Business

Some of the units at Harbor Square are on the market. The condos were built during the real estate boom

Island real estate sales down, but not out

The current condition of Bainbridge Island’s real estate market could be considered robust when compared to what is occurring nationally, or even elsewhere in the Northwest, but total sales on the island for the first four months of 2008 are down more than half compared to 2007.

Some of the units at Harbor Square are on the market. The condos were built during the real estate boom

Bainbridge’s Paper Products also a tiny post office

At first glance, Paper Products doesn’t look much different these days than when its doors first opened in 1985. Kind of funky, packed with stuff from bow to stern, seemingly always busy, friendly folks behind the counter. All that and more.

Bainbridge bicycle shops roll to new locations

Spring is apparently moving time for bicycle shops, at least on the island, where both Bainbridge Island Cycle and Classic Cycle have relocated their businesses during the last few weeks.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Chuck Stearns likes his hair-cutting hangout because it’s new

Business is brisk for Bainbridge barbers

What does it take to be a barber on Bainbridge Island? Besides the hand dexterity required to avoid drawing blood and managing a head of hair so that it’s presentable, he or she had better be long on perseverance, enjoy the company of gray-haired men and be a master listener and/or story-teller. And it might help if the barber likes to exercise to overcome the physical stress of standing several hours a day.

Chuck Stearns likes his hair-cutting hangout because it’s new