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Welborns purchase passenger shuttle biz from Gabby Cabby

Welborns purchase passenger shuttle biz from Gabby Cabby

By Laurelle Walsh
Brothers Jeremy and Tyler Welborn, owners of Classic Towing in Twisp, expanded their operations in April to include …
Fly shop changes hands, locations

Fly shop changes hands, locations

By Laurelle Walsh
Alison Philbin and Greg Knab, owner/operators of Mt. Gardner Inn in Winthrop, are no longer in the fly-fishing business.  “It will be nice to …
Cascades Outdoor Store opens this week

Cascades Outdoor Store opens this week

The new Cascades Outdoor Store on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop will have an informal open house on Thursday (May 22) from 4 – 6 p.m. before an official grand opening at 10 a.m. on Friday, owners Brian and Amy Sweet said this week. Brian Sweet said construction has been underway for about three months, led by Larry...
Winthrop Store offers fresh food, gifts and more in expanded space

Winthrop Store offers fresh food, gifts and more in expanded space

By Don Nelson The grand opening of the newly christened Winthrop Store last weekend couldn’t have been more timely for the Bowers family — except for the T-shirts, which have yet to arrive. Otherwise, the store drew a steady crowd on Saturday — when the town was full of people celebrating ’49er Days — to introduce its new deli and expanded...
Bakery bash

Bakery bash

Dozens of guests braved occasional sprinkles to enjoy Cinnamon Twisp Bakery’s 20th anniversary party this week at the Methow Valley Inn. Music was provided by the Rivertown Ramblers.
Zumiez returns to its Methow ‘roots’ for annual training session

Zumiez returns to its Methow ‘roots’ for annual training session

By Don Nelson
Zumiez is still growing — and still increasing the number of retailing whizzes it convenes in the Methow Valley every May for sales training and company-wide camaraderie. This week, the Lynnwood-based retailer of hip clothes and equipment for …
Kids combine play with fitness at Twisp Gym

Kids combine play with fitness at Twisp Gym

By Laurelle Walsh

In a narrow, 450-square-foot storefront on Glover Street, 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds are leaping, skipping, swinging from bars and shrieking with joy. The six youngsters got off the school bus …

Small business workshops

SCORE, the federal Small Business Administration’s educational service, is offering a series of “lunch and learn” workshops in Wenatchee: • May 15, “Are you ready to start a business?” • May 29, “Developing a business plan.” • June 12, “Obtaining financing.” • June 26, “Establishing a marketing plan.” The meetings will be held in the...
Up on the roof

Up on the roof

A crew from Cascade Foam & Coatings installed a new roof last week at Three Fingered Jack’s Saloon and Cafe in Winthrop — one of many repair, remodeling or reconstruction jobs happening on Riverside Avenue as the town prepares for the summer onslaught of visitors. Cascade Foam also installed the roof on the nearby Cascades...
Bridge Street businesses buzzing with activity

Bridge Street businesses buzzing with activity

By Laurelle Walsh

Many changes are afoot all over downtown Winthrop this spring, and a trio of businesses on Bridge Street are among those undergoing transformation.

Boulder Creek Deli is doing a total renovation and menu rework; Java Man’s new owner is adding menu items as well as seating; and a...