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: A story of love, belonging, and wine at Morso Bistro

Oct 31, 2022 | By: Julie Warrick Ammann

“Everyone has a story,” says Trish Huff, speaking from her bistro, Morso, perched above North Harborview Drive on Peacock Hill in Gig Harbor. Expansive windows with harbor views outline the contemporary yet casual space. Foodies and wine lovers enjoy nibbles and savory dishes from a seasonal menu as they swirl, sniff and taste wines from

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Business Spotlight: Bartender for Hire ready for its closeup

Oct 24, 2022 | By:

Bartender for Hire founder Dane Drebin got a crash course in entrepreneurship in late September — and the experience will be streamed on the Internet for all to see. Drebin, of Gig Harbor, spent the week of Sept. 19 as one of 55 cast members on season six of The Blox, a streaming program that

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St. Anthony providers again have access to patient records

Oct 18, 2022 | By:

Providers at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor are once again able to access the electronic health records of patients, according to a statement from a public relations firm representing its parent company. CommonSpirit Health, which owns St. Anthony and other Virginia Mason Franciscan Health facilities in Washington state, took some systems offline following what

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KettleFish aims to bring good food in a casual setting to Gig Harbor location

Oct 17, 2022 | By:

It’s not just a clever name. The “kettle” in KettleFish, which recently opened on Pioneer Way in downtown Gig Harbor, refers to the seafood spot’s unique method of preparing its food. KettleFish employs a steam kettle cooking system, in which superheated steam is pumped into the jacket of a metal kettle. A half-cup of water

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Community rallies to save Olalla Bay Market

Oct 06, 2022 | By:

The Olalla Bay Market was just weeks away from celebrating its grand opening when disaster struck. Early on the morning of Aug. 16, a fire broke out in the almost completely remodeled store, known for decades as Al’s of Olalla. The fire started in the kitchen and “completely destroyed” all the brand new appliances, according

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Long-running Gig Harbor preschool closes, unable to secure a location

Oct 05, 2022 | By:

The evening before their daughter Thea was to start her first day at Rainy Dayz Preschool, Jon and Cecily Novotney stopped by the school to make sure they knew the drop-off location. Looking in from outside the building, they were surprised to see the classrooms empty. School was to start on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

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‘IT security incident’ disrupts patients at St. Anthony

Oct 04, 2022 | By:

An “IT security incident” disrupted operations at St. Anthony Hospital and other Virginia Mason Franciscan facilities on Tuesday, Oct. 4, according to a statement from the hospital chain. “As a precautionary step, we have taken certain IT systems offline, which may include electronic health record (EHR) systems and other systems,” according to the statement. Patients

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7 Seas breaking ground next month on replacement taproom

Sep 26, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor-based brewery will tear down the former Green Turtle Restaurant building and replace it with a bigger structure that better meets its needs.

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Business spotlight: Waterfront Natural Market expands tradition and connects communities

Sep 19, 2022 | By: Julie Warrick Ammann

“I came down the hill and saw the harbor and was sold on the idea,” Kandice Claybaker says about her decision to move cross country and buy Waterfront Natural Market in January 2020. A transplant from St. Petersburg, Florida, Claybaker was drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She experienced that beauty during visits

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Chipotle to open in Gig Harbor on Tuesday

Sep 12, 2022 | By:

A new Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Gig Harbor will open Tuesday, Sept. 13, the restaurant chain announced Monday. The restaurant will be at 4823 Point Fosdick Drive. Nearby businesses include Safeway, Applebee’s and Jersey Mike’s. Daily hours are 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. The first 50 people in line on Tuesday will receive free

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