Meet The Owner – Petrikor

September 24, 2022

Everett Economy

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Aaron Sheckler at the counter where classes and great conversations are held.

The store has a modern, open feel.

Petrikor carries sustainable items of better quality.

The store is for people who like to get “hands on”

They are online and the retail store is open Thursday – Sunday at 2816 Rucker in downtown Everett.

I met Aaron Sheckler this week. Together he and Scott Hulme own Petrikor, which he described as a general store for the modern dweller, rooted in time honored traditions and design, with a focus on thoughtfully made and sustainable products.

The store has been open online for the past year but in late May, Aaron and Scott opened a brick and mortar location in a historic building at 2816 Rucker Avenue in downtown Everett, Washington.

The two have lived in Everett for the past three years. “We’re part of a movement where people get back to buying better so things last longer,” Aaron explained. “People don’t mind spending money on it if it lasts twenty years.”

Their goal is to bring curated products to local people. Some simple nostalgic products have been updated for those seeking a simpler, hands-on life. You’ll find things like citrus juicers, durable ice cube trays and soaps, flowers and incense.

They believe in buying local where they can and their incense and candles are made in Everett.

They’ve been pleased with the response to the store from people living in downtown Everett as well as across the city. “We already have lots of regulars, they cover a wide age range,” Aaron said. “Some folks have been yearning for a retail experience after being cooped up during the Pandemic and they come in, pull up a seat at the counter and just say hello.”

They hold what they call “classes around the counter” covering topics like ceramics, flower arranging, creating cocktails and mocktails, herbal and floral wreath making. Plus, they’re always looking to talk to someone who want to teach a class or local artists and designers who may want to have their products featured in Petrikor.

Pop-ups from other Everett businesses have also proven to be popular. South Fork Bakery has a pie pop-up where all pre-orders have consistently sold out.

Aaron says they would like to grow into more products including beer and wine and may have an announcement after the first of the year.

The store at 2816 Rucker Avenue in downtown Everett is open Thursdays from Noon – 6 PM, Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM. Closed Monday – Wednesday

The phone number is (425) 374-7736. You can click here to shop anytime on their website.

They also have an amazing Instagram page that is updated with all kinds of ideas and products.

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