Today is Thursday, Jul. 30, 2015

BIZ NEWS
Freestone Inn’s new managers reaching out to community

Freestone Inn’s new managers reaching out to community

By Don Nelson Chris Miller and JoAnna “JoJo” Howard had a Methow moment the first time they saw the valley and the Freestone Inn. “We couldn’t even believe it,” Howard said. “This area is stunning.” “When we came over that pass for the first time,” Miller said, the husband-and-wife team knew without a doubt that...
Business briefs: July 15, 2015

Business briefs: July 15, 2015

Celebrate with Mazama Country Inn The Mazama Country Inn will celebrate its 30th anniversary on August 8 with a barbecue plus musical performances by the Copacetics and Laura Love and the Family Dog. Families are welcome to the free event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 996-2681. Lost River closing Seattle tasting...
Coming soon: a new home for independent cinema in Winthrop

Coming soon: a new home for independent cinema in Winthrop

Two Mazama couples are embarking on a business venture that will fill an entertainment void in our valley: a place to watch movies. A 2-acre lot just across from East 20 Pizza in Winthrop will be the location of The Barnyard, a new home for independent cinema in the Methow Valley.
Arrowleaf Bistro moving to new site in 2016

Arrowleaf Bistro moving to new site in 2016

In planning “for a more sustainable future,” Arrowleaf Bistro, located for the past eight years on the boardwalk in Winthrop, will soon begin construction on a new home. Bistro co-owners Jon Brown and Joanne Uehara have purchased the lot on the corner of White Avenue and Highway 20 — next to Robins Egg Bleu antiques  …
Education Station is a classroom for all ages

Education Station is a classroom for all ages

Arts educator Bo Thrasher has long seen a need in the Methow Valley for a community classroom where teachers could hold classes and groups could meet. “Teachers have struggled to find an affordable place where …
Copper Glance bar offers craft cocktails and ‘an upscale vibe’

Copper Glance bar offers craft cocktails and ‘an upscale vibe’

Copper Glance, a downtown Winthrop bar specializing in craft cocktails, has had brisk business and glowing reviews on social media since opening its doors on May 13. Located at 134-A Riverside Ave., Copper Glance serves “classic cocktails with a twist;” craft beers, wines and ciders, including several on draft; and internationally inspired “small plates” — namely, finger...
New/old beauty parlor opens on Winthrop boardwalk

New/old beauty parlor opens on Winthrop boardwalk

Coming full circle after a 13-year hiatus, Winthrop Beauty and Styling Parlor has settled back into its old digs on the downtown boardwalk near the Chewuch River bridge. “I’d love to see all my old customers again,” said owner/stylist Becky Jones, who re-opened for business over ’49er Days weekend. “It’s good to be back.”
Sabor Norteño brings Mexican flavor to Twisp's Glover St.

Sabor Norteño brings Mexican flavor to Twisp’s Glover St.

Maria Martinez thought the vacant storefront space on Glover Street in Twisp — with its full kitchen in the back and small seating area in the front — would be a perfect place to make Mexican food. Now the Martinez family — Maria, her husband, Celestino, and their daughter …
New product, new look for Lariat Coffee Roasters

New product, new look for Lariat Coffee Roasters

Lariat Coffee Roasters is unveiling a new product and a new look for its packaging this month as the Winthrop-based company continues adapting to growth. Owners Lori Loomis and Bob Gamblin said that Black Colt, a 16-ounce bottle of cold-brewed …
Business briefs: May 6, 2015

Business briefs: May 6, 2015

Small business workshops The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering several business workshops by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) in Wenatchee over the next few months: May 12 — “Developing Your Marketing Plan” May 19 — “Marketing for the Internet” June 9 — “How to Buy or Sell a Business” June 23 — “How to Choose and Buy the Right...