Long-time NE Bend retail shop Pomegranate Home & Garden changing hands after 25 years

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Pomegranate Home & Back garden, a retail store located at the historic Boyd Family Homestead close to Bend River Mall, is changing ownership immediately after 25 years of procedure underneath Jan and Robert Brockway.

The Brockways have built an indelible mark on the Bend retail scene, acquiring opened Pomegranate with the dream of bringing European structure sensibilities to Central Oregon. Pomegranate has due to the fact develop into a neighborhood landmark, hosting yearly flea markets and holiday parties for locals and visitors alike.

The new proprietor, Marti Fraley, was raised in Bend and began frequenting Pomegranate as a customer at the age of 12.

“I normally dreamed of proudly owning a shop just like Pomegranate,” she stated. “I intend to honor the magical legacy that Jan and Robert have developed more than the years whilst also getting new approaches to connect with the group and aid regional artists and makers.”

Right after graduating from Cascades Academy of Central Oregon in 2009, Ms. Fraley received a diploma in Good Art at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland and traveled thoroughly just before eventually putting down roots in Bend, where by she now resides with her husband and young daughter.

The Brockways are thrilled to be partnering with Ms. Fraley on the changeover of ownership as they head into retirement, with ideas to revisit the similar European cities that impressed their original vision for the shop.

“We just snapped our fingers and 25 a long time went by – that is how considerably pleasurable and happiness we’ve had growing our store, and performing with all our amazing consumers from Bend and over and above,” explained Jan. “Our finest would like is that Pomegranate continue to thrive, and we know we’ve discovered just the suitable person in Marti.”

Ms. Fraley and the Brockways invite the community to an open property yard occasion at Pomegranate Home & Garden on Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in celebration of Jan and Robert Brockway’s retirement and a new foreseeable future ahead for Pomegranate.