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.

Business Spotlight: Ekberg takes reins at Waterfront Alliance

Mar 20, 2023 | By:

Carrianne Ekberg grew up watching her family operate a small business on the Gig Harbor waterfront. Her parents owned the old Shorline restaurant on North Harborview Drive, located in the

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Inside Gig Harbor Real Estate: The importance of choosing the right mortgage lender

Mar 14, 2023 | By:

Paige Schulte is founder of the Neighborhood Experts Real Estate office in Gig Harbor. In 2020, she was recognized by the Wall Street Journal for her use of virtual tours

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Guest Column: How zoning could limit our Incredible Expanding and Shrinking House

Mar 13, 2023 | By: Marlene Druker

Marlene Druker, AIA is a registered architect based in Gig Harbor. As part of her work, she has read the definitions in, and “kicked the tires” of many (maybe too

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Business Spotlight: Harbor General Store unexpectedly closes

Mar 13, 2023 | By:

Harbor General Store, a downtown Gig Harbor establishment valued by customers both for the goods it sold and the gathering place it provided, unexpectedly closed permanently last week.  Its last

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Harbor Happenings: It’s Restaurant Week(s)

Mar 07, 2023 | By:

Fire up your appetite and head downtown. It’s Restaurant Week, and 13 downtown restaurants are celebrating with special prices on food and drinks. Restaurant Week (it’s actually two weeks, running

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Guest column: The Incredible Expanding and Shrinking House

Mar 06, 2023 | By: Marlene Druker

Editor’s note: This piece was submitted by Marlene Druker, a self-employed architect based in Gig Harbor. Her home office is expansive enough to house an expensive electronic drafting board and

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Crab fishing remains lucrative, critical industry for Gig Harbor fishermen

Mar 02, 2023 | By:

Off the coast of Washington, several Gig Harbor residents are hard at work on crab fishing boats, handling all that comes with the job. Most people can conjure images of

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Gig Harbor Council approves regulations on short-term rentals

Mar 02, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor now has an ordinance governing short term rentals – those Airbnb and VRBO rooms-for-rent in homes and accessory units. The Gig Harbor City Council voted 6-1 on Monday,

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Chamber Awards Gala: Standup for Peninsula Schools wins Citizen of Year

Mar 01, 2023 | By:

Standup for Peninsula Schools, an advocacy group that promotes Peninsula School District ballot measures, won the Citizen of the Year award at the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Awards

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Business spotlight: Egg prices stabilizing locally

Feb 27, 2023 | By:

Things are looking up — or maybe down — at the Gig Harbor Costco. The price for a Costco-sized carton of eggs is down 50 cents. “We have seen the

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