The Dirt Yard, a commercial enterprise that took in construction debris and sold fill, has apparently closed after an inspection by King County’s health department found that the operation violated county codes.
As the economic doldrums have lingered and consumers have cut back on spending, several businesses have retooled and revamped in the hopes of luring people in. Vashon restaurants are part of this trend, with many of Vashon’s establishments making changes to keep their doors open and customers coming.
For more than 20 years, one Vashon business has enlivened Islanders’ rainy afternoons, weekends and sick days with the magic of home film viewing. But Movie Magic has struggled in the last few years to compete with mail-in DVD service Netflix and cable TV movie offerings, so much so that co-owner Jackie Merrill said the business is shaking things up to stay viable on Vashon.
Citing slow sales and a lingering recession, Dig Floral & Garden owners Sylvia Matlock and Ross Johnson are closing Dig-In, their artful, eclectic home furnishings store adjacent to their nursery.
The store’s last day is New Year’s Eve. They opened the shop about four years ago.