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    GRAB BAG book shelf • glimpse • wildlife • pop culture • words • q&a • food • fun
Photo by Matt Love
Building 1140 hosts four businesses: auto glass repair (Atlantis Auto Glass); bicycle
repair (Bike Envy); growler fi ll-up/tap room (TAPS Drink N’ Fill); and a coff ee shop/
breakfast lunch joint (The Coff ee Addiction: Food N’ Espresso).
A G LIMPSE I NSIDE
An occasional feature by MATT LOVE
Building 1140
If there is a better place than
Building 1140 to burn an hour while
waiting to have your truck’s front end
realigned, then I’d like to visit it.
Not too long ago, I dropped
my truck off for service at the Les
Schwab in Warrenton and walked
across the street into one of the more
interesting and diverse retail estab-
lishments I’ve ever encountered.
The building hosts four business-
es: auto glass repair (Atlantis Auto
Glass); bicycle repair (Bike Envy);
growler fi ll-up/tap room (TAPS Drink
N’ Fill); and a coff ee shop/breakfast
lunch joint (The Coff ee Addiction:
Food N’ Espresso).
The building’s owner and pro-
prietor of Atlantis Auto Glass is Don
Bacon, and this being the coast with
all its wonderfully eccentric and
eclectic personalities, Don naturally
plays drum for a sizzling surf rock trio
called the Retroactive Gamma Rays.
The Rays recently blew up the Olney
Saloon to conclude one of my literary
events, and I’ve come to the conclu-
sion that I dig glass men who rock!
Yes, at fi rst it would seem like an
unlikely combination of services, but
10 minutes inside, and Building 1140
felt like the most original coastal en-
trepreneurial idea I’ve witnessed in
a long time. The convergence going
on here is positively brilliant and, as
Tracy Simpson, owner of Coff ee Ad-
diction and TAPS said, “I love being
here.”
How many of us can say the
same about our workplaces?
It works like this: Your wind-
shield is chipped or your bicycle
went down with a busted chain. Or
you have to wait at Les Schwab, and I
can’t stand waiting in waiting rooms
of any kind. You’ve got time on your
side as various repairs are being con-
ducted, so you might as well have a
coff ee, beer or breakfast burrito and
play with the sweet shop dog Kye,
who lounges around the area and
wants only to love and be loved.
I truly enjoyed my hour inside
Building 1140 — but something
about the name disappointed me. It
feels generic, nondescript, unworthy
of the unique synergy of talents that
make it all work.
Look, I’m a writer and English
teacher and traffi c in words for a liv-
ing and recreation. May I propose a
new overarching name for the com-
plex? Don’s Rest Stop. Because that’s
what you do in there.
Matt Love lives in Astoria and is the
author/editor of 14 books about Oregon,
including “A Nice Piece of Astoria: A Nar-
rative Guide” and “The Great Birthright:
An Oregon Novel.” They are available at
coastal bookstores and through www.
nestuccaspitpress.com
NW
word
nerd
By RYAN HUME
Netul
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noun
1. Former name of the
Lewis and Clark River, which
is a 20-mile-long tributary
of the Columbia River that
sources near Saddle Moun-
tain and fl ows west to drain
in Youngs Bay. Fort Clatsop
was erected on its bank in
December of 1805
2. Netul Landing: Orig-
inally the canoe landing
for the Corps of Discov-
ery, the spot has enjoyed
many years as a mooring
location for different pur-
poses before becoming
a part of Lewis and Clark
National Historic Park
in 2005. Now the site is
developed and continues
to be used as a canoe and
kayak launch
Origin:
From the Clatsop dialect of
the lower Chinookan language.
The name Netul was adopted
(and committed to spelling on
Dec. 7, 1805) by the famed U.S.
explorers for the river they pad-
dled down to build their winter
Photo by Joshua Bessex
People paddle along the Lewis and Clark
River in the Wambli River Dancer, during a
guided trip by “Willow Bill” (not pictured)
at the National Park Service 99th birthday
party Aug. 22 at Netul Landing.
fort, though historian Silas B.
Smith argues that, in Clatsop
tradition, the name most likely
referred to a place on the river,
not the river itself, as the tribe
did not name the actual rivers,
but specifi c places on the shore.
The river was offi cially renamed
the Lewis and Clark River in
1925 to honor the explorers.
“The River on which Fort Clat Sop
Stands we now call Netul, this being the
name by which the Clatsops Call it.”
—Meriwether Lewis, “Tuesday, Jan. 28,
1806,” The Journals of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition, University of Nebraska Press,
March 2005
“Except for a farmhouse here and
there along the Netul, or Lewis and
Clark, River, the landscape has under-
gone few changes.”
— “Story of Great Journey,” The Morn-
ing Oregonian, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1902, P. 2
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“Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” –
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“Just Like Heaven” – The Cure
“Dancing In The Street” – Martha & The
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“Late In The Evening” – Paul Simon
“Might As Well Smile” – Beth Hart
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“Sometimes I Do” – Social Distortion
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“Just Got Paid” – ZZ Top
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