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.

State’s COVID test distribution portal not for businesses

Jan 15, 2022

One Gig Harbor business owner says at-home tests have helped his company stay viable.

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Hello, pancakes! Lease on former Harvester property confirmed

Dec 23, 2021

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

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

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

Dec 05, 2021

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

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

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

Nov 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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