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 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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Business spotlight: Yellow Belly creating a buzz at farmer’s market

Aug 08, 2022 | By:

When he was a kid growing up in Lebanon, Wally Mseitif devoured American cowboy movies. It seemed natural that when he grew up, he’d fly off to America and become

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Gig Harbor chef’s Apollo pizza goes national

Aug 04, 2022 | By:

A Gig Harbor pizza chef cooked up something so tasty, it’s now being served all over the country.  Bryan Liupakka, general manager of the Round Table Pizza, won a companywide

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Business Spotlight: Farmer’s Market vendor evokes a Simpler Past

Jul 28, 2022 | By:

It’s easy to find A Simpler Past’s booth at the Waterfront Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons in the summertime. It’s the one with the long line of customers avidly eying

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Community rallies to get Patterson’s Farm Market back on its feet

Jul 27, 2022 | By:

Patterson’s Farm Market made it through the worst days of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite not qualifying for relief programs available to small businesses that were just a little bit larger.

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Business spotlight: Artondale Farm restores a piece of region’s history

Jul 25, 2022 | By:

For years, Jess and Scott Hogan watched the old Gig Harbor Grange building deteriorate. They had a front-row view of it from the adjacent property, where they operate Artondale Farm.

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More growth seen for Gig Harbor — but not like in the 2010s

Jul 21, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor had a moment of shock and awe last year when the 2020 U.S. Census results came in. The Census showed the city’s population soared by a staggering 69

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Business Spotlight: Local Makers go from hobby to home-based business

Jul 18, 2022 | By:

The pandemic shutdown afforded many people an opportunity to develop or perfect new skills or pursue passion projects for which they otherwise may never have found time. The Local Makers

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Business spotlight: Frills brightens downtown Gig Harbor

Jul 11, 2022 | By:

Frills, the little store in downtown Gig Harbor known for its bright seasonal displays, exists to brighten peoples’ day. So says owner Tammi Barber, whose latest work of public art

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Open house offers first look at Olalla Bay Landing

Jul 07, 2022 | By:

Olalla celebrated a new community gathering space and museum July 2-3, as Gregg and Claudia Olsen hosted an open house at Olalla Bay Landing. The Olsens purchased the waterfront building

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