Gig Harbor Now reporters provide information about where people can eat, shop and seek professional services, which businesses are opening or closing, and explain local trends and their relation to the national economy.

Gig Harbor Real Estate | Reimagining your home to fit your needs when you can’t move

Jun 18, 2024 | By: Alison Paoli

If you were lucky to buy or refinance during the COVID-19 pandemic, when interest rates were around 3% or less, you know you are sitting on a gold mine. But if the needs of your family changed in the meantime – you need another bedroom, an office, or want something updated and fresh – you

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Madrona Links Golf Course not going anywhere

Jun 17, 2024 | By:

PenMet plans to continue to operate Madrona as a golf course, but there are issues with ownership of the land that makes up part of it.

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Village at Harbor Hill still waiting on an anchor-tenant grocer

Jun 13, 2024 | By:

The Village at Harbor Hill developers had no “amazing news” at a community meeting, but a Trader Joe’s representative was in the crowd.

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Gig Harbor Real Estate | Home prices up again, and so is inventory

Jun 12, 2024 | By: Alison Paoli

In what seems like clockwork, home prices in the greater Gig Harbor notched up again in May, with inventory making more significant gains. According to data from the NWMLS, the median sale price of a single-family home between the Purdy and Narrows bridges, including Fox Island, rose 0.4% from April to May 2024 to $878,398. 

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Business Spotlight | The barber behind the bookshelf

Jun 10, 2024 | By:

There’s a secret behind the bookshelf at One:11, the men’s apparel and accessories store in downtown Gig Harbor. The bookshelf isn’t (just) a shelf. It’s a hidden sliding door that opens to a barbershop. Once a storeroom filled with inventory, the barbershop is surprisingly large. Natural light streams through large windows waking up the vibrant

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In the Margins | Braving auction anxieties in support of Gig Harbor’s working waterfront

Jun 05, 2024 | By: Chris Phillips

To be honest, I have always found auctions to be a bit intimidating. I tend to second-guess myself about whether to bid for stuff, how much to bid for stuff, and what to do with the stuff if I do emerge an unlikely winner. While my fellow bidders enjoy the sporting gamesmanship, I nervously fret

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Farmers Market brings fruits, veggies and fun to Skansie Park starting this week

Jun 04, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor Waterfront Farmers Market returns on June 6, with a focus on local producers of fresh produce and other food.

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Gig Harbor Real Estate | Prices break records … again

May 15, 2024 | By: Alison Paoli

Plagued by low inventory and ample demand, the median home price in the greater Gig Harbor real estate market continued to climb in April. Median home prices hit a new record of $875,000 for a single-family home between the Purdy and Narrows bridges, including Fox Island, according to data from the NWMLS. The figure for

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Alvestad, Ross, Markovich re-elected to PenLight Board

May 07, 2024 | By:

Peninsula Light members have re-elected three board members, who will each serve a three-year term. Incumbents Paul Alvestad, Debra Ross, and Nick Markovich were elected to the board, PenLight announced at its annual meeting on Monday, May 6. Members returned 4,227 of the 32,461 ballots (13.02%) PenLight mailed. The election requires a 10% quorum, said

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Grant helps Rotary continue its Little Food Pantry program

Apr 30, 2024 | By: Jill Dabbs

The Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Midday’s Little Food Pantry Project embarks on its fourth year providing emergency food, thanks in part to a matching grant from Rotary International District 5020. The grant provided $3,000 to purchase food to supplement donation and fundraising efforts. Beginning early 2021 with just two pantries, the project has grown

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