Our Story

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David had followed his father and grandfather into the real estate business in Santa Barbara County, California. He and his wife Lisa also were wine grape growers, with about 40 acres of mainly Rhone varietals that they'd planted in 1991.

After the 2002 harvest, they took a road trip, ending on a cold and grey Thanksgiving in Walla Walla. They both recognized a spark of magic in the little city and purchased what had been the old J.C. Penney building on Main Street repurposing it into the space that today holds Walla Walla Clothing Company, Showtime Shoes, Bruno’s Blend Tasting Room, Sweets Baseball, Saphere, Walla Walla Downtown Foundation, and others. Each year has captured their hearts and stimulated their creativity, their most recent project being the Showroom on Colville.

Now residents of Walla Walla, they have fallen in love with the vibrant little city, with its history, its art scene, its friendly locals, the food, the wine, and the beauty of the area.

Other David Thompson Properties

  • Thompson Struthers Building
  • East Main Block


Olson Kundig Architecture

Olson Kundig Architecture Firm in Seattle has created the Showroom on Colville space. They are familiar with Walla Walla after recreating spaces for Charles Smith Tasting Room, Walla Walla Bread Company, the Goodwill, and the new buildings being built between the Bread Company and the old Pit Stop Building housing Galano Realty, Shift and Time & Direction Tasting Room.

Keeping much of the original lines of the building, and updating for a new look, the market hall will present a presence unique to Walla Walla.

A variety of spaces in the interior of the Showroom offers each business a unique ambiance and size with access from Colville and Rose streets and accessible parking on the east side of the building.