Testimonial 23

Testimonial 23

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. - Konni Behm

Testimonial 20

Testimonial 20

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!! - Pamela Gardner

Testimonial 19

Testimonial 19

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. - Andrianna West

Testimonial 14

Testimonial 14

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. - Dee Jordan

Testimonial 13

Testimonial 13

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 !! - Dianne Rider

Testimonial 12

Testimonial 12

WHITE WASHING ALERT. You aren’t just demolishing a few small businesses (which would be a shame in and of itself) you’re destroying 65+ businesses inside Curiosities two buildings (many of which are women and minority owned), 35+ small businesses at the beloved, BRAND NEW, food cart area (many of which are women and minority owned), disrupting the workflow of many small businesses that belong to and utilize Best HQ, along with the other small businesses surrounding them. We just DO NOT need anymore housing on top/shops on bottom buildings in the Beaverton area. This suburb is growing into a cooler, younger draw for an affordable place to live near Portland proper, but that cred will totally be lost if you destroy the older buildings and places that encourage community (small businesses/food carts). - Rose Jubb

Testimonial 11

Testimonial 11

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. - Mike Brady

Testimonial 9

Testimonial 9

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!!! - Shannon Sanford

Testimonial 8

Testimonial 8

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. - Michele Macklem-Kemp

Testimonial 7

Testimonial 7

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 (but not really) 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? - Susie Lewis

Testimonial 6

Testimonial 6

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. - Amber Jobe

Testimonial 5

Testimonial 5

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. - Jill Brady

Testimonial 4

Testimonial 4

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. - Leslie Schukart

Testimonial 3

Testimonial 3

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. - Lisa Smith