In this tepid economy, there's a noticable success story at Northwest Crossing. The west Bend neighborhood has almost no business vacancies. The recent arrival of BendFilm, Tate and Tate Catering, and coming soon: Sara Bella UpCycle, means that there is almost no retail space to rent at Northwest Crossing. We talked with General Manager David Ford: “Secret to success? Patience and flexibility." Ford says about 70 businesses are at Northwest Crossing and they often have different reasons for locating there, depending on the focus of their business plan.