~ originally published in the Journal of Business on March 1, 2012 ~
Wojo Works LLC has opened as a niche retail boutique in 1,500 square feet of leased space at 824 W. Sprague, in downtown Spokane.
Wojo Works sells mid-century-style, modern-inspired household accessories and furnishings, including pieces from Blue Dot and Loll furniture designers, says Christopher Wojtowicz, who owns the boutique with his wife, Ladonna. The store also carries paper goods, such as notebooks and letterpress cards.
Wojtowicz, currently the store’s only employee, says he loves mid-century modern design, and decided to act on that passion through entrepreneurship. Before opening Wojo Works, he was an affordable-housing developer.
Clothing store Katze Boutique previously was located in the space Wojo Works has leased.