Friday, February 29, 2008

Ace Typewriter can keep its store for now

Dennis and Matt gathered at Matt's work bench in the back of the shop.

I just finished posting on my other site, The Red Electric, that Ace Typewriter has won a reprieve, thanks to the suddenly flat real estate market in Portland.

The owner of the retail space where Dennis McCormack has been selling and repairing typewriters for nearly fifty years has had to back away from a plan to tear down the building and replace it with townhouses.

So Dennis and his son Matt, who has become the go-to typewriter guy here in Portland, won't have to move several decades worth of typewriters, parts and repair machinery to their house.

What a relief. The photos give some idea of the task they faced.