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The Vashon Tea Shop opened on Saturday under a new owner. Islander Elizabeth “Boo” Dinan-Slack purchased the shop on Friday, saving the business in the heart of town from possible closure.
Good Merchandise, a small shop that sold locally made jewelry, hats, candles and other goods, has closed, according to Heather Brynn, an artist and real estate agent who’s now leasing the space.
Beng-Imm Low, owner of the Vashon Tea Shop, says a longtime Islander has signed an agreement to purchase her small shop in the heart of Vashon town.
Vashon Solar LLC has garnered $100,000 from investors to build a community solar project at The Harbor School, the first of its kind on Vashon.
The Heron’s Nest, Vashon Allied Arts’ retail outlet for fine art and handcrafted items made by local and regional artists, has a new manager and will soon have a new look.
The name — Snapdragon — is new. The look, too, has changed. A pair of large windows along the farthest wall will bring light into what had been a kind of Hobbit’s corner. One wall is now painted chartreuse, another maroon. Beer will be on tap.
Marie Browne and Troy Kindred will step down as the owners of the The Quartermaster Inn and Restaurant on March 31.
For the last seven years, Island Lumber has held a Ladies’ Night on a Monday in November, drawing hundreds of women to the sprawling building supply store for special discounts, catered food, glasses of wine, drawings and camaraderie.
Members of a new business networking group on Vashon say they’ve generated more then $26,000 in profits for each other since forming in early 2011. And those involved in the group — called Vashon Leads because members provide business leads to one another — believe 2012 will be even more successful as the program gains momentum and a second group starts up.
May Chaleoy, who co-founded a popular Thai restaurant in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, said she hopes to open May’s Kitchen on Vashon in February.
Tim McTighe, a licensed marriage and family therapist who worked for 30 years in the criminal justice system, has begun a counseling and mediation practice at Courthouse Square.
John L. Scott has added a new face to its cadre of Realtors. Ishan Dillon, 29, recently moved from Columbus, Ohio, to join the Island real estate agency.
Ronly Blau, the owner of Meadow Heart Ayurveda & Yoga, is now offering holistic Ayurvedic healthcare, including Ayurvedic bodywork, massage therapy and health consultations, at Full Circle Wellness Center.
Zoomies Burgers & Ice Cream is on the market, and the owners, Valerie and Clyde Howe, say they are offering the business for half of what they sold it for five years ago.
Amy Wolff calls herself a natural-born networker. After retiring from a 30-year career as a travel agent, she found herself continuing to connect people with what they needed. This time she wasn’t recommending restaurants or setting up hotel reservations, but helping friends find jobs and businesses fill open positions.
Island Quilter will move across the street at the end of the year to the former home of Robinson Furniture, more than doubling its size and adding classroom and exhibit space.
Kevin Allman, owner of the Vashon Athletic Club, has added nearly $100,000 of new cardiovascular and weight equipment to the small fitness center, his largest investment in the club since he purchased it eight years ago.
Dr. Angela London, a Vashon naturopath, will become part of the Vashon Plaza Medical Clinic, joining Dr. Gail Fulton and two nurse practitioners at the Island’s longest running medical center.
Books by the Way has had many incarnations over the years, opening first in the Old Fuller Store at Center and then moving into town, where it claimed at least four locations.
When she was 6, Sarah Lake St. Germain recalled, she got in trouble for cutting someone’s hair and charging for it.