Wagner Plaza Restores Hope
The corner of Main St and Talent Ave, Wagner Plaza, has been the center of Downtown Talent for years. However, when the Almeda fire happened, it shifted into a place of refuge and solace for many. Jack Latvala and Rick Harris of Star Properties, LLC are truly the heroes behind making this little corner a haven for the community. Immediately after the fire, they offered to house Rogue Action Center, Rogue Climate and The Mutual Aid Station, opening the door to the recovery process. It’s impossible to measure the amount of help this space has provided. For months after the fire, hundreds of people came through daily for much needed food and supplies. The existing businesses, The Grotto and Talent Maker City also became heavily involved and continue working daily to provide relief.
Now, as our community begins the process of rebuilding, we are excited to announce that Wagner Plaza has transitioned to being fully open for business! It is the new home for three businesses that were lost in the fire and is even welcoming a new one to town!
Biscuits & Vinyl e
SONA CBD Wellness
Body in Context
Gluten Free Home Brewing
Biscuits & Vinyl, Body in Context, and SONA CBD Wellness would all like to give an extra special word of gratitude for this opportunity to reopen in Talent! We couldn’t have done it without your support and we can’t wait to see you all!
PLEASE JOIN US! February 13th, 2021 for some GRAND OPENING FUN!
Check out our social media sites for details and updated info!
Biscuits and Vinyl - 316 E Main St
Biscuits and Vinyl continues to sell records to locals and online. We’ve been busy restocking records and delivering orders all over the valley.
“We are very grateful to be reopening in Talent just five months after the fire. The support and generosity from the local and vinyl communities has been overwhelming and has made this possible. We look forward to seeing you all and to being a part of the Wagner Plaza family!”
– Matt Farrington, Biscuits & Vinyl
Starting Feb 13th 2021 - Shop Hours: Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Visit online at www.biscuitsandvinyl.com
SONA CBD Wellness - 316 E Main St
“We are thrilled to be returning home to the community!”
– Tammy Sona, SONA CBD Wellness
Starting Feb 13th, 2021 - Boutique Hours: Tues - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Oonline at SonaCBD.com
Gluten Free Home Brewing - 316 E Main St
They specialize in selling rice, millet and, buckwheat malts along with yeast, hops, and everything else you need to make an excellent gluten-free beer. But it doesn’t stop there. They also offer a full online database of recipes, video tutorials, and step-by-step instructions for the beginner to the advanced brewer.
At this time all sales are online and orders may be picked up at SONA CBD. Visit them online at www.glutenfreehomebrewing.com
Body In Context - 314 E Main St
“We believe that the most effective contribution that we can make to their community is to help people get out of pain so they can live their lives more fully and be in a place to give back to our shared home”.
– Helene Shoen, Body in Context
Body in Context has been reopened since October 2020. They continue offering free massages every Monday for first responders and those who have lost their homes or business to the fire.
To schedule your free massage call (541) 210-5999.
The Grotto - 302 E Main
“The Grotto has and will be here for Talent! We offer free lunches and dinners 7 days a week. We thank Rogue Food Unites for their support!”
– Dave Munroe, The Grotto
Free Meal Hours: Lunch 11:45am, Dinner 5:00pm for All Fire Survivors!
Regular Hrs: Tue – Sun 12-8
Call (541) 535-3813
Talent Maker City - 304 E Main St
“Talent Maker City’s mission is to build a more connected, more prosperous community through hands-on creativity and STEAM-based learning.
Even though “Disaster Relief’ isn’t in our mission, we worked in partnership with Rogue Climate and Rogue Action Center after the Almeda Fire to provide supplies to our community.
Currently, we’re partnering up with Girls Build making bed frames for those who lost them in the fire - and we’re making them with students - many of whom lost their own homes.
So far, we have delivered 35 beds all over Southern Oregon. AND we are so grateful to be a part of this community and a part of Wagner Plaza.”
– Alli French, Talent Maker City
Visit them online at www.talentmakercity.org to see all the other great things they’re up to!
Talent Medical Clinic - 312 E Main St
Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:30am–4:30pm and Fri 8:30am - Noon
Call (541) 535-9108 for an appointment!