Washougals downtown growing up

first_imgDowntown Washougal welcomed a new crop of tenants in the last few weeks at 1887 Main St., a commercial building built this year by one of the city’s main developers, Lone Wolf Development.Several new businesses have started to fill up the 7,500-square-foot, two-story structure. The building is about half-full and still has three retail spaces and one office space to be filled.One of the new tenants is Friends of the Columbia Gorge, a group that creates and maintains trails in the Gorge while protecting the area’s natural resources.“The Washougal area was becoming a bigger and bigger part of what we do,” said executive director Kevin Gorman.Other newcomers are Body Bliss Yoga Studio and medical billing support company Provider Assistants, which recently moved from Vancouver to Washougal. They join the building’s previously lone tenant, glo Beauty Lounge.The recent activity is a sign of a renewed interest in Washougal’s downtown core, said Adam Taylor, spokesman for Lone Wolf.“For a long time, it wasn’t on the map. People didn’t think twice about Washougal,” Taylor said. “Now companies are choosing it.”last_img read more

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