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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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One year of Now: We’re celebrating our first anniversary

Sep 01, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor Now came into existence at precisely 6 a.m. on Sept. 3, 2021.   That’s when the new nonprofit news website published stories about a new roundabout planned for

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Editor’s column: Making a go of it as a nonprofit news organization

Sep 01, 2022 | By:

It’s no secret that the news industry has had a tough couple of decades. That’s especially true in the newspaper world, where I spent the bulk of my career.  

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Batana, a traditional Croatian fishing skiff, nearly ready to set sail

Aug 25, 2022 | By:

History is being brought to life at the BoatShop. Volunteers under the direction of master shipwright Mike Vlahovich have been building a traditional Croatian fishing skiff called a batana since

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Gig Harbor MMA studio catching wave of a sport on the rise

Aug 10, 2022 | By:

The sport of mixed martial arts has taken the country by storm and is steadily climbing the list of America’s favorite sports to watch. Gig Harbor Mixed Martial Arts is

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