The Pendleton Downtown Partnership will take on the task of inventorying all of the retail space along Main Street.
The idea for the inventory was a recommendation from the consultant firm Crandall Arambula, which is putting together a plan to revitalize downtown. During the May 28 workshop, the firm's principals, George Crandall and Don Arambula, said a downtown inventory is an essential tool to show potential business where they can locate. Completing the inventory will be an early concrete step toward fulfilling the plan.
Al Plute, owner of the St. George Plaza, will head up the inventory work. Plute said Saturday he has a plan in place to accomplish the goal in two weeks.
Gena Stockton, owner of the Rock'n G Ranch on Southeast Court Avenue, is the chairwoman of the partnership. She met with Pendleton City Manager Larry Lehman about what help the city could lend for the effort. Lehman has committed Evan McKenzie, city planner, as well as Jesse Batty, the city intern helping with urban renewal issues.
"That is a big step forward for us," Stockton said in an e-mail.
The partnership also is seeking volunteers. Anyone interested in helping with the inventory or in participating in the Pendleton Downtown Partnership can call Stockton at her store, 276-0051.