Seattle-based action sports and outdoor retailer Evo announced it is relocating its current headquarters to a new location at the Cedar Speedster building at 401 North 36th Street in Fremont this fall.
In line with Evo’s community-minded ethos, the new address is designed to be a gathering place, encompassing two restaurants and a brewery. (Evo’s retail store will remain nearby at the Fremont Collective, 3500 Stone Way North; click here for the Seattle flagship store’s website.)
Eateries include Revel, a Zagat-rated Korean street-food establishment, which will move from its current home in South Lake to a deck-clad corner of the Cedar Speedster building. Aslan, a certified organic brewery based in Bellingham, and Local Tide Seattle, a new seafood restaurant, will also occupy the building.
“We’ve outgrown our current headquarters, and the new space in Fremont will better speak to Evo’s founding pillar of building community,” said Bryce Phillips, Evo’s founder. “Customers will be able to enjoy a meal with friends and family while visiting an Evo property—invitation is a core value of ours.”
The Cedar Speedster building will breathe new life into Fremont, where Evo began, and is representative of Evo’s commitment to the community that has made the innovative sport and lifestyle retailer what it is today. The move will also bring new jobs as the Evo team expands. The building itself is a timber-framed structure—a modern design that pays homage to the Northwest’s logging industry.
As part of the move, Evo will also move its warehouse to a new location with triple the number of truck-height bay doors, increasing its inbound and outbound capacity. The volume of the interior will also be greater, allowing for future growth and efficiencies.
“The move will ultimately enable us to better serve our customers,” Phillips said. “We’re proud of where we’ve come from, and excited about where we’re going. Change is what ‘ Evolucion’ is all about.”