EUGENE, Ore. — A tattoo and retail shop that used to be at Valley River Center just re-opened in its new location at the Gateway Mall.
Cry Baby Ink owner Greg Byerly says VRC gave him 30 days notice, as outlined in their lease, to move out and make room for a new tenant.
But for 15 of those days, Byerly says he was told Cry Baby would move to a different space in the mall. Then he says VRC told the shop to get out for good.
“I don’t really know what kind of business practice that is, but for me, you don’t present something to ‘em and then take it away, especially when that was talked about in the original lease,” Byerly said.
Byerly says luckily he was already working on opening a second location along Gateway in Springfield.
With all the complications behind it, Cry Baby Ink is now open and operating seven days a week at its new location.