Business

Freshy’s farm-to-market grocery opens Thursday in Mercer Island

“Freshy’s Local Market,” a new 2,500-square-foot, farm-to-market grocery, will open at 9 a.m. on Feb. 9 in the Hadley building. Freshy’s owner and founder Bryce… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2017

Mercer Island realtor, 10 others honored for special achievements during 2016

Eleven realtors were recently singled out for special honors at the 2016 Installation and Awards Banquet of the Seattle King County Realtors. Mercer Island realtor… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Coldwell Banker Bain predicts continued sellers’ market in 2017

Coldwell Banker Bain, a leading Pacific Northwest real estate market brokerage, has released 2017 market predictions for the Puget Sound region and specific markets. When… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Italian restaurant in Mercer Island experiments with Indian food

Jish Nath, the owner of Roberto’s in Mercer Island, faced a challenge: keep with tradition in the face of increasing pizza competition, or, as he… Continue reading

Pagliacci Pizza in Mercer Island introduces gluten-free pizza

Pagliacci Pizza is now testing gluten-free pizzas at its Mercer Island store. The gluten-free crusts are made with gluten-free ingredients in a gluten-friendly environment. Pagliacci… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2016

What ‘Trumponomics’ could mean for Eastside businesses in 2017

The good, the bad — and the ugly. This is how economist Joseph Quinlan divides “Trumponomics” as he described how some of the president-elect’s fiscal… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2016

Nhat Bui joins S. R. Schill and Associates in Mercer Island

S. R. Schill and Associates, a Mercer Island-based financial services firm offering wealth management services to multi-generational families, announced that Nhat Bui has joined the… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2016

Phat 12 Island Broiler welcomes new chef

Phat 12 Island Broiler, which opened in October 2013 after taking over the location of the old Alpenland deli, announced that it has a new… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2016

Author Maria Semple to visit Island Books on Dec. 3

Maria Semple’s razor-sharp sendup of privileged Seattle “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” was the No. 1 bestseller at Island Books in 2011. At 5 p.m. on… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2016

YFS pumpkin sales continue | Business briefs

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  • Nov 21, 2016

Mercer Island New Seasons is officially open | Photos

New Seasons Market opened its doors to the Mercer Island community last week, promising to be a gathering place, a local partner and the “ultimate… Continue reading

Costco CFO to speak at Dec. 1 Mercer Island Chamber lunch | Business briefs

Business news in Mercer Island. Reserve your spot for Chamber luncheon Richard Galanti, CFO of Costco Wholesale, will be the featured speaker at the next… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2016

Patrick Dempsey quits Tully’s Coffee

Patrick Dempsey, the TV actor who starred in the Seattle-based television show “Grey’s Anatomy,” and who agreed to buy the Island-owned Tully’s, has now quit the deal due to problems with his business partner.

Sound Publishing to end rack distribution of Little Nickel

Beginning in September, Sound Publishing, Inc., the parent company of the Mercer Island Reporter, will combine the strength of its community newspaper readership and home delivery with the respected classified content and brand recognition of its Little Nickel products.

New store ‘Hip Zephyr’ moves into ‘What to Wear’ space

There were a lot of reasons that showed Dana Dewhurst was meant to move her clothing store to Mercer Island. The store, Hip Zephyr, opened on Mercer Island on Tuesday, June 18, in the location where What to Wear was.

Washington’s average wage tops $50K for first time

Washington’s average annual wage grew by 3.4 percent in 2012, to $51,595, surpassing $50,000 for the first time, according to the state Employment Security Department.

Stopsky’s Deli expands, remodels | Business news

Stopsky’s Delicatessen is expanding and remodeling the restaurant, and will host a reopening over the weekend of June 7-9.

Microsoft wins top national awards for volunteering and community impact

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. was honored last week with two Summit awards for community impact and volunteer engagement from United Way Worldwide, the country's largest privately funded nonprofit.

Sound Publishing’s Josh O’Connor named Herald publisher

Josh O'Connor has been named publisher of The Daily Herald in Everett, effective May 1. O'Connor will continue to serve as vice president of Sound Publishing, Inc., a position he has held since 2008.

‘Low stress’ grooming at Bark Avenue

Tess Mousny-Jones has joined the staff at Bark Avenue, a grooming salon and dog day care, to provide low-stress grooming, massages and other special care to clients.