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Nirvana, a new Indian restaurant that will occupy the high-traffic corner where the Spice Route operated for four years, will open Friday night, offering what owner Rohit Sharma calls “very authentic” Indian food.
On a sunny day last week, 3-year-old Quentin Cherry hung what he called “fake apples” — brightly painted red rocks — on the branches of some of his family’s 400 young apple trees
Come September, the sounds of the Spanish language will fill a north-end home when Sarah Bunch opens a Spanish language preschool there.
When Bing Imm Low purchased the small tea shop in the center of town two years ago, she had no background in business and little in the world of tea. But she knew she didn’t want to see the Vashon Tea Shop close, so she stepped forward — coming out of semi-retirement to try to keep the intimate café, a failing business at the time, afloat.
Former Monkey Tree owner and longtime Island baker Adam Cone has opened a pizzeria in Seattle’s International District.
Marie Browne and Troy Kindred, owners of the Quartermaster Inn & Restaurant, are looking for someone to take over the restaurant side of their business in Burton.
After opening its doors nearly five months ago, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union’s Vashon branch has reported a stronger beginning than anticipated.
When Marilyn Oswald’s mother was battling cancer not long ago, the family turned to professional caregivers to help tend to her needs and ease some of the family’s challenges. Partially because of that experience, she and her husband Rob Oswald recently opened a new service on Vashon and the Kitsap Peninsula that provides home care for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Three Vashon wineries garnered a passel of medals in the Seattle Wine Awards earlier this month, considered the most prestigious wine recognition program in the state.
Nestled in the back of the yellow house that is home to the Vashon Youth Council is a new massage therapy office: Daydreams Massage. Owner Alyce Kellogg has spent the last several weeks painting and carpeting the space and will open for business July 1.
By the end of this week, java brewed by the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie will be sold on the Washington State Ferry run serving Vashon’s north end.
Vashon’s Chamber of Commerce will move into the office on the north end of Vashon town recently vacated by Windermere Real Estate, converting the building’s spacious lobby into a visitor center, said Debi Richards, the chamber’s executive director.
At a time when the owner of Island Quilter was thinking of moving her store off-Island to increase business, she won a much coveted-award in the quilting world: Her shop will be featured in the fall issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.
After 58 years as part of the Vashon business community, Robinson’s Furniture will close later this spring, and owners Chuck and Mary Robinson will focus their energy on their new venture, the Vashon Floor Store.
Northwest Sports began to expand at the beginning of April, taking on the space next door vacated by Phil Spencer of Flash Photo.
It’s been almost a year since Carol and Chuck Ahlfors purchased Blooms & Things, a cozy flower shop located on Vashon’s busiest corner.
Two Vashon women have joined forces and opened up an ecletic shop featuring reclaimed furniture, home decor, local art, fair-trade coffee, design services, space for creating one’s own art and more.
Kathleen Fitch, owner of Vashon’s only office and art supply store, said her new location kitty-corner from Giraffe offers her two key assets in the tough world of Island retail life — parking and visibility.
A new restaurant opened last week in the former home of the Monkey Tree. Called Giuseppe’s, it serves Italian food in a family-friendly environment.
What does it take to start a successful business on Vashon, and then keep it going strong for three decades? Only a small handful of Island merchants know the answer to that question, and Donna Kellum, a energetic 64-year-old woman who owns and operates Frame of Mind, is one of them.