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Topic: New MagicFest Store in Kelso, WA
Message: Posted by: cfrye (Sep 2, 2007 06:45PM)
I'd like to congratulate Mark Bentheimer, who owns the MagicFest store at Jantzen Beach Mall in Portland, for opening a second store at the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, WA. The mall's easy to find -- it's just off I-5. Here's the store's full contact information:

351 Three Rivers Dr.
Space 1127
Kelso, WA 98626


In an age where brick and mortar stores are fading away, it's great to see Mark taking the plunge and opening a second shop!

Message: Posted by: Rocky (Sep 3, 2007 11:34AM)
Marks gentle and kind approach to his customers is second to none...and you would have to look very hard to find a more humble magician.
Message: Posted by: Stevethomas (Sep 3, 2007 12:11PM)
Did you say "HUMBLE"? That makes me think of Paul Diamond's kind and gentle ways with his customers...heh heh...

Message: Posted by: Payne (Sep 3, 2007 06:06PM)
I'm sure the single magician who lives in Kelso is going to be happy to have a shop there.
Why couldn't he come ninety minutes north of there to set up shop? The Pugetopolis area I think would be more condusive to a Magic Shop than Kelso.
Odd that all the new shops going in in the area are in tiny towns. Seaside, Kelsp, Yakima (now defunct I think).
Good luck on your new endeavour. If your still open next sprng I'll drop in on my way to Kramien's.
Message: Posted by: C-Taylor (Sep 5, 2007 11:33AM)
Why kelso of all places? Ever think about Olympia??? :)
Message: Posted by: DerekMerdinyan (Sep 5, 2007 11:35AM)
Are you kidding me? We get some more magic action and I've got to drive 90 minutes to get there?!? ( :) )

Best of luck Mark with the new shop. Hope to stop by some time.

Derek Merdinyan
Message: Posted by: cfrye (Sep 5, 2007 04:21PM)
Mark's new house is halfway between Portland and Kelso, so the Three Rivers Mall is a reasonable location for him to commute between the stores and still see his family every now and then.

Who knows, he might build up a customer base and create new business for us.

Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Sep 5, 2007 07:24PM)
I spent last weekend in Portland, and of course I paid a visit to MagicFest in Jantzen Beach. I saw Curt's post the night before I left for home. Great timing! I pulled over in Kelso and checked out the new store. It's only a week old, so it wasn't very well stocked yet, but it's a great looking shop with plenty of promise.