When JayWalk closed last month, we speculated about who would move into that tiny storefront at 1105 34th Ave. It hasn’t taken long for a new tenant to step up: Queen Anne resident Nena Peltin has taken over the lease and plans to open her store, Nena, in mid-July.
“The concept is something for everyone,” Peltin says of the shop.
Her planned inventory includes cards, scarves, candles, jewelry, gifts, soaps, housewares and collectibles, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $300. There will be a focus on fair trade goods in addition to works from local and regional artists and items that benefit nonprofit groups.
“The shop will offer people not only things for themselves, family and friends, but also to buy things that help others,” Peltin says.
Peltin has spent over a year running the gift shop at her synagogue, Temple Beth Am in View Ridge. Her success revitalizing the temple shop led friends to suggest that she open her own place, and when a member of the congregation who lives in Madrona told her about the vacant space on 34th, Peltin decided to go for it. She will take over the space July 1, and is aiming for a July 17 opening.
It’s great to see a quick turnaround on one of the vacant storefronts on 34th Ave – here’s hoping many of JayWalk’s customers will continue their patronage at this new business.