“Service is the heart of our business”
As a La Grande legacy business, Claudson’s goes back more than 50 years. The name has changed a few times and the inventory has evolved over the years. In 1975, Allen and Eddie Claudson arrived in La Grande and, over time, purchased an existing fabric store and then a sewing machine store. The combined store was then moved to its present location at 1401 Adams Avenue. In 1984, Claudson’s began selling hot tubs and spas. After 25 years of serving the community, Allen and Eddie retired.
In 2000, Greg and Sandi Gross purchased what was then known as Claudson’s Viking and Hot Springs Spa Center. They added vacuums and quilting fabric to their inventory in 2001 and the store’s name was changed to Claudson’s Sew & Soak in 2004. In 2017, the store was remodeled and expanded to more than double its previous size. Vacuums were also removed from the inventory and a classroom was added in 2019.
“Service is the heart of our business” nicely sums up the mission of Claudson’s Sew & Soak, and they hope to continue to carry this forward by offering their customers the very best products and services.
Claudson’s Sew & Soak offers spa and hot tub brands sold in the store, along with Pfaff, Husqvarna-Viking, and Singer sewing machines, as well as quilting fabric. They also offer regular servicing and repairs, along with testing of hot tub water, selling all of the chemicals necessary for this. Claudson’s has a varied selection of classes, as well as a four-day Spring Fling Quilting/Sewing Retreat at the end of April.
Claudson’s Sew & Soak can be rightfully proud of their legacy in La Grande and will carry it forward into the future, offering their broad range of spa and sewing products and stellar service to their valued customers.
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