Bainbridge Business Briefs, April 24

Big Star Diner reopens its doors

The restaurant at 305 Madison Ave., which went out of business as Richie’s 305 Diner, has reopened under its previous name – Big Star Diner.

The business, now owned by brothers Mark and Earl Hanson of Everett, had a silent opening recently.

The eatery specializes in homemade diner food, with some authentic Mexican dishes. It’s a family business with the brothers, who have extensive experience as restaurateurs, doing most of the cooking and two of their daughters working as servers.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, with dinners served until about 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

D.A. Davidson opens island office

D.A. Davidson & Co., an investment firm based in Montana, has opened an office on Bainbridge as part of its effort to expand its services in Washington.

Paul Webber, an island resident who is a senior vice president and financial consultant for D.A. Davidson, will work out of the office at 120 Madrone Lane, Suite 204. He can be reached at (206) 389-8043 or

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