News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood

 

evo Named Shop of the Year and Hardgoods Retailer of the Year

January 24th, 2012 by Sean Keeley

Transworld Business has named Fremont-based evo Shop of the Year and Hardgoods Retailer of the Year. The results came from feedback from brands and reps in the outdoors goods industry.

They also spoke with President Atsuko Tamura to hear about the strategies and business philosophies that earned them these prestigious awards.

What’s really exciting to us is this national recognition.  Wow. Our whole team had a similar reaction: a humble but stoked “wow!”   This recognition means a ton to us – we’ve worked really hard to build our brand in a way that could have the broadest reach to action sports enthusiasts – everywhere.

Read the rest of the interview here.

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evo Anniversary Party Celebrates 10 Years Of Forward Movement

September 14th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

Fremont-based Evolución Innovations, otherwise known as evo, was founded in 2002 by Bryce Phillips. What began as an online retailer has now grown from a two employee operation into a business with more than 100 employees today.

It’s time for evo to celebrate and they’ll do just that on October 21 in the newly-renovated Fremont Collective:

evo’s 10-year anniversary event will be held in the recently renovated Fremont Collective, one of many restoration projects Phillips has undertaken through his real estate venture. Events will include evo’s second winter outerwear fashion show, USNAPS photobooth, silent auction, gift bags, red carpet, free-skate at Innerspace and a special musical guest. Benefits from this years event will be offered to The Service Board, a youth focused non-profit that engages kids through skateboard and snowboard mentorships, another continuing focus for Phillips and evo.

“Passion for building community is a driving force; both on a national level and locally in Seattle,” said Phillips. “We are excited about the opportunity to become community anchors in urban settings with diverse groups of people who share common interests. Music events, movie premiers, art exhibitions, benefits to help children in need, partnerships and simply providing a great place in a central location are all ways that we work to build and strengthen community.”

A lot more details to come, including the musical headliner for the event, which remains under wraps for now. However, considering evo has hosted artists such as Common Market, Snow Patrol and Talib Kweli, it could be a pretty notable name.

For more on the event and evo, head over to their site and watch here for updates.

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evo Unveils Obey/Shepard Fairy Art Wall

July 21st, 2011 by Sean Keeley

The folks at evo wrote in to let us know their artist just completed the Obey façade on the west side of their  retail/office building at 122 NW 36th St.

Those of you familiar with Shepard Fairy will recognize the “Obey” message. The Fremont company considers it “quite a privilege for evo to be able to host his work.”

For the past couple years, evo hosted artwork from various local artist and vendor sponsored artists and have been working towards drawing more and more legit and recognized artists to help anchor evo and the Fremont neighborhood as an attraction for locals and visitors to Seattle.

H/T: Anton & Molly

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Fremont News, Notes, Happenings & Whatnot 12/17

December 17th, 2010 by Sean Keeley

Some news and notes of interest for Fremonsters…

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