There is a hole in the Pearl building where Envy, “the plant and patio studio for urban terrain,” shut down this week after two years at the location.
“We [are] working on some new ideas for spring but won’t know anything for a while,” owner Jay Longtin told CHS via email about the closure.
We first contacted Longtin two weeks back as Envy was holding a big sale and were told the shop was “just clearing inventory.” As tipster Charles points out — it’s now cleared.
Envy came to 15th Ave in the summer of 2009 after starting life in the Central District on E Union.
Longtin said the move to Capitol Hill primarily came down to hopes of more foot traffic. “…it’s just not a busy enough location,” Longtin said at the time of the move about his CD location.
“We had hoped when we moved into the space that the other retail spaces would also be filled…. A year later, they are still pretty much empty.”
Now at Envy’s former home the space near Seattle Yoga Arts, Healeo and Anchovies & Olives becomes the second open unit in the Pearl’s ground-floor retail. The other space has never had a tenant in the years since the Pearl was constructed.