Community rallies around Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply


After learning that Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply’s lease was almost up with Les Schwab, the community gathered to encourage the Bend-based company to let Naomi’s stay there permanently.

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After learning that Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply’s lease was almost up with Les Schwab, the community gathered to encourage the Bend-based company to let Naomi’s stay there permanently.

Les Schwab Company began leasing part of their site at S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard just north of Tacoma to Naomi’s about a year and a half ago.

From the beginning the Les Schwab Company made it clear the lease was temporary, since it planned to build a tire center on the land, potentially with some additional retail space. Recently, the company gave Naomi’s Organic notice that the lease would end on May 31, with the potential of extending through June and perhaps beyond, while plans were made for the tire center.

The possible move of Naomi’s from this location to some other compatible space, perhaps in Clackamas County, has led to a considerable community movement to urge the Les Schwab Company to let Naomi’s stay on the land, possibly as a permanent retail tenant adjacent to the planned tire center.

SMILE, the Sellwood and Westmoreland neighborhood association recently passed a resolution calling on the Schwab Company to consider that option, while making it clear that Schwab has every right to use their land as they see fit, and thanking the company for having leased to Naomi’s in the first place.

Read more at The Bee.

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