News Roundup -- Biz lunch fetes Eisenhauer/Beans now a music venue

Biz lunch fetes Eisenhauer

John Eisenhauer of Mercury Online Solutions was selected as the the Bainbridge Island Chamber’s 2005 Business Person of the Year. He will be honored at a celebratory luncheon banquet at 11:30 a.m. May 25 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club.

He and his firm were highlighted for business successes and an estimated $400,000 in donations to local nonprofits and organizations.

Luncheon cost is $25. For more information, call 842-3700.

Beans now a music venue

It used to be Books, Bagels and Beans, but now it’s Bagels and Beans... with music.

The coffee shop at the Village on High School Road, now dubbed Bagels and Beans, has its grand opening the week of May 23-27, under the new ownership of John and Lisa Williams who took over in January of this year.

“We want to have a place where you can come relax,” Lisa Williams said.

The space has been completely renovated, and the Williams hope to have local musicians play occasionally from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights when the shop stays open until 10 p.m.

Tonight, the opening act will be the acoustic duo of Tania Opland and Mike Freeman playing hammered dulcimer, guitar, violin, cittern, Native American flute and percussion in songs of many languages and countries. Other musicians are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, too.

Lisa says the café hopes to serve people living in the High School Road area or be a place for students to hang out after school.

The café is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and closed Sunday. Call 842-4050 for more information.

– Tina Lieu

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