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.

Butler Farms produces oodles of apple varieties

Oct 29, 2021 | By:

Steve Butler grows more than 600 types of apples on his 7 1/2-acre Gig Harbor farm and sells them on site using the honor system.

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Battson taking care of business as new chamber leader

Oct 24, 2021 | By:

New Chamber of Commerce Director Miriam Battson says that despite the pandemic, businesses continue to open and do well, though others are struggling.

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Proposed Burley Lagoon geoduck farm upsets neighbors

Oct 22, 2021 | By:

Converting the 25.5-acre farm site from Manila clams and oyster to geoducks wouldn’t significantly change the tidelands, according to the draft environmental impact statement. Opponents of the plan say this claim is slanted and they look forward to refuting it.

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Public input sought on proposed geoduck farm in Burley Lagoon

Oct 09, 2021 | By:

Taylor Shellfish Farms would replace Manila clam and oyster beds on the 25.5-acre site with geoduck clam farming.

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Battson named as Gig Harbor Chamber president/CEO

Oct 04, 2021 | By:

Miriam Battson replaces Warren Zimmerman as the chamber’s new president and CEO.

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Mini-storage units being built off of 36th Street

Sep 30, 2021 | By:

The 106,000-square-foot facility near the Tacoma Screw fulfillment center is expected to be completed in about six months.

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Boatyard offering free tours; Marketplace Grill relocating

Sep 17, 2021 | By:

Eddon Boatyard will offer free tours Saturday and on other dates; Marketplace Grille is searching for a location that better fits its needs.

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Metropolitan Market manager leads verbal tour of store

Sep 16, 2021 | By:

The new Metropolitan Market, which opens Oct. 7, will feature three sitting areas and be like a restaurant in a grocery store, says manager Ginger Henderson.

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