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Play center opens Monday
If video killed the radio star, the Internet slayed the independent music retailer.
For people who are new to the retail grocery business, the owners of Real Foods Market and Cafe on Winslow Way East have quickly learned what it takes to be successful in such a competitive, demanding business.
Light-bulb exchange set
It seems incredible when David Ortiz says he has no worries in life. But then, that’s probably not unusual for someone living on borrowed time.
New manager at BI Travel
Neglect a building long enough and, surely as brick crumbles and wood rots, it’ll eventually collapse. Or fall prey to fire.
For island resident Travis Guterson, passion comes from four basic ingredients. The 24-year-old Bainbridge High School graduate is harnessing water, malt, hops and yeast to create a set of unique brews that will be the cornerstone of Gig Harbor’s first brewery.
For Ted and Kellan Eisenhardt, life on Bainbridge Island has always revolved around the sports fitness business they have operated at Meadowmeer Golf and Country Club. And after 17 years, the commitment continues to proliferate.
The fitness center at the Bainbridge Pavilion will be operated more as a “card key-based workout gym with showers and dressing rooms” after the contract with the Bainbridge Athletic Club expires on Sept. 30, said Eric Fredricks, co-owner and manager of the building
Colin Kimball likes to take chances. The Bainbridge Island native has to contain that impulse a bit these days because he’s got a family. But there’s no doubt he wants to turn his creativity into big bucks, which means he’s occasionally going to take a walk on the wild side.
Heather Hadley has always been interested in keeping the environment in which she lives healthy, but after giving birth to son Breckin, it suddenly became more personal.
The Blue Ocean Café, which opened three months ago in the Meridian Complex at 360 Knechtel Way, was created to establish a place where islanders and business people can meet or attend special group seminars and presentations.
It’s difficult to imagine a better location for a bicycle shop than Bainbridge Island. The countryside is lush, the shorelines stunning. The rural terrain varies interestingly between steep and level. Residents are generally affluent, health conscious and worldly. About one third of its working force commutes to Seattle via ferry, with a growing number climbing onto the saddle because of the costly fares for vehicles. And now we have this oil problem.
With demand for local food reaching new heights, islander Carlee Ashen is rolling out a unique service to feed the appetite for island-grown food. Her business, Farm Courier, uses a virtual farmer’s market and a cheerful white delivery truck to bring local produce to island doorsteps. Ashen hopes her business will provide a new venue for residents and producers to build a relationship over food.
As a dental hygienist, Kate Mills has spent 37 years hunched over people’s mouths. Yuck, you say? You’d think she’d be sick of cleaning teeth and searching for signs of periodontitis by now, but she has a new view of dentistry since co-founding Washington State Smile Partners, a nonprofit that offers preventive services to children and adults who can’t afford a trip to the traditional dentist’s office.
Islanders urged to buy locally
“Baking is part of what we’ve been doing as a family,” Robin Briggs said. When Robin and her sister, Kate, contemplated summer plans this year, they decided it might be fun to pour their combined talents into a small commercial interest.
Men’s clothing store to open
Every Tuesday, five boxes of fresh produce are hand-delivered to the food bank at Helpline House by Chris Llewellyn, owner of Serendipity Organic Farm in Quilcene. It’s only one of her 40 stops on the island that day, but it’s the one that reaches out to the most, well, mouths, then empty stomachs. Helpline has started providing produce to its more than 170 weekly clients through a program called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), which are subscriptions to food grown on sustainable farms such as Serendipity. To pay for the $440 weekly delivery of produce, Helpline is seeking donations from businesses and individuals.