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.

Hello, pancakes! Lease on former Harvester property confirmed

Dec 23, 2021 | By:

The Original Pancake House will open sometime next year in the former longtime site of Harvester Restaurant.

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Olalla winery in jeopardy of losing permit for special events

Dec 21, 2021 | By:

No decision was reached after a 10-hour Kitsap County hearing Thursday on the status of Olalla Valley Vineyard and Winery‘s conditional use permit (CUP). The 5.87-acre winery, owned and operated by Stuart Chisholm and Mary Ellen Houston, is zoned Rural Protection (RP), which permits agriculture-related uses and agritourism. The permit was issued in April 2017,

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U-cut tree farms gain popularity as escape from pandemic isolation

Dec 05, 2021 | By:

More cooped-up families have been taking to the outdoors in search of the perfect Christmas tree.

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Local cidery, winery offering expanded drink choices

Nov 27, 2021 | By:

Wine lovers and cider-sippers, take heart. Options for locally produced libations have expanded in recent months. Locust Cider opened in June at the site formerly occupied by Heritage Distilling, next to the Inn at Gig Harbor. Two Loons Winery has been maturing in an east-side garage for several years. Owned by now-Gig Harbor residents Jason

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Gig Harbor eateries: Here’s what’s new and on deck

Nov 13, 2021 | By:

Crumbl Cookies is turning heads in the north end of town, and a new fish house is coming to the waterfront among other pending openings.

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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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