Snoqualmie’s newest downtown shop is hoping to celebrate the story of the Snoqualmie Valley by selling one piece at a time.
Snoqualmie Trading Co., a souvenir shop located along Railroad Avenue, will sell all things Snoqualmie Valley, including themed apparel, art, games and candles. The store carries merchandise from several local companies, including Carnation Candles, Nelson Treehouse, the Northwest Railway Museum and others.
“We are excited to be in this community,” said Julie Chung, who owns the shop alongside Cheri Buell and Heather Dean. “I’m loving it more and more every day. It’s not only the customers, but the people we see everyday that we get to talk to and get to know.”
The space was formerly the home of the Flying Frog Curiosity Shop, and next door to Snoqualmie Ice Cream, which is co-owned by Dean and Chung. Chung emphasized the two shops are a family business, adding that their family and friends helped to make the new space a reality.
“All of our kids, all of our family, all of our friends that we called family, they all played a part in this,” she said. “You will always see our kids running from shop to shop.”
Kelly Coughlin, the executive director of the SnoValley Chamber, praised the shop for providing a space for tourists to stop and for adding renewed energy to downtown.
“We love these girls like crazy. They have brightened up our area so much,” she said. “We needed this down here, we absolutely needed this.”
To learn more about the shop, visit snoqualmietradingco.com.