Portland-centric retail shop/record label Tender Loving Empire shared some big announcements regarding their store—all of which are pretty exciting for anyone who enjoys shopping local.

“In the eight years since we started Tender Loving Empire, we have released over 50 projects via our record label and sold the work of hundreds of artists through our brick and mortar store in downtown Portland, Oregon. Because of the unwavering dedication and support of our fans, family, staff and people like you, we’ve been able to survive a recession, hire eight amazing people, and still love what we do. But we're not done yet!”

The biggest news of the bunch is that TLE will soon be opening a second location at 3541 SE Hawthorne Blvd. The store will be open for the holiday season and is being designed by local studio Fieldwork Design, known for their work with Nike, Keen, and Tanner Goods, among others. I can only imagine how modern and edgy the new space is going to be.

TLE will also begin developing their own product line, launching a new website, and setting up a new headquarters in NW Chinatown’s Goldsmith building. Phew! That’s a lot of newness.

Check out the official announcement on the TLE website: tenderlovingempire.com