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Liquor Control Board to Take Action Against 2 Businesses for Selling Booze to a Minor

On December 5, the BIPD was asked to assist the Liquor Control Board in performing compliance checks of Island establishments with liquor licenses for retail sales. Bainbridge Island Police Detective Scott Weiss worked with LCB officers and an 18-year-old investigative aid (IA). Seven Island businesses were checked. On the previous check none of the businesses…

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J’Aime les Crêpes Named “Deuxieme”-Best Crêperie in Western WA

The little crêperie that could just did—almost. J’Aime les Crêpes, which last May expanded into a Bainbridge Island location on Madrone Lane from its original spot near the Kingston ferry, was honored on November 14 as Evening Magazine‘s second or deuxieme best of Western Washington crêpe place. The winner was Savor Crêperie in Tacoma. With 53 crêperies in the running,…

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Thuy's Pho

What Bainbridge Has Been Hoping Pho: New Vietnamese Restaurant

At Thuy’s Pho House, which just opened a week ago in the spot recently vacated by Tokyo Tapas on Madison across the parking lot from Island Fitness, business is booming. It’s so busy, in fact, that Proprietor Thuy Nguyen who also owns Rooster’s Cafe, can hardly keep up with demand. And even on a Sunday…

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Café Nola to Open New Venture in Former Island Grill Spot

So long Island Grill. Hello Café Nola, part 2. You may have heard the rumors. Yes, The Island Grill is closed, as of this week. And, yes, the owners of Café Nola, Whitney and Kevin Warren, are moving into the space, with big changes planned. The new eatery, The Plate & Pint, is a departure for…

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Visconsi Site Plan

Letter to the Editor: Visconsi’s Two-Page Newspaper Ads Go Too FAR

Have you seen Visconsi’s two page ads telling us how wonderful their new shopping center is going to be? You know, the one with artist’s renderings that make it look like a visitor’s center from one of our national parks? Along with the dreamlike renderings, Visconsi continues to recycle a claim that featured prominently at…

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Posted in Business, Community, Don't Miss This 5, Environment, Letter to the Editor16 Comments

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60 Business Owners Ask Council to Solve Winslow Parking Problems

At this week’s City Council meeting, which was held on Monday, November 10, because of the Tuesday holiday, three local business owners spoke during public comment to urge the Council to address a downtown parking problem affecting their businesses. The three, which are located near the Ravine on Winslow Way, are Island Vintners, Shirvan Rug…

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christine chapman

Crumbs Cakery Serves up Artful Sweets for Your Special Occasion

To see her work, one can only conclude that Christine Chapman, owner of Bainbridge-based Crumbs Cakery, is of an exclusive order of cake masters. If taste is the judge, the fact that many of her customers are already repeats suggests that she gets more than the design right. Chapman grew up in Austria making cakes…

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Rad Time-Lapse Video of a Day in the Life of the Town & Country Remodel

Downtown Bainbridge Island’s iconic Town & Country Market recently completed Phase I of four phases of a long-overdue remodel. Not to worry, the other phases are well underway, with an estimated completion date of next May. (View an overview of each phase.) The ever-changing landscape of the store as it continues to serve customers during…

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Pleasant Beach Pool to Open Next Summer

Yes, the rumors are true. Bainbridge Island is getting a new pool, located in Pleasant Beach Village, also known as Lynwood Center. The Pool at Pleasant Beach will be a private outdoor complex that includes a 25-yard recreation pool, a separate children’s play and wading pool, and a hot tub, all adding up to 83,000 gallons…

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Muddy Mutt? DIY or Full-Service Grooming at Salty Dog Wash

Whether your dog needs a spiffy professional trim or a good long bath after break-dancing on a dead salmon, Salty Dog Wash is open for business and here to help. Co-owners and long-time friends and Islanders Patty Keplinger and Alison Rice, with support from a third partner Heidi Story, opened Salty Dog to meet a…

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Posted in Animals, Business, Community, Don't Miss This 33 Comments

Harrison Bainbridge

Harrison Hospital Set to Open on Bainbridge

They told us it would happen some time this fall. Now Harrison Hospital is getting more specific: The day scheduled for the grand opening of the Harrison Bainbridge urgent and specialty care facility on 305 and Madison is December 1. The facility will offer 24/7 urgent care, primary care, specialty care, and expanded imaging and…

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Four Swallows Restaurant Closes

The closure of Four Swallows Restaurant yesterday, October 22, came as a shock to Bainbridge Islanders and no doubt will be met with regret by the many people beyond Bainbridge who have regularly crossed the water to enjoy a fine meal there. After nearly 26 years in business on Bainbridge and 20 years in the…

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T&C Remodel Phase One Done—Three to Go!

Like elves with magical powers, the crew behind the Town & Country Remodel, mostly unseen but not unheard, have since January somehow managed and completed the first part of the transformation of the downtown grocery store, even as shoppers shopped and engaged in the daily scavenger hunt for products that, just yesterday, were over there…

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brick wall by Chris Fleming

Letter from the Editor: Visconsi Throws up a Brick Wall

For months Inside Bainbridge has repeatedly attempted to contact the man at Visconsi in charge of the company’s Bainbridge Island shopping development on High School Road and Highway 305. Last month Visconsi Vice President Brad Goldberg agreed to talk with us about the company’s plans for the center. Mr. Goldberg spoke with this reporter but then…

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wine by James Williams

Will Future Art Walks Be Dry?

According to Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) head Jerri Lane, downtown businesses may in fact not be eligible to get permits to serve liquor at the monthly First Friday Art Walk, as well as other events. Downtown had a rude awakening last Friday, October 3, when an official from the Washington State Liquor Control Board…

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Liquor Control Board Makes Downtown Businesses Booze Bust at Friday’s Art Walk

Last week’s First Friday Art Walk, a monthly evening tradition in downtown Bainbridge art venues, wineries, and select stores, was interrupted when a liquor enforcement officer from the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) began asking area merchants if they had permits to serve alcohol at a public event. The officer, Raj Veluppillai, said he…

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October Is Cyber Security Month: Some Tips on Staying Safe

The Better Business Bureau of Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office have partnered with the Stop.Think.Connect global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help digital citizens stay safe online. The timing is perfect: Not only is it National Cyber Security Month, but the announcement comes on the heels of the Home…

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Mora

Mora Iced Creamery Is Finalist in Martha Stewart American Made Contest

Martha Stewart American Made is the contest that pits American craftspeople against each other in composed, genteel combat over beauty, innovation, and inspiration. Competitors are put in one of four categories—crafts, design, style, or food—the latter being the one in which Bainbridge Island’s very own Mora Iced Creamery is a Finalist. Another Bainbridge business, Bainbridge…

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Catherine Edwards, MD

Letter to the Editor: Virginia Mason Is Listening to the Community

I want to provide the community an update about Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center. We have no immediate plans to move from our current location on Winslow Way, where we have proudly served the island for decades. What I can tell you is that, as the needs of our community evolve, so must the…

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mailboxes by Andrew Taylor

Letter to the Editor: Will Virginia Mason Relocate to the Visconsi Mall?

For nearly two months, Virginia Mason had a “Listening Trees” marketing campaign lining Bainbridge Island’s main street Winslow Way, with additional trees at Waterfront Park. These interactive “Listening Trees” (many actually shrubs, which were recently donated to the Park District) were combined with Virginia Mason’s advertisements in Kitsap Transit buses, all the local newspapers, and…

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