Glam Beauty and BR Coffee: Sparks Building Tenants

Black Rock Coffee Bar coming to downtown

Beauty shop also among new former Sparks site tenants

Meghan Hamilton, co-owner of GLAMbeauty Bar. Courtesy of The Columbian, 2015.

"The high-energy Black Rock Coffee Bar is coming to downtown Vancouver, where it will establish one of its first urban-focused coffee shops in the renovated Sparks building just across from Vancouver’s downtown library.

Black Rock expects to open in July in the former Sparks Home Furnishings building on Evergreen Boulevard between C Street and Broadway, which has been converted to office and retail space by Vancouver-based Hurley Development. The Tigard, Ore.-based coffee vendor, with three existing outlets in Vancouver, also is building new shops at 76th Street and 117th Ave./SR 503, near Lowe’s, and at Northeast 134th Street and 20th Avenue, across from Burgerville. Both are on property owned by Hurley Development.

'They’re a great organization and we were glad to get connected with them,' said Greg McGreevey, operations officer for Hurley Development. 'They’ve got this anti-Starbucks ethos going, and they have a ton of energy.'

The Sparks building’s newest tenant is GLAMbeauty Bar, which held its grand-opening on Thursday. It also is home to corporate branding firm Blue Blazes, a Bridge Chiropractic clinic and State Farm broker Erik Morton. A 2,100-square-foot retail storefront space facing Broadway remains unleased. The building’s anchor office tenant is Olson Engineering, which relocated from another downtown site late last year."