local economy. With all the massive growth in Beaverton, it's heartening seeing the handful of areas lett that show local architecture while supporting community and commerce.
Development can be a good thing, but not at the expense of small businesses and unique architecture.
I love the curiosities and interesting things that I've found at this place. I've been able to find very useable items and many cherished items. Please let us keep this place!
Because your erasing anything that makes the northwest beautiful and unique. Just to squeeze people in. If we don’t try and keep our beauty, history and uniqueness of why people are drawn here then where will we end up. This is so sad.
Not only is this a fantastic place to shop, it’s an amazing piece of mid-century architecture that’s part of Beaverton’s history. This building needs to stay put, there are plenty of other locations to put a parking lot.
Have always enjoyed this neighborhood small business. Horrified to hear the city wants to destory their livelihood for a parking lot. Shame.
This building houses a unique and popular business. A temporary parking lot (or permanent parking lot) is not a reason to destroy livelihoods. Get real, Beaverton.
It’s a beautiful historic building with a great purpose!!
One of the things I hate about the west is municipalities that don’t appreciate their own history enough to protect it. Tearing down older, fully occupied buildings for a temporary parking lot shows a complete lack of understanding of what the community of Beaverton is about.
This is ridiculous..one nice place to go antique shopping in Beaverton and such nice friendly people and the city wants to tear it down.SHAME ON YOU CITY OF BEAVERTON...SHAME ON YOU.
That building has been an historical part of the landscape that makes canyon rd. Please don’t take away any more of our little town of BEAVERTONs history!
The sense of community Curiosities has created for the metro area is incredible. I’m from Hillsboro and always enjoy going to the shop especially in the summer time with the weekends events going on there. Need more places like this to build communities and neighborhoods not another stupid parking lot.
Curiosities is a thriving business in. Beaverton, whose 60+ vendors depend on this
For their livlihood. The store serves the community by bringing hundreds of shoppers to Toto the downtown core, to frequent and spend dollars at the store and many events. What a loss to the city! This mid-century building should not be razed in favor of a parking lot.
It is a piece of history. They are awesomely designed. I love driving in the area and it's not all new high rises. I also love the shops that are in them.
It supports tons of local businesses! They host community events and bring everyone together in the neighborhood... it’s great for that and the economy in Beaverton!
We need to save our land marks in the city of Beaverton. This store has been a great social place for me and my family. It makes me so sad that they would take down something that is positive for the city of Beaverton. I know times change but don’t take away one of the best places in Beaverton. This vintage look makes the best store for our community. Heck it’s been on a tv series..
Because they're historical Beaverton!!!!!
This is a beautiful store that has drawn visitors from around the Portland metro area to Beaverton, and has encouraged community through local events. It is one of the biggest locally owned shopping experiences in Beaverton, and one that gives the city it's character. The store, being a collection of vendors, supports many local vendors and artists. It would be a huge mistake to get rid of it, with how beautiful the store is and how much they support the local community.
Out of all the boring, same ol same ol buildings and businesses in Beaverton already, these businesses give Beaverton some personality and personally bring me a lot of joy and make me happy to live here. I do not want them gone and would move away from Beaverton to a town that respects small businesses and understands thier importance if they did get torn down.
This is an amazing historical building.
This building is a beautiful example of mid century modern architecture. This style of architecture is just starting to be recognized as important by scholars and historic preservationists, not to mention being loved and sought after by it's fans. A similarly styled house (with the same unique peaked roofs) was used in the new Hulu series "Shrill" and was in a Portland Mid century modern home tour. Tearing down this building down just as its style is being recognized and its popularity is skyrocketing is a shame for the city of Beaverton and historic preservation in general.
Curiosities is a wonderful example of the type of small business that the city of Beaverton should support. There are 60+ local dealers that bring in business and revenue to the city. The building is a unique part of the community, and should stay that way for years to come.
Having a store like Curiosities gives a value to Beaverton that it does not have. It elevates it culturally, giving it the character that is mostly found in SE Portland. It is clearly needed and should NOT be destroyed. The people of Beaverton give it much more value than one more parking lot. Canyon Road lacks character with its endless car lots and Curiosities is a breath of fresh air and an added value to the food cart pods.
Make Beaverton more friendly and keep Curiosities!
This vintage store is a most beloved shop for my daughter and I, when we are out and about exploring the city. We always find treasures every time we’re here, and it’s always just that: a treasure hunt. Please do not take away this very special place in Beaverton! There’s nothing else like it in our city, and is truly needed.
The peaks should be saved because history and community should be saved. Curiosities is more that just an antiques store. It is dozens of vendors coming together to sell their history and stories. And the Beaverton flea is the same. It's community and friendship and everything that should be preserved. Beaverton doesn't need another parking lot or high rise building, and we don't want it.
Secondhand fashion not only matters, but it’s helping save our environment.
Shuttering small businesses, a joyful part of our community, for the sake of more high rise developers is not in the best interest of our community. Historic charm and small business is what makes Portland wonderful and we are being stripped of the very things that make this area a great place.
TV Hwy needs to keep it's historic charm instead of needing to conform to more parking. A parking garage immediately on TV hwy would be an eye sore. Let people use the public transportation on TV Hwy or Max two blocks away.
Curiosities is A unique, fun, and entertaining part of Beaverton we should expand the vintage district not destroy it.
It is the HQ of a
community and a building that reflects the wonderful history of Beaverton. There are other ways to solve parking. Of
course. Save this building and find another solve.
Great stores! Shameful plan!
Old building should be saved so that small businesses can use them and thrive in them! We don't need big orporations running and ruining everything.
Another high rise will not bring people to Beaverton. We need to keep some charm. If you want to do something, revitalize what is already there. I am all for progress and I want Beaverton to be a destination, but I know as a person who travels a lot, it is character and uniqueness that draw people. Chain businesses, places that look like everywhere else are boring. We're already losing Burgerville. Please keep the old fashioned charm as much as possible in our town. Invest in sprucing it up, not tearing it down. Thank you!
I moved here from Los Angeles, CA. because I wanted more of a small town, REAL community feel and that’s exactly what Beaverton gave me. In just the last year, Beaverton has become apartment complex after apartment complex with more and more demolishing of beautiful sites for parking lots/work spaces. Curiosities is such a great shop! It was one of the very first places I ever stepped foot in when moving here and i was blown away! To see it go would be heartbreaking and would feel like a piece of Beaverton is missing. Don’t become LA, stay true and save the amazingness this city STILL has to offer.
There's very few places left in Beaverton that have a historic, small town feel. I love Curiosities and the other shops there. It's a place that brings history, art and culture to Beaverton. Please do not destroy it.
It’s uniqueness is unmatched! I have not found a better place to find gifts. Even when not looking for something specific, it’s always fun to just browse. Beaverton would not be the same without it!
It’s the only I place I really like to go to in Beaverton. I look forward the the Beaverton Flea every month.
BecauseThis is such a unique addition to our city. To destroy it to put up a parking lot is an outrage. I love Curiosities: not only have I found amazing pieces for my home, but it has brought a real sense of community to the area. We have nothing else like this and it must be preserved.I smile EVERY TIME I see this building. It is a beautiful example of midcentury architecture. In a world that wants the new, next best thing-we need to save what we can to remember a simpler time. A time when dreams were BIG and nothing seemed beyond reach. Plus there are several small business’ represented within the shop itself. To close would force them to lose a part of their dream.
Thank you for considering our views.This is the best vintage shop around In Beaverton & should be preserved because it deserves to be more then a Parking lot!The Peaks is an iconic building in Beaverton, representative of the history and uniqueness here. The current occupants provide a hub of community activity in this area, and it attracts customers from all across the metro area. Do NOT take this place away from the city!!!They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.💔Because it's crucial for the environment to keep resale stores. Support small business. We have enough traffic issues already. Way too many new Condos.
We don't want to become "New York", or any of the other huge places that are only made for rich people!!We should be preserving this piece of mid century modern architecture!There is no reason to tear down a beautiful & used building for a parking lot. There must be a better option for parking.Wonderful architecture with a thriving business.Shameful that the city of Beaverton can't figure it out without shutting down a local business whom has a local following. Sad.Beaverton needs to keep a historic district...the triangular lot is historic. People are not as attracted to strip malls.
Washco building is classic architecture, not readily seen. I have fond memories of shopping here-it was the first place to go for plants!The community is amazing. Please don't destroy it.Please save this building. I go there often (as do several of my friends) and very much enjoy Curiosities in particular. It’s a unique place and very much appreciated by the community - I don’t know of any other store like it. As someone born and raised in Oregon (the Portland/Beaverton area in particular) it’s very sad to me that the stores and business and community centers that once made this a unique place to live are being torn down on what seems like a weekly basis to make room for yet more ugly high rises and parking lots. I sincerely hope you will rethink displacing this store. Also, it seems ridiculous that you apparently only gave 60 days notice that this was being done.We love the curiosity shop and the building is a landmark as well as really interesting architecture.We have so few of these unique and dedicated local businesses in this community. The Saturday markets and unique vintage offering brings so many to the area we need places like this to stay and grow!The peaks is the personality of Beaverton. Its small businesses like those that make it a special place. If we keep tearing down these landmarks, Beaverton is simply going to be a mirror of modern Portland. Its killing the diversity and beauty of downtown to replace it with high rises. I want to be able to see the sky.I love Curiousities so much! This move would destroy so many small businesses and families trying to keep afloat. Literally what the heck, City of Beaverton! There’s no need to do this!!!! Let your city keep some of its cool, please!Vintage shopping is so fun. finding retro furniture, light fixtures, and clothing from a time past has kept us coming almost weekly to see what’s “new” in store. Aside from that there’s a community that love the vintage shops , and wouldn’t want to see this go!This building, Curiosities, its tenants, and its events (Beaverton Flea) are some of the most unique things Beaverton has to offer its residents and visitors. Part of why I enjoy living here is the sense of community created by attending something like the Beaverton Flea. Even if there were time to relocate it, the absence the charming building and the central location would be a huge loss. Please preserve what remains of our unique community!Evicting small business permanently for a TEMPORARY parking lot is absurd. Surely the City can find another TEMPORARY solution that doesn’t displace locally-owned businesses!Curioisities is a viable business that is well loved and has been established in Beaverton. It deserves to remain.Ruining people's livelihoods... Over a TEMPORARY parking lot? For fucks sake!There aren’t wonderful shops like this in the Beaverton/Tigard area anymore. A shop filled with history, and incredibly pieces from the last 100 years. With wonderful employees and owners, its a shop and building with so much quirkiness, and vibrancy. The City of Beaverton need to focus its attention elsewhere, and not on demolishing historical buildings, that house some of the areas richest history. Shame on you Beaverton.This is a awesome piece of architecture that can’t be replaced by a parking lot. Beaverton needs more mom and pop shops like this not big box dealers.I love Curiosities...it's my go-to for unique gifts, for others and myself. Travis and Jenn have poured so much into this building and business to make it thrive. Closing it is a slap in the face to the small business owner in Beaverton who works so hard and has brought so much to the community.Beaverton "needs and Icon" for people from other side of river to see us as a "Destination". Please understand that we serve the community because we hav so many many people coming to our shop. They may stay and eat here.. and spend money w small businesses. thanksThey should have thought about parking before all the new things went up.
This is a living for some of those people.
I thought we were helping the unemployed
Not adding to it.We need historical pieces of Beaverton to stand strong, it’s what gives Beaverton character. We don’t need another high rise there.The Curiosities Vintage Mall is such a treasure in our city. Not only is it a wonderful place to find unique, recycled goods, it employs many small businesses under one roof. All things that the City of Beaverton claims to value!This is a family owned business that gives this neighborhood a place to share their own history. This is a unique attraction for downtown Beaverton and will bring business for surrounding restaurants and stores. There must be an alternative location for this project.It's an irreplaceable part of Beaverton.This is a cool little place to bring out of town visitors. A memento of our uniqueness. We have to stop destroying and concreting everything. Beaverton does not need to be a giant parking lot.One of the most wonderful attractions especially on weekends in Beaverton.This is a great shop! It adds such fun and character to the community. It would be sad and terrible to tear down this building for parking.Why do we choose to destroy the things that make our towns a treasure? Why do we decide that replacing a historical building that supports small business is considered progress, especially when it is replaced for a parking lot? Beaverton, you can do better. Also, set and example and encourage and reward public transportation and carpooling. A parking lot is a step backwards. Think about it.To save the 60 vendors/small businesses that call this building home!Adding another high rise condo to Beaverton destroys the character and appeal of the city.The Peaks is a historic landmark that needs to be saved. The Peaks‘ current occupant, at least for another 50 days or so, Curiosities Vintage, is a goldmine of Beaverton tradition and history that would be lost; smothered and buried under black asphalt in the shadow of another high rise filled with people unaware that their new apartment had suffocated yet another small local business.
Curiosities has promoted the preservation of Beaverton history throughout all of its booths in the form of local artifacts and through its knowledgeable employees. Not only has Curiosities preserved Beaverton history and offered it back to its community, but they’ve created a new cultural tradition through its first Sunday flea markets. Beaverton does not have any other independent traditions. Through its Sunday fleas, Curiosities has drawn in Beaverton residents and transformed them into a community that takes pride in its monthly tradition and small piece of beautiful Beaverton.
When I say beautiful Beaverton, I am referring to the fact Curiosities cleaned up the area around its buildings and made their small part of Beaverton beautiful, an area which the city previously ignored. It seems that once the bright colors of its parking lot mural caught the eye of the city, X marked the spot where a new parking lot would bring them more profit at the expense of its current community they are supposed to serve.
The Peaks and Curiosities has proved time and time again its pride in its city that has turned against it. The city of Beaverton should be showing the same pride in its small businesses and community instead of building more high rises that serve outsiders coming in rather than serving its own long time residents. You may be thinking Curiosities will just find a new building to rent, but through this eviction the city of Beaverton has created a precedence that if you establish yourselves and become part of the community, the city will rip it away should they find your location inconvenient to their monetary prospects. I once took pride in living my whole life in Beaverton, but seeing my hometown value money over its historic locations and local businesses such as Burgerville or The Peaks and Curiosities sickens me. The eviction of Curiosities and flattening of the Peaks is contributing to the rising the cost of living that is so high, I will not be able to afford to continue living in my hometown as a recent college graduate of a public Oregon university. Instead, my place will be given to a rich outsider who is unaware of the Beaverton culture and history that was lost when the Peaks was destroyed and buried under tar and asphalt so they could have somewhere to park their car.These are old buildings and small businesses that are thriving. Beaverton would be tearing down part of its history that should be kept safe.This is my absolute favorite establishment in Beaverton. It's what sold me on the city and what made me move from Portland. It's where I do almost all of my gift shopping here, it supports several interesting local vendors and artists, and its what gets me out to the food carts, making me get out in Beaverton and support the city with my income. I have brought hordes of people here, it is what makes me most proud to live in in Beaverton. Beaverton will barely be cool anymore without Curiosities. To replace this building at all is an absolutely devastating blow, but to replace it with a parking lot of all things is a stab in my heart as a part of this community. This parking lot shouldn't even be considered. Let Beaverton keep its soul. Don't pave over perfection.I have spent many weekends enjoying the shops in this area taking the stress anyway from my busy job. I have called Beaverton home for 8 years, please find another area for a parking lot!It’s important to maintain diversity. Beaverton being Beaverton, there is a multitude of scrappy retail and light industrial, as well as actual vacant lots, just begging to be developed. Why destroy a structure that still Mai rains a period charm and that the community has an affection for?This building is part of Beaverton’s history and culture. I understand that Beaverton has a parking situation, but there needs to be better foresight and planning. Destroying our history for parking is not the answer!!!It is short-sighted to remove the character of Beaverton to pursue the money from these developments. Nobody wants to live in a city without charm.This is one if the places that make this city unique. There are so many mixed use high rise buildings popping up everywhere, it’s nauseating. It’s important for cities to keep their charm and individuality.This building and its businesses within are a true asset for Beaverton. They have becone a destination for shoppers from all over Portland and beyond, especially the monthly Beaverton Flea. Its walking distance to the new Food Carts combine to make this business a real draw. Isn't this what Beaverton needs- a vibrant business community? Please rethink this poor decision to raze the building, especially for a parking lot.I use to drive past this building everyday on my way to and from work. It’s so much fun to look at. Visually interesting and a piece of Beaverton. What a shame to loose a vintage piece of Beaverton, one of the last, to a parking lot. Shameful city planning.Not a good look Beaverton. The city is spending money and using large grants to redevelop existing buildings South of Farmington and has empty storefronts and eye sores like the old Mama Mias, turned strip club l, turned Asian restaurant turned Phoenix bar sitting ripe for redevelopment. Choosing to displace a well maintained building with an existing business in place shows lack of vision and empathy for a city trying to be business friendly. I kindly suggest you reconsider this choice.This is a historic landmark in a town that has very few historic buildings. My husband and our 3 children love searching for treasures at Curiosities and the Beaverton Flea Market. It always a fun and unique experience. Beaverton is a suburb that has very few gems like this to visit and shop. It's a shame that city planners do not see the value that The Peaks building has to our community. I wish Beaverton's city planners we're more focused on creating more spaces like this for people to gather, rather then tearing them down for another slab on concrete to park our cars on....Because this building is home to many local small business owners - economy = community = health.We love this part of Beaverton and often visit the vintage shops there. If that goes there will be no reason for us to venture there or spend money in the community.Mid-century architecture provides unique character to our city. All efforts should be made to preserve it, not replace it. This building is well known and was even recently used in filming a portion of a Hulu series. I doubt any new construction will bring such attention to Beaverton. Don’t destroy Beaverton’s unique buildings.It is a slice of Beaverton history... Everything else has been leveled and demolished to become parking lots and shopping malls or apartments so don’t do it to this one please. Mic drop. Curiosities has an amazing staff and selection as well can’t think of anywhere else to go in town that would be better.Small business. Unique store great for the community. Owners and vendors will loseThis is one of the few areas where you can shop for any type of antiques and also be on foot. Beaverton does not need another parking lot. Displacing small businesses is a black mark on our cities name. Please reconsider this.Great small businesses like Curiosities need to be relished, not destroyed, ESPECIALLY not for a damned parking lot.There is not enough unique retail space in SW. These buildings are home to businesses, who will not be able to find suitable replacement space.The Peaks have created an income for over 60 individuals in the Beaverton/Portland area. For many, this is a place people call “home” and find happiness during a rough time. For me, this family who owns Curiosities have invested so much love, care and hard work to create such a positive atmosphere for their employees and customers. Everyone I know who has visited Curiosities has had nothing but positive things to say. Upon evicting them, many lives would be negatively effected and families would lose a huge piece of their identities found through in this shop.If Beaverton needs more parking spaces, they can be found without bulldozing its history! Curiosities is a great asset to our community, in a beautiful historical building.The Peaks is an asset to the city. They owners have created a place where vendors and collectors can meet. It's wrong to take that away from our community.One if the few places in Beaverton where a small business owner can thrive and not look like every other strip mall in townUnique mid century architecture for this area. A historical reference that should be preservedWe absolutely love shopping at curiosities! We have many special finds that have helped complete our home as well as indulge my love of pinup clothing. It would be heartbreaking to lose this local treasure. I've lived in this city my entire life and every torn down piece of history has made it a little less recognizable and a little less special.It has character. We don't always need to raze old buildings. Especially for a parking lot.Curiosities is my favorite hidden gem of Beaverton. The idea of Curiosities being demolished is outraging. Where's Leslie Knope when you need her?Because it's a landmark. So tired of corporations oicking on small businessesThis building is a landmark and a thriving business. Tearing it down to put in parking goes against everything I believe about the City of Beaverton’s values.I love visiting Curiosities and checking out all of the fun finds. It’s terrible to decide to demolish small businesses for parking, and with so little notice I’m sure most places will have to close rather than try and relocate. Curiosities as well as other small businesses make our community in Beaverton great and unique. Please reconsider your decision.This building is a staple of the downtown Beaverton area. It's awesome structure alone should be why this cannot be torn down. The fact that the city is willing to take away peoples livelihood to build a temporary parking lot is disgusting. A piece of history is gone if the project comes to fruition.Throwing out good business owners is never a solution to any parking problem.This is the coolest store! Unique items and fantastic atmosphere! Curiosities has many loyal customers and wonderful vendors...I happen to one of them. We are creative and hardworking striving to create a place different than your average shopping experience.Beautiful historical buildings should be saved for future generations.Let’s keep the unusual charm in our little city and not homogenize it with big massive spaces
History is important.This is a classic piece of Beavertons history. I can remember seeing it and being amazed by the engineering as a child, and then later when visiting the old Spaghetti Warehouse next door growing up in Beaverton. More importantly, I cant believe Beaverton is willing to stomp out the livelihood of not only the owners, but all the booth vendors that occupy this great business. It's a collective, and a community. Several people will loose their source of income if this landmark is torn down. We have spent countless days (and dollars) here, and met so many great people. Some have become business partners of ours, some are even friends. Please join and sign the petition to save this great business and piece of Beaverton's history.Antique goods are hard to come by on the scale that Curiosities can provide.This business has brought vitality and renewed interest to what was a sleepy stretch of roads. It’s a vibrant community of micro business that enhances both locals and visitors to our community. Tearing down both a historic building and closing a successful and POPULAR business is foolish and nearsighted.It gives back.This gorgeous Mid Century building should be preserved forever. A piece of art in itself- let alone the people who sell their vintage curiosities in it. Figure something else out!Because we need to have more unique local stores in Beaverton. Tired of seeing things just torn down around here.This is an amazing, unique, local landmark that brings far more money into Beaverton than a parking lot!Please do not destroy one of the few remaining places that add charm and uniqueness to the area. The peaks in its current use is a draw for tourists and locals alike. I drive over 60 miles round trip to visit several times a year. While in the area, I eat, shop, and buy gas. We need to encourage entrepreneurial small business owners. There are plenty of derelict, poorly maintained buildings and nuisance storefronts in the city. Don’t target a thriving business.It's a one of a kind building that adds something a little extra and special in our city. With more development we need cherish and save buildings that make our city unique. I love shopping here to find unique gifts and items for my home and love suporting a small local business and all the vendors that sell here. This stores brings people to our community and the monthly flea market brings people from all over.Please explore other options for parking space and save this uniquely architectural structure.It's a unique piece of architectureA treasure for the community (quite literally!)Save the historical things, go build somewhere else.Curiousities Vintage Mall is one of my favorite places in Beaverton, an institution that reminds me of when I first moved to the PNW and would spend many hours just wandering around inside looking at all the various treasures. To demolish it for the purpose of putting up a TEMPORARY parking lot is absolutely disgusting, and it hurts the local business and the community. There are already enough small businesses being driven out or closed down, do not let this happen to the peaks!It’s a piece of History and should be preservedBecause its historical landmarkThere is no need for another parking lot.There are very few vintage stores in the area, and actually bring in quite a few people from the east side of Portland among other places. These buildings look beautiful.The Peaks is a landmark in Beaverton. Every time I drive by I am so happy to have a business like theirs in my town. It is absurd and incredibly short sided to demolish a landmark and an incredible place of business for a parking lot.It’s so sad to see charming small businesses being destroyed for a parking lot. I hope you reconsider.Beaverton doesn’t have enough of these kinds of shops. Would be heartbreaking to see it goes for parking spots.Really? A parking lot? Public employees need to be using the public transportation system that keeps getting pushed on us to decrease traffic. So by now providing more parking you are actually going to be increasing the traffic problem as more people will be driving. This is not a solution, this is an addition to a problem.The history of this area should be preserved. There are many areas of Beaverton that are better suited for a parking lot.There is so much WASTE in today's society, looking for usable and fun items at places like Curiosity's is really an important option. People love this place! Go doze a strip club instead!We need to preserve retail with culture in our community.Because small businesses are the heart of Beaverton. We need to stop turning this city into a place where people come to rent, but a place where people come to liveI find it very ironic that they need the space for parking. Your urban goal is less cars, so why do you need a temporary parking lot? (Don't try to answer that please!)
I find it disappointing that the city had a no-high-rise ordinance for 30+ years, until it was the only way to go. Now that they need to go vertical, they can just plow over anyone they choose in the process?
I haven't been to the building since it was a Ludeman's, but I don't like eminent domain actions. One would think you could arrive at an amicable arrangement here, rather than just giving them 60 days notice and telling them to get out. I hope the owner and the business are on the same side of the discussion here.This is a building , business, community, and shopping area of local and statewide significance. It it unfair, to say the least, to replace this important part of Beaverton City history with a, what? a *temporary* parking lot. If The Peaks is gone, and 60 businesses with it, what will you need a temporary parking lot for? Mourners? Be reasonable, BURA & city "leaders." Pay attention to what Beaverton really needs, and don't carry out this grossest example of incompetence on your part.This is a beautiful building and it would be an absolute shame to see it be demolished.
Curiosities brings the community together in ways no other businesses do in Beaverton. It’s going to be missed and everyone I know is devastated that it will no longer be around for business.I'm tired of everything being, closed and knocked down to make more mixed use condo/retail spaces.This is a community treasure. Without small businesses like this, we aren't a community at all.Shame on you, negatively impacting the lives of dozens of small business owners solely for the convenience of a few civil servants who prefer to drive to work rather than taking the mass transit that stops literally on the doorstep of their office building. Oh, and wasting millions of our tax dollars to do it. Unconscionable. Have you no shame?Does the city even know how many people's lively hoods will be disrupted by this proposed demolition for a damn parking lot? City employees should carpool and use public transportation, or buy a shuttle to move folks around.
Or why not remove the blight of those local car dealerships' and give them 40 days to move their inventory out of Central Beaverton to an industrial site.
This decision is short sighted. Both The Peaks building and the antique stores within, provide historical value. Customers come from far and wide to shop there. Beaverton has few historical buildings and must not trash another one.
Be like Italy and honor the historic.This is my favorite hidden gem of a store which brings so much diverse cultures and people together for the love of repurposing and salvaging goods. It’s improving the city by the sustainability- please do not get rid of this building. Especially because by tearing it down to allow for more parking the city of Beaverton is directly going against any green efforts for our community.I want The Peaks to be saved because is sad watching historic building after building being demolished in the Portland area. Our community needs more places like this not less. Displacing all of these artists small businesses would be a shame.This has been the perfect secret for a friend. Why put in more parking when beaverton has enough?!?The business there are really cool. Parking lots are NOTIt’s an awesome Mid-century modern building with an awesome business that Beaverton seriously lacks. If Beaverton doesn’t support small businesses, what does it support. Please save Curiosities.Building diversityHistoric buildings should be preserved as a part of the preservation of culture within a city. This building carries impact for a lot of the citizens and patrons who support the businesses within’A unique part of Beaverton that has been there for years. Small business that many people frequent due to its uniqueness. We don’t need a stupid parking lot.For one, we dont need more parking lots or big box storesThis place provides income to many small businesses. It's something that makes Beaverton unique and draws people from all around. Another high rise or parking lot is going to take the charm out of Beaverton. How about you demolish a shitty car dealership to make room for more people? Also, #keepbeavertonsmall
I live in Beaverton because it isn't Portland. It's becoming overcrowded which takes the appeal away, at least for me.This is a beautiful piece of history currently housing functional, loved and financially viable business who have also not been given ample notice to find a new location. This is unacceptable. We need to protect local businesses that contribute to our towns and cities. This is the backbone of who we are as Oregonians.History deserves to be preserved. We don't need more high density buildings.For one thing, there are already too many high rises in Beaverton. Don’t let thus historic, needed area close.It’s a fun and wonderful place!! Why do we need another eyesore in Beaverton? We need to preserve our history, not tear it down!!It’s a historic building. Wonderful small business.This is a great small business that offers so much diversity in a market of cookie cutter clutter! Not only have I been able to find some awesome deals, but at times it's like stepping back into my childhood when I catch a glimpse of a dish or a picture that hung in a house during my childhood. Stop putting small business out of business just to increase space for commercial companies. Keep Beaverton a friendly and fun place to shop!This building is one of the first buildings that my spouse and I started really shopping at after we bought our first home in Beaverton. Shopping here also then lead to exploring that area of Beaverton. There are so many other buildings in that area that could be bought or demolished. This building is like no other in needs to stay!The Peaks is a beautiful building filled with wonderful people. Why would you want to lose something organically great?The peaks adds culture to our town. It's a fun vintage shop and Beaverton lacks that greatly.Use this building as a template or an architectural interesting point when rebuilding the area. Preserve as much as we can to continue the beauty and uniqueness of our city.Demolishing this is going to ruin downtown. You are going to force real estate prices up and small businesses out.Even though I don’t frequent this shop as much as I’d like, I think it’s a wonderful place, and has so much character to it. Everything from the building design itself, to the vendors just brings so much more to the community than just a parking lot would. It really isn’t fair to ruin so many people’s livelihoods so a few city employees can park just a little closer to work. This is an incredibly selfish move by the city, and it sickens me that they’d even think this was okay to do.Keeping historic sites in the City of Beaverton is an absolute must. This iconic landmark not only brings back childhood memories, but is still a great place to visit and spend my money.Beaverton is losing what remaining character it has and displacing businesses. Why? Is this the only place it has for a new high rise?It's unfair to demolish a small business just for a TEMPORARY parking lot. Surely the city can find another place without having to put someone out of business.Such cool, mid-century architecture. I’d hate to see it go!One of the only reasons why I travel to Beaverton! Such an amazing business with tremendous character!Preserve some of Beaverton’s charm and history by saving the PeaksIt is a great place to shop and wonderful business. We need more small businesses in beaverton.Travis and Jennifer have brought not only life, but culture into the heart of Beaverton. Their quaint shop Curiosities has expended beyond buildings, and the homes and hearts of many community members. Curiosities is located in a central point of the Beaverton that allows members to stroll though and appreciate people and items from all walks of life, while also experiencing the magnificent food culture of the recently developed BG Food Cartel. Jennifer and Travis’ Curiosities is the epitome of small business, where every guest is greeted with an atmosphere of friendship and family values. Removing this small business to be replaced by a parking lot would be a great disservice not only to this hard working family, but a tremendous loss of culture that you can’t find anywhere else in our community.It is a local business that means more than a parking garage! I had good memories and that store and it is always fun to visit!!Don't shut down 60 businesses! Stop building so much in Beaverton.The Peaks has had a great cultural impact on the city of Beaverton, bringing together people in a community based experience. Curiosities, in particular, is a fantastic shop. Small businesses will be greatly affected and the economic boost the area will receive will not outweigh the negative effect on the community!I can remember going there when it was a farm store when I was a kid to get formula for our puppies!This space is better used as is!This is a great location for many small businesses to thrive in Beaverton. As Beaverton fights to bring in a more diverse, younger community that feels more welcome in east Portland, they make the mistake of not understanding who their audience and what they want. They want the quirky, they want to blend blend history with present. Demolishing a building That can house a multitude of businesses that supports the Beaverton and portland community... for a parking lot... the need to figure out priorities is evident. When people lose their jobs/ability to make income for a local government parking lot. That’s sad and wrong.The Peaks is hideous trash and really should be demolished.It’s a landmark!Beaverton needs more unique buildings with local businesses, not parking lots.Not only is The Peaks a historically significant building in Beaverton, it also houses one of the most interesting and fun establishments for visitors. I come from SE Portland to shop at Curiosities, and I know many others who do too. Please don’t demolish The Peaks. It brings so much culture and flair to an otherwise bland neighborhood.Historic preservation is importantBy supporting Curiosities, you are supporting 60+ small businesses in Beaverton. Every day, Curiosities has shoppers coming from all over the metropolitan Portland area..... bringing revenue to the small businesses and the city of Beaverton.There is no reason to demolish an existing and useful business when you could not even fill the Round without taking it over as city offices.I love coming here with family and friends and roaming around browsing the cool little trinkets. This is the best store ever and would be sooo heartbroken to see this place go :(The community needs this building and the occupants. Stop gentrification. Look at Seattle.It’s a great store for recycling rare finds, inspires creativity and helps people make money for items that usually end up filling up landfills but it also helps the community keep small businesses thrive and also to help people decorate on a budget with style! Please don’t close this great place for a parking lot that will probably be empty space.The building and the business that occupies it, Vintage Curiosities, add an incredible amount of much needed character to central Beaverton. My family and I drive in from East Portland just to visit this location. While it doesn’t look like much to the average person, humble mid century buildings like this are attractions for many people. It won’t be obvious right away, but I have a feeling the City of Beaverton will regret demolishing this small time capsule of a bygone era.Evicting successful businesses to build parking doesn't make much sense.Amazing historic building design plus amazing small businesses I love to visit.The Peaks is a architecture that needs to be saved. We demolish too many building in the name of progress.With New York's Penn Station have we not learned that architecture from specific era's of American History needs to be preserve. Penn Station was a loss that galvanized the modern historic preservation movement. Mid Century architecture and signage is critical to Americas history and this is a prime example that should not be demolished for a parking lot.This building has been well maintained and kept aesthetically pleasing. It has remained relevant while keeping its retro charm. Although I’ve moved from Beaverton to Vancouver for job related reasons, this is one spot that brings me back to visit, enjoy the events and spend money! I enjoy visiting and shopping at Curiosities and then branching out to other sites for lunch, dinner, or just nice evening of appetizers and cocktails. It would be a shame to replace this landmark with a parking lot. Didn’t Joni Mitchell write a song about that??!Curiosities Vintage(the current resident) is a great shop and a fixture in the community. Part of that is due to its location. It’s in a distinctive building that’s easily accessible by public transportation. It’d be a shame to see this building gone for a parking lot.Does the world really need another parking lot? This store isn’t just a store, it’s a place of joyful communion where one persons no longer needed item becomes another’s treasure. Travis and Jen’s fun events bring people together in happy pursuit of a great deal on unique item - like treasure hunts for adults. The city should get creative and figure out how to make extra parking around a wonderfully unique store that brings value to the neighborhood!As a former dealer at Curiosities I am shocked at the short sighted view of the Beaverton City Council. Curiosities is a viable thriving business that brings many customers to Beaverton daily. Customers who would just as soon spend their money in Portland. The money that Curiosities generates for surrounding businesses and restaurants is not insignificant. There are other sites that are suitable for temporary parking. Don't destroy the community's architectural gem (not to mention peoples livelihood) for an eyesore.
Small businesses keep money in the local economy, and there is no other place like The Peaks for small businesses and vendors. To demolish something like this in not only a travesty, but an utter loss to the community.This is such an integral part of Beaverton culture and life, and would do so much more for the city than a parking lot.No one respects history anymore. Preserving the nature of a place and it’s history through architecture is vital to a community ‘s sense of place and pride.In a suburban area covered by strip malls, The Peaks are a saving grace of arts, culture and community in the Beaverton and Portland Metro Area. Providing an opportunity for dozens of small business owners and creatives to operate in commune year round, as well as during their peak fleas, it offers more than any other business in the area. This would be a serious sad loss, and one that is unjust. Look around for other opportunitiesc city! Save the peaks!Curiosities cannot go away! They are one of the best stores in Beaverton, and that building is so cool looking! It was just on TV for Christ sake! To tear it down for a parking lot? Girl. That is ridiculous.This is a community landmark and meeting place. It houses a lot of local vendors and provides a unique outlet to offset all the strip malls in Beaverton. We need it far more than we need another parking lot.It is the most interesting building in all of Beaverton. Also houses an awesome small business. How about you take down the Hall Street Grill location. It’s been empty for more than a year.I have lived in Portland my entire life-62 years! I remember this building during all of it's lives, and now I am one of the business owners here. It is a beautiful example of mid-century architecture, and an iconic Beaverton structure.I enjoy the character and uniqueness of this building! It is unique and deserves to not be destroyed.The Peaks should be saved to preserve classic architecture and to not destroy the businesses within.They contribute to both the culture and community of their neighbors and their neighborhood. They are loved and beloved in the community, and should be treated as such.I support local business.Everywhere I look, there are nothing but cookie cutter garbage developments being put up all over town. Destroying this unique building and the small businesses it houses would be a detriment to the community and keep on the trend of ‘Keep Beaverton Boring’.Growing too fastThis buildings architecture is worth saving & the shops are fabulousThe curiosity vintage store is unique and employs lots of women. Please don’t destroy but build them another affordable space to sell their itemsIt’s not right to do this to a businessThis shop provides many business owners with a way to sell there wares. Not only that, it brings people to downing Beaverton for the flea market on Sundays-a high rise ain’t going to do that.I LOVE this building and the shop it houses. STOP this decision PLEASEDO NOT DESTROY THIS BUILDING! Please consider the value this building has to the community. Please consider the small businesses and community members that will be affected. I have worked in Beaverton for 30 years. These buildings and businesses matter!Curiosities inside the Peaks is one of the few reasons I go into Beaverton.
There is a huge parking structure next to City Hall that is usually only semi full to the 3rd level. They should use it to the fullest! Geez! Who is making these decisions? Do they need to be Recalled???History should be preserved, not thrown away like old trash. Beaverton does NOT need ANOTHER high rise that looks exactly like the three others that have gone up in the past year. Curiosities is a vital part of the community and the building shares insight on what the town used to look like. We don’t need another eyesore of cookie-cutter construction. We need to hold on to the few unique buildings that remain.I have lived in Beaverton my whole 25 years of life. I love to see it grow - but it breaks my heart to see some of the most wonderful places in it destroyed. Curiosities is such a unique vintage shop I have spent so many hours wandering. PEOPLE LOVE VINTAGE. I don’t see why this particular spot needs to be used for a parking lot (seriously?!) when I feel it draws so many in. Please reconsider!Why would you close a thriving small business to create a parking lot? If more parking is needed, why not use the vacant lot in front of the former Hall Street Grill?This building and it's contents are real life. The memories and happiness it brings to many should not be lost.The building gives the area charm, in a city that desperately needs it.It’s a landmark and helps locals business. Therefore places like these give the city more character. And attract better culture and environment also on the plus keep this will help create bonds and memories for future generations.Small businesses should be valued and protected. We don’t need more parking lots; we need to continue to build our public transportation and support small businesses.it's one of the best antique malls in the portland area. most things of interest or cultural value in the area have already been destroyed. you are replacing history with concrete, blending right into the strip malls, and you should be ashamed.As a person who was born and raised in Beaverton, there has been enough unwarranted “change”. To see this building demo’d just for a parking lot is a travesty. Curiosities is a great store and nothing else compares to it in Beaverton. If the city is “pro business” they will find another spot for their parking lot. Let historic Beaverton live!This building houses a thriving business and a cultural treasure. We don’t need more multi-unit housing while other similar multi-unit structures sit empty blocks away. We need to keep businesses that provide community and bring people together. Save The Peaks!!HistoryA historic building & thriving business! I love coming to Curiosities to look for special finds. I’ve found so many pieces for my home, & gifts for others. I love supporting a local business by shopping here, & would be so incredibly sad if it closed. There are so few shopping opportunities like this in Beaverton!Not only is this building a local landmark, it is an iconic example of mid-century architecture. Curiosities attracts vintage collectors of all ages, interests and income levels and is truly a destination for locals and out of town visitors. That all translates to revenue for local restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and more. Please don’t destroy this fantastic corner of Beaverton by razing this building for a parking lot!What a unique building in central Beaverton. I can walk here from my home and live shopping at Curiosities. It’s a one of a kind antique store. Let’s keep it around!So many quality small businesses!We love shopping at this establishment! It’s one of only a handful of establishments in Beaverton that we can still find vintage vinyl, & used music equipment.
The building is also an important historical landmark in Beaverton. We’ve lost so many of the older buildings in Beaverton - it’s be very sad to see another torn down, especially for something like a temporary parking lot.Places like The Peaks give Beaverton personality. Parking lots are just depressing and boring.