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From the Greek isles to yours

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:56PM

If Terry Moyemont and Terri Stanley were to read one’s palm, the pair would more likely identify an exotic tree than trace a life line. The dynamic island duo – Moyemont is a noted photographer and documentary filmmaker, Stanley is a landscape designer – have opened an island greenhouse with a distinctly Mediterranean flavor. “We wanted to do something positive about life and beauty,” Stanley said, “no matter what else was going on in the world.”

Lots of offices, but few stores

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:56PM

Office space on Bainbridge Island is abundant, with a good selection in an array of price ranges. But retail space fronting on a main street or even a well-used parking lot – that’s another story, a story of considerable demand and negligible supply. “If anyone out there is listening and wants to build a project, retail is the way to go,” said Jerry Knipe of the Sunrise Group, one of the island’s leading commercial real-estate brokers.

Moving cuisine a steppe forward

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:56PM

Revolution, fugitive aristocrats, and a hero on a quest for hidden treasure. All these are woven into the tongue-in-cheek plot of “The Twelve Chairs,” a hugely popular Russian novel, and later a Mel Brooks film. Now, hopes owner Alina Gho, 12 Chairs will make a propitious moniker for her new restaurant, which began dishing up Russian cuisine in Winslow Mall last week. Gho’s personal history has a bit of a literary ring to it, too – a Horatio Alger tale of “luck and pluck.”

Upbeat eatery with Philly flair

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:56PM

One quit his day job, which was actually at a night club, and the other is still keeping banker’s hours, which may not be all that short. Between them, they found time to retool an established delicatessen from the ground up. New restaurateurs on the block are Patrick Winslade and Larry Schoeberl, co-owners of Colagreco’s Italian Style Deli upstairs at Winslow Mall. The pair purchased the business from friend Mike Gabrielli, who in March wrapped up a successful nine-year run to pursue other interests.

Embellish finds a new nook

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:56PM

Most islanders can get from their front door into downtown Winslow in a matter of a few minutes But it took Katrina McDermott six years to get downtown with her home-furnishing store Embellish, which opened last week on Madrone Lane. The neighbors are glad to see her. “The other merchants sent me flowers,” she said. “And we’re closer to lattes, which we really like.”

Currying the favor of an island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:56PM

It’s just like Mom used to make. Vegetables seasoned with a simple, subtle blend of cumin and curry leaf; potatoes studded with mustard and chillies; leg of lamb sauced with ginger, cardamom and coriander; shrimp simmered in coconut milk – all served with smooth-spicy chutneys, and warm naan to soak up any juices that might escape the fragrant bed of basmati rice. For Indian-born Ranjit Mulgaonkar, that’s what was for dinner – the same homestyle south Indian cooking that he and his wife Dana are now dishing up at Winslow Way’s newest culinary cubby hole, Island Chat House.

No shades of gray at this boutique

  • Apr 23, 2003 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:56PM

The palette may be limited, but the sensibility isn’t. Bainbridge’s new clothes boutique, Noir et Blanc, proves that black-and-white garb can be stylish and sleek without being outrageously expensive. “Black and white makes everything look elegant,” said store owner Stephanie Jackson, “but I’m carrying clothes that range from cotton tee-shirts to cocktail dresses, and everything in between.”

Shooting stops, shipping starts

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:55PM

Like a number of his Bainbridge neighbors, Ed Ellis vehemently opposed the war in Iraq. For that reason, he is especially pleased at the opportunity to participate in efforts to rebuild that country. The first postwar food aid is on its way to Iraq on board a ship operated by San Juan Navigation, Ellis’s company. “I’m excited because this is something new and different with political implications,” said Ellis, who was also involved with the first agricultural shipments to Cuba. “It’s nice to be part of what is going on out there – a humanitarian effort to feed the Iraqi people.”

Pegasus soars over bear market

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:55PM

For most investors, Monday was another stock-market slaughter – Dow down 172, Nasdaq off 27, Standard & Poor’s 500 index down 21.5. But for Pegasus Investment Partners, Monday was somewhere between a wash and a slight gain. The difference – the disciplined, cautious approach of managing partner Doug Saksa. “There is no free lunch in the investment market,” he said. “Our first rule is, don’t lose money. The second rule is, don’t forget the first rule. And the third rule is, make some money when you can.”

Main Street staple in new hands

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:55PM

Saying simply that “we’re tired,” Winslow Way mainstays Janie and Stuart Walton have sold Paper Products to islanders Alyse McConnell and Klaas Hesselink, who they believe will continue the tradition of community involvement. “We’ve had several other offers, but we never felt that they would do for the community what the community needed,” Stuart Walton said.

East meets West at Lilies shop

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:55PM

Murat Tasdemir and his business associates bought a piece of land in Istanbul that they thought would be a perfect spot for a hotel. They needed money. So in 1997, Tasdemir, who had been in the carpet business, volunteered to do his bit by coming to America to sell Turkish rugs. And because a friend of his owned a bed and breakfast here, he stopped on Bainbridge Island. “I wanted to bring the beauty of Turkey to the United States,” Tasdemir said. “And I was going to send the money back to Turkey to build the hotel.”

Surfing’s up in Eagle Harbor

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:55PM

There’s nothing unusual about achieving great insight while hoisting a pint or two with friends. But A) having those insights still seem like good ideas in the morning, and B) actually following through and doing something – those are rare things. Yet that is the sequence of events that gave birth to BI Wireless, a company that offers internet access to the Eagle Harbor area from an antenna perched high atop the Harbour Public House, where the concept was brewed. “We decided no more ‘somebody should’ ideas,” said David Canning. “There is no reason not to jump when you have an idea.”

Gardens rooted in history

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:55PM

Had it not been for his Uncle Sam, Junkoh Harui might have devoted his life to a different kind of green than the plants that surround him at Bainbridge Gardens. In 1955, Harui was a newly minted University of Washington business graduate who had accepted a job to work with Lou Goller at American Marine Bank. Instead, he got drafted. And while he was in the service, the situation changed. “When I got out, there weren’t any jobs,” Harui said. “Mo Nakata said I should start a flower shop, and I decided to give that a try.”

Real estate year chugged along

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:55PM

Island home sales were up, but prices held surprisingly steady in 2002. The net result, local brokers say, was a marketplace generally unaffected by the larger economy around it. “It was a funny marketplace,” said Jim Laws, owner/broker of the island’s Windermere office. “I think everybody had their breath held all year long, but it chugged right along.”

Paddlers head to Back of Beyond

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:55PM

It’s not where you’d expect to find a shop that sells 17-foot-long touring kayaks. Were it not for a few whitewater craft hung outside the small basement abode at 195 Winslow Way, you might not notice the island’s newest paddlesports shop at all. That lack of fancy signs and slick advertisements is just fine with Udo Wald and Janet Nicholson, owners of To the Back of Beyond Explorations.

Walt's making his move

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

‘Twas the last week before the big move at Walt’s Lynwood Market, and Murphy’s Law was holding court. The sign that was supposed to show up last week is still promised – maybe Thursday or Friday. The computer software that operates the new scanner technology speaks a different language than the bar codes. And the displays at the front of the store are still in disarray.

Inn, townhomes planned near Parfitt Way

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

Seattle architect and Bainbridge resident Cihan Anisoglu and wife Bonnie have filed an application for a hotel/townhome project dubbed “the Inn at Eagle Harbor” on lower Madison Avenue. The project, proposed for an 11,000-square-foot lot immediately north of the parking lot on the corner of Madison and Parfitt Way, calls for six guest rooms and three two-story townhomes.

After 15 years, gym finally works out

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

Like a lot of college sweethearts, Jeff and Jill Giblin spent some of their free time trying to imagine their future lives. And with both studying exercise and physical therapy at California’s Chico State University, it’s no surprise that they talked about doing something in the fitness field, namely, opening their own exercise facility. “Exercise has been a way of life for me,” Jeff Giblin said, “and Jill has been an athlete all her life. “When we talked about what we ultimately wanted to do, we thought that if our lives allowed and everything fell into place, this is something we would like to pursue.”

Chamber gears up for activism in '03

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

Everyone who runs for office says they want to help the business community. But once elected, they turn their attentions elsewhere, business leaders say. To keep the business community’s agenda visible, and to make sure members know what the city’s elected officials are doing, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce says it will be active in 2003.

A new cottage industry on Ericksen

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

Denise Grannan and husband Greg Diamond looked for all the world like the young couple on the way up the housing ladder, having gone from a Chicago loft to a 2,900-square-foot home on Bainbridge. But last summer, they decided to climb back down. They sold their house in the Brookfield subdivision, “camped out” in an apartment for a couple of months, then moved two weeks ago into one of the 11 new 1,050-square-foot Ericksen Cottages. “Our family and friends thought we were going crazy, because this is just not the typical thing to do,” said Grannan. “The usual thing is to go for the McMansion.”

Island shopkeeping a piece of Cake

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

As one who has spent her fair share of time in stores, Kimber Wysong thought owning a shop would be fun. She tried to persuade her sister to open a store, but the sister opted for school instead. So with her youngest in kindergarten, Wysong decided to do it herself. When a small retail space opened up on Madrone Lane, she jumped at the opportunity, and hung out a shingle announcing “Cake.”

Teaching to the triple bottom line

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

As Sherman Severin often says, if you want to be a futurist, look at the present. Judging by who’s present, the future of the Bainbridge Island Graduate Institute’s “ethical MBA” looks promising indeed. In the nine months since formally launching the program, Severin and BGI co-founders Gifford and Elizabeth Pinchot have attracted a host of top talent to the institute’s five research centers and its flagship degree program, which was accredited by the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board last month.

Learn farming for fun (!) and profit (?)

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

A farmer can spend a lot of time just thinking – particularly a farmer like George Rohrbacher, groomed for academia before the allure of rural life changed his plans. When he wasn’t worrying about how to hold onto his Goldendale ranch in the face of record drought, Rohrbacher’s “mental exercise” was outlining a book. And when a friend suggested that there ought to be a board game about agriculture, all that thinking came together in “The Farming Game.” “This had been in gestation for several years and I didn’t know it,” Rohrbacher said. “Ninety-five percent of it was done in one day.”

Super growth on the info superhighway

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

Five years ago, Bob Malecki was looking for a business opportunity on Bainbridge Island, his new home. When he learned that islanders were twice as likely as the overall population to be internet users, he believed that connecting Bainbridge to the worldwide web might prove viable. He was right. As Northwest Network Services looks towards its fifth anniversary in January, it has doubled its revenue several times over, has gone from a one-man operation to a business with seven employees, and is branching into new areas of consulting.

Mercury adds tech director -- Business briefing

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:54PM

Mercury Online Solutions, a Bainbridge-based provider of in-store display networks, has hired Alex Endzell as technology development director. Endzell comes from Industrial Systems, Inc., where he developed software products that helped the company grow from 20 to more than 120 employees. ISI was recently acquired by Aspen Technology.

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