Business

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

Companywide, Boeing reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Boeing will equip more employees to work remotely, but for now factory workers will stay on the line.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)
Island job turnover highlights housing shortage

Island job turnover highlights housing shortage

Competitive wages and good benefits aren’t enough for many to afford the cost of living on Vashon.

Island job turnover highlights housing shortage
Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production
Change in store for island eateries

Change in store for island eateries

Island Subway restaurant, Kenny’s Brainfreeze for sale; Maven Mercantile closing.

Change in store for island eateries
Islander steps down from longtime pet care business

Islander steps down from longtime pet care business

Joanna Gardiner of Loving Care for Animals is leaving her business this summer after 23 years.

Islander steps down from longtime pet care business
Relish offers hearty helping of new classes

Relish offers hearty helping of new classes

“It’s very empowering to cook for your family, your friends or yourself.”

Relish offers hearty helping of new classes
New eateries give islanders choices to chew on

New eateries give islanders choices to chew on

A wave of restaurant openings on Vashon has drawn attention.

  • Aug 1, 2019
New eateries give islanders choices to chew on
Island pot farms going up in smoke

Island pot farms going up in smoke

Five years after legalization, some marijuana businesses on Vashon struggle to turn a profit.

Island pot farms going up in smoke
COMMENTARY: VCA rep: Board acted responsibly in building new center

COMMENTARY: VCA rep: Board acted responsibly in building new center

No doubt, Liz Shepherd worked hard on her VCA article — a complex subject (“Arts center answers a $6 million question,” June 20). I agree… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018
COMMENTARY: VCA rep: Board acted responsibly in building new center
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Vashon family winery opens, begins sales

Eight years ago, Rebecca Lanphear and her husband Damon planted 1 acre of grapevines on their property on SW 159th Street with the hope of creating local wine. Now, on the heels of two warm summer seasons and local record grape harvests, Alli Lanphear Vineyard and Winery is ready to officially open its doors Saturday.

  • Dec 9, 2015
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Islander Deborah Reilly makes a purchase at Vashon Bookshop on Small Business Saturday.

Islanders urged to shop in town, support Vashon businesses

At Vashon Bookshop last week, islander Robin Branstator paused while purchasing two books to talk about why she makes an effort to shop locally.

Islander Deborah Reilly makes a purchase at Vashon Bookshop on Small Business Saturday.
Vashon Liquor employee Cortez Ellison works at the store

Under new ownership, liquor store moves down the street

Vashon’s liquor store has a new owner and has moved to the southern edge of town.

Vashon Liquor employee Cortez Ellison works at the store
Abby Enson

New business with many spokes opens in old bike shop

A new business called Spoke recently rolled into the old bike shop by the post office. The three owners have been renovating the building’s interior to fit their multi-use vision for the large space and plan to welcome the public with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Abby Enson
Brent and Holly Houston owned a gallery and frame shop in Chicago as well. Hinge Gallery will have a grand opening during First Friday.

Couple hinges new shop on gallery, gifts and framing

The brown paper that for weeks covered the windows of the former Raven’s Nest came down last Thursday, revealing the new Hinge Gallery, which includes a frame and gift shop and a small art gallery.

Brent and Holly Houston owned a gallery and frame shop in Chicago as well. Hinge Gallery will have a grand opening during First Friday.

Longtime consignment shop closes, another expands into its space

Wendy’s Weather’d Wear has closed its doors after 15 years selling clothing on consignment in Vashon town, and Luna Bella’s will expand into its former space.

Travel and Leisure names Thai restaurant one of country’s best

Travel and Leisure magazine recently named May Kitchen + Bar to its list of the best Thai restaurants in the United States.

Vashon Intuitive Arts expands into former tech shop

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

Patty Freebourn makes her tamales at Express Cuisine.

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.

Patty Freebourn makes her tamales at Express Cuisine.