EUGENE, Ore. — A vacant building in Eugene is coming back to life by becoming the future home of three new businesses.
The businesses are setting up shop in what used to be the Edman Furniture Store that shut down at the end of last year.
The owners of the old furniture store, the Edmans, also own the building. They say while it was sad to shut down, they’re happy with the changes.
What used to be one big store on the corner of Coburg and Oakway roads is now three little ones. One of the stores is Relax the Back, a shop that sells ergonomic products to prevent and relieve back and neck pain. While some may find the previous tenant’s history intimidating, the owners say they feel lucky to be a part of it all.
“The Coburg-Oakway area is a great shopping hub, and certainly the Edman’s Furniture Store is a part of building that economic growth in this area, so we’re real happy to be continuing it,” said Linda Dunham, Relax the Back Co-Owner.
While the furniture shop is gone, the Edman family will keep its mark in the central and third space. It’s there they will house their own store which will be focused on interior design–called 110 Bungalow–in honor of the location’s address.
Relax the Back should be open for customers by mid-June. All the shops hope to be open by the end of the summer.