There is a new patch of greenery in the middle of Pike/Pine’s home decor retail scene. The folks behind Homestead have brought some of their green thumb goodness to E Pine.
A second Homestead Plant Shop is opening at 411 E Pine — Homestead’s original Capitol Hill location before its move up-Hill earlier this year. Homestead also opened a Plant Shop in the Central District at 2202 E Olive St, around the corner from Safeway.
Homestead founder Ryan and Michele Tansey say the Central District plant shop has been a big hit. “The first months at the CD shop have been better than we could have imagined,” they write. “We have people come in daily from the neighborhood and as far away as Tacoma.”
The couple have also found a way to spread green love to local nonprofits:
The most rewarding part of running the CD shop has been our charity weekends. We pick a few weekends a month to donate a portion of sales to a cause, and we’ll continue to have the CD shop be a center for local outreach and activism.
The 411 E Pine Plant Shop will celebrate its grand opening Saturday with rare and unique plants for sale, a 20% off sale, and a free plant on the house with purchase.
Looking for more ways to shop local? Check out Shop the Hill, our annual effort to highlight neighborhood retail, art, and gift giving opportunities.