Business

A BigBelly Solar unit is a regular in the Kitsap Transit parking area at the Bainbridge ferry terminal

More BigBelly Solar compactors bound for Bainbridge Island

Sustainable Bainbridge has finally found a way to rid Winslow Way of its overflowing garbage cans, at least it will once the reconstruction project on the street is finished.

A BigBelly Solar unit is a regular in the Kitsap Transit parking area at the Bainbridge ferry terminal

Business Briefing

Fork & Spoon opens on Madrone LaneA new restaurant called Fork & Spoon opened last week in a small space on Madrone Lane.Blackbird Bakery owners… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2011
Kimberly Geltmacher and Christopher Ortiz are the new owners/managers of 122 Winslow

122 Winslow leaving namesake behind

Charlotte Shepard, the native islander who opened the 122 Winslow restaurant in December 2008, has been considering relocating for several months.

  • Apr 22, 2011
Kimberly Geltmacher and Christopher Ortiz are the new owners/managers of 122 Winslow
Karl Johnson

Papercutting artist to appear at Lollipops Friday

His work is one of Oprah's picks; he's been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding, People Magazine, Parenting, USA Today and more. He was commissioned for… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2011
Karl Johnson
Avalara CEO Scott McFarlane (left) and founder Rory Rawlings hope that their third move during the last six years to accommodate their burgeoning firm will be a charm.

Avalara, Island Gateway make a perfect match

The Island Gateway development finally has its ideal anchor tenant under contract. Nearly all of the commercial space available in the large building sandwiched between the existing Kids Discovery Museum and the anticipated Bainbridge Art Museum has been leased to Avalara.

Avalara CEO Scott McFarlane (left) and founder Rory Rawlings hope that their third move during the last six years to accommodate their burgeoning firm will be a charm.

Blackbird Bakery ‘expands’ with a nearby café

If you’ve got a highly successful bakery, why not expand it? The owners of Blackbird Bakery are doingexactly that, more or less, with the opening of Fork & Spoon restaurant just around the corner in early April.

Winslow Way merchants are trying to be creative

The tearing up of Winslow Way isn’t the only action occurring these days on the island’s main street. The April opening of Fork & Spoon precedes several other downtown changes, with several new leases signed recently.

  • Mar 31, 2011
John Hays likely won't be leaving Bainbridge Island anytime soon

Hays, Port Madison Home will be missed

For John Hays the last three years of the recession have taken a toll on his high end furniture store, Port Madison Home. After seven years he announced last Friday that he will be closing the doors to his downtown Winslow store.

  • Mar 24, 2011
John Hays likely won't be leaving Bainbridge Island anytime soon

BAINBRIDGE BUSINESS BRIEFING | Business | Feb. 11

Bay Hay and Feed to offer local foodBay Hay and Feed has reached an agreement with Sound Food to offer locally grown food, beginning April… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2011
Barbara Kirk is the happy new owner of Esther’s Fabrics at 181 Winslow Way

Esther’s changes hands again, well, sort of

Esther’s Fabrics store is like a family heirloom, say, an antique quilt, that just keeps being passed on to the next generation. Or as it is in Esther’s paradigm, changing ownership from one employee to another during the 51 years the Winslow Way institution has been in business.

Barbara Kirk is the happy new owner of Esther’s Fabrics at 181 Winslow Way

BAINBRIDGE BUSINESS BRIEFING | Business | Jan. 7

Dave Manning and Julie Meyers are the new co-owners of the local Prudential Real Estate office.

  • Jan 7, 2011

Businesses keep lights on to increase shoppers

Through his YouTube video John Hays had a simple plea for his neighbors and business community: “Let’s save our town.”Hays is the owner of Port… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2010

Helping Winslow Way businesses a priority

Community organizations are starting the search process early to help the downtown business community ride out the Winslow Way reconstruction project.As the project draws closer,… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2010
Sarah Wen shows off some of her collection at the new Bainbridge Marketplace. Wen will host the winter market Nov. 26 and 27 in the vacant building behind Black Bird Bakery.

Boutique quality in a flea market model

Sarah Wen left her traditional brick-and-mortar job to turn junk into treasures. Her new venture takes her to flea markets, estate sales and garages where… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2010
Sarah Wen shows off some of her collection at the new Bainbridge Marketplace. Wen will host the winter market Nov. 26 and 27 in the vacant building behind Black Bird Bakery.

‘One Call’ gets some help from Bay Hay & Feed

By DENNIS ANSTINEStaff WriterDuring its 60 years of existence, One Call for All has been a charity drive that depends on the philanthropic nature of… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2010
Sales manager Jeff Bahkus (above) believes Bainbridge buyers of Go Green’s electric cars will be early risk takers willing to trying something new

New Island dealership Go Green e-car offers an electric vehicle

Considering the infancy of the technology and its need for less-traveled roads, combined with the island’s slower pace, Bainbridge appears to be an ideal location for a little trial and error.

Sales manager Jeff Bahkus (above) believes Bainbridge buyers of Go Green’s electric cars will be early risk takers willing to trying something new

Bainbridge nonprofit brings water to village

Unable to sustain their way of life using the methods passed down from their ancestors, the 23,000 members of the Hamar tribe in the southwest… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2010
Dana's Showhouse won the September award for the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association best downtown window display

Dana’s Showhouse wins best window display award

Dana's Showhouse won the September award for the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association best downtown window display. This month Dana's windows feature dancing skeletons, monster toes… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2010
Dana's Showhouse won the September award for the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association best downtown window display

BAC opens new multipurpose gym

The Bainbridge Athletic Club will hold a grand opening event for the public this Sunday, Oct. 17, for the completion of a new multipurpose gymnasium.The… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2010
Gudbjorg Ingvarsdittur

A sparkling career born on Bainbridge

At age 18, Icelander Gudbjorg Kristin Ingvarsdottir arrived on Bainbridge as an exchange student, seeking an opportunity to see the world. Little did she know she would find her life’s work.

  • Aug 20, 2010
Gudbjorg Ingvarsdittur