Business

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.
Rebecca Wittman

New clothing line encourages self empowerment

Islander sells her apparel out of an iconic island building

  • Jul 30, 2013
Rebecca Wittman
Bethany Dilworth

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.

Bethany Dilworth

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
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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.

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Keith Bakker

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.

Keith Bakker