Last night I attended Green Drinks at Sun People Dry Goods. The place was packed and it was a fun event - full of the engaging conversations the Green Drinks group is known for, plus it was the opportunity for many folks to get a first glimpse of the new shop. And what a space it is, located in a 1918 warehouse listed on the Spokane Register of Historic Places at 24 W 2nd Avenue.
According to the site, “the remodel includes R-38 insulation at the ceiling, new energy-efficient windows and a heat/cooling recovery unit. Sun People Dry Goods is also working with local firm, Escent Lighting to develop a state-of-the-art commercial-retail lighting plan utilizing daylight, LEDs, and high efficiency fluorescents. The interior will consist of non-toxic paints and stains, salvaged wood and furnishings from throughout the Spokane region, formaldehyde-free, recycled, and FSC certified wood products, and American Clay Natural Plaster.”
The locally-owned store carries eco-smart products for everyday living, from traditional hardware to local and ecologically-conscious gifts. This is exactly the type of business Spokane needs and it looks like they're off to a terrific start.