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.

Gig Harbor Now to publish free obituaries

May 17, 2022

Gig Harbor Now will begin publishing free obituaries on Wednesday, May 25. The nonprofit, community-supported news website will publish obituaries at no cost for anyone who lived in or had

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Business spotlight: Iscreamery brings unique flavors to downtown Gig Harbor

May 16, 2022

Don’t be fooled by the forecast. We’re approaching ice cream season. And there’s a new spot in Gig Harbor to celebrate it.  Iscreamery opened inside Brimstone PNW Smokehouse, 7707 Pioneer

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Business spotlight: Gumdrop the pig does her part for the family business

May 09, 2022

It turned out to be a less-than-ideal time to start a business.  Dr. Kandi Moller and her husband, Robert Loehr, opened Eye Candy Optical in the Uptown Gig Harbor complex

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‘Winter-ish’ Sip & Stroll returns to Harbor for first time since 2020

Apr 26, 2022

The sold-out event returns to the Gig Harbor waterfront on Saturday, adding a water taxi to help attendees get past the Harborview construction project.

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Nascent Bujacich Road industrial area developing from outside in

Apr 20, 2022

The employment district’s middle section has been slow to generate businesses because the properties have no access to a sewer system.

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Sunshine brightens outlook for Harborview Drive project

Apr 07, 2022

Thanks in part to this week’s sunshine, contractors are on track to get two-way traffic moving through the Harborview Drive-Stinson Avenue traffic circle project earlier than first expected, the city

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Olalla Valley Winery did not violate permit, Kitsap County examiner rules

Mar 25, 2022

Kitsap County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves ruled earlier this month that the Olalla Valley Vineyard and Winery did not violate its conditional use permit, as alleged by the county’s Department

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Peninsula Shopping Center plan could bring regional grocery back to downtown

Mar 24, 2022

A major renovation is proposed for the Peninsula Shopping Center on Judson Street in downtown Gig Harbor, according to preliminary documents filed with the city. The renovation would “reintroduce a

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Gig Harbor businesses help small farms connect with customers

Mar 21, 2022

Small farms are becoming a bigger enterprise. That’s especially true in Washington state, where 89 percent of farms are considered “small farms,” selling less than $250,000 annually, according to the

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Gig Harbor Council OK’s incentive for early completion of Harborview Drive roundabout

Mar 15, 2022

The Gig Harbor City Council approved financial incentives for the contractor to finish paving three weeks earlier than originally scheduled, but bad weather could foil the plan.

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