Business

Quartermaster Inn and Restaurant owners will not renew their lease

Marie Browne and Troy Kindred will step down as the owners of the The Quartermaster Inn and Restaurant on March 31.

Brian Cobb

As it looks to the future, Island Lumber wins national recognition

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.

Brian Cobb

Business owners create new network

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.

Thai restaurant could open next month

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.

Counselor opens a new Vashon practice

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.

  • Dec 27, 2011

John L. Scott adds agent from Ohio

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.

Ayurvedic medicine now at Full Circle

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 restaurant for sale

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 is launching Vashon Central

Islander hopes to boost local economy by making connections

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.

Amy Wolff is launching Vashon Central

Island Quilter to move, expand its offerings

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.

Athletic club continues upgrades

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.

Naturopath to join Plaza Medical Clinic

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.

  • Nov 15, 2011
Jenni Wilke sells a stack of discounted books to a longtime customer.

A bookstore closes, and an era ends

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.

Jenni Wilke sells a stack of discounted books to a longtime customer.
Sarah Lake St. Germain

A new salon offers more than hair care

When she was 6, Sarah Lake St. Germain recalled, she got in trouble for cutting someone’s hair and charging for it.

Sarah Lake St. Germain

New Indian restaurant to open Friday

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.

Wes and Laura Cherry stand in their orchard of young cider apple trees. Laura holds the couple's 3-year-old son Quentin.

New Vashon family grows its dream business from the ground up

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

Wes and Laura Cherry stand in their orchard of young cider apple trees. Laura holds the couple's 3-year-old son Quentin.
Sarah Bunch and her daughter Julietta at the new preschool.

Spanish preschool offers kids a new language and a window into the larger world

Come September, the sounds of the Spanish language will fill a north-end home when Sarah Bunch opens a Spanish language preschool there.

Sarah Bunch and her daughter Julietta at the new preschool.
Bing Imm Low sells 80 different kinds of tea.

Vashon’s only tea shop is again in search of an owner

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.

Bing Imm Low sells 80 different kinds of tea.

Monkey Tree owner opens Seattle pizzeria

Former Monkey Tree owner and longtime Island baker Adam Cone has opened a pizzeria in Seattle’s International District.

  • Jul 26, 2011

Quartermaster Inn owners look for a new restaurant operator

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.

  • Jul 26, 2011