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BIZ NEWS

Business briefs: Jan. 15, 2014

County job fair seeks employers
Help for women, minority-owned businesses
Antlers signs off: Saloon quiet after history of food, drink, music, occasional gunfire

Antlers signs off: Saloon quiet after history of food, drink, music, occasional gunfire

By Mike Maltais
If buildings could talk, the first thing the late Antlers Saloon and Cafe might say is “I’ve been shot!”
Real estate on the rebound: Methow sales, dollar volume at highest levels since 2007 peak

Real estate on the rebound: Methow sales, dollar volume at highest levels since 2007 peak

By Don Nelson
The Methow Valley real estate market continued its long, slow climb out of the recessionary trough in 2013, recording the most sales transactions and highest dollar volume of sales since the peak year of 2007.
Twisp’s storied Antlers Saloon closes its doors

Twisp’s storied Antlers Saloon closes its doors

By Ann McCreary
Antlers Saloon and Café in Twisp is going out of business on New Year’s Eve, after almost 90 years of providing food, libations and lots of local color.
East 20 Pizza feeds growth by giving staff bigger slice of the pie

East 20 Pizza feeds growth by giving staff bigger slice of the pie

By Laurelle Walsh
It’s not often that you hear of a business owner launching into a remodel to keep employees happy, but East 20 Pizza owner Ryan Clement says he’s doing it for the staff.
Hotel Rio Vista rebounds from extensive water damage

Hotel Rio Vista rebounds from extensive water damage

A fire sprinkler system breakage caused substantial water damage to Hotel Rio Vista in Winthrop last Saturday, but co-owner Paul Peterson said Monday (Dec. 23) that he expects about two-thirds of the hotel’s 29 rooms will be available by the coming weekend. Peterson said he learned of the problem at about 6:45 a.m. Saturday, after the...
Bunk House Inn owners now ready to put heads in the beds

Bunk House Inn owners now ready to put heads in the beds

By Laurelle Walsh
Winthrop’s newest lodging establishment, the Bunk House Inn, is now open for business.

WasteWise wins state award

WasteWise Methow has been named company of the year for 2013 by the Washington Refuse & Recycling Association (WRRA). WasteWise collected the award recently at the WRRA holiday banquet. WasteWise also announced that Bob Yoakum has retired after 35 years of service with the company, which was formerly known as Methow Valley Sanitation Service. Yoakum...

Town OKs parking ‘mitigation’ request

By Don Nelson
A seldom-used ordinance came before the Winthrop Town Council last week in the form of a request for relief from the town’s off-street parking requirements.
Rocking Horse expands to create ‘better experience’

Rocking Horse expands to create ‘better experience’

By Ann McCreary
Rocking Horse Bakery in downtown Winthrop is expanding to more spacious quarters...