PORTLAND — Value Village has closed its doors after 42 years on Southeast 82nd Avenue north of Foster because the property owner is raising the rent and they can’t afford to stay.
The store was cleared out apparently over the weekend. They planned to call it quits after business on Christmas Eve, but Monday afternoon we found that the store had been cleared out and the sign was black.
Legacy Companies, who rents the space reportedly did not renew the lease. Walter Scott with the company told the Oregonian that Value Village have been “excellent tenants who serve the community well”. He says it’s sad to see them go. Legacy is considering renovating or rebuilding on the property.
About 30 people worked at the store. Whether they find another location remains in question, but those in Tigard, Vancouver and Salem are staying put.
Value Village partners with charities, such as The Arc, giving over $6,000 a month to support developmentally disabled people.
Photos Courtesy: FosterUnited.org