Business

Vashon Intuitive Arts expands into former tech shop

Vashon Intuitive Arts (VIA) has recently expanded into the space vacated by Vashon Tech Support.

A homegrown tamale business takes off

Islander Patty Freebourn’s dream of sharing Hispanic culture and traditional food with Vashon reached a major milestone this week, as both IGA and Thriftway began selling Patty’s Tamales.

New clothing line encourages self empowerment

Islander sells her apparel out of an iconic island building

  • Jul 30, 2013

Enterprising partners milk their love of farming

Natalie Sheard and Bethany Dilworth are not your typical milkmaids. And tiptoeing through cow pies is a long way from pirouetting across the stage.

Islanders put local bakery up for sale

After nearly six years running Bob’s Bakery, the owners have put the longtime island business up for sale.

The Little House put on the market

Bettie Edwards, owner of The Little House, has put her building up for sale.

  • Apr 10, 2013

Local arts shop to close

A small shop with a distinctly local flair will be the scene of a farewell party during this Friday evening’s Gallery Cruise.

La Boucherie to close to walk-in diners

George Page closed La Boucherie, his highly acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, last week, saying it made more sense to focus his efforts on two Seattle-based farmers markets.

  • Mar 12, 2013

After 31 years, owners of Fair Isle Animal Clinic sell to a colleague

Don Wolczko’s early days at Fair Isle Animal Clinic were trying ones.

New pizza restaurant slated to open in April

A pizzeria that will fire made-to-order pies in a brick oven in 60 to 90 seconds is slated to open in April at the former site of Movie Magic.

Training center expands to meet growing demand

Core Centric, faced with a growing demand for its personal training classes, has rented an additional space in Vashon Village to hold its individual training sessions and group classes.

Popular island dentistry practice changes hands

Vashon’s longest-serving dentist has sold his practice to a young man who once shadowed him as a high school student — a passing of the torch that both men say they’re ready for.

Wings Birdseed to shutter its doors by Christmas

Anne Theiss and Sandy Blake announced last week that after more than two years on the Vashon business scene, Wings Birdseed Company would shutter its doors.

Roasterie coffee makes it to high-end restaurant

A decades-long dream for Jim Stewart, who founded a coffee company and now serves as a mentor to the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, recently came true.

Coffee shop opens with an eye on variety

the former home of Movie Magic, and the drive-through business is open, under new ownership and with a new name, The Ravell’d Sleeve Espresso Bar.

Schleigh launches second Giraffe shop in Tacoma

Giraffe, Vashon’s popular shop for fair-trade housewares and gifts, has expanded off-Island. Last month, shop owner Priscilla Schleigh opened another Giraffe store in Tacoma.

  • Dec 4, 2012

Edwards announces the end of an era for The Little House

Stop by The Little House for some holiday shopping, and chances are the conversation will be about how some of the Island’s magic will fade after this Christmas season, when Bettie Edwards, the store’s owner, moves on.

Williams Heating opens its pumps to the public

After 15 years of selling gas to account holders at below Vashon’s prevailing prices, Williams Heating has opened its gas station to the general public.

Nirvana to reemerge as a restaurant offering world cuisine

Nirvana restaurant has been shuttered recently, undergoing an extensive remodel inside and a complete reinvention of its menu.

IGA store now under local ownership

After 12 years of off-Island ownership, Vashon Market is again in local hands.