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Local business owner gets ‘down to the smallest details’

Rya Ramsay decided to start her own jewelry business in 2019 after her search for necklaces with her children’s initials turned up dry.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Prior to launching her shop, Rya Ramsay considered jewelry an afterthought — something to bring an outfit together. A few years later, she is now the sole proprietor of Rya Ramsay’s Designs, an online shop that produces sustainable and minimalistic accessories.  Ramsay said when she made the switch to more sustainable jewelry, she hoped to...

Where coffee, art merge together

The owners of Cafe Artista, a mother and daughter duo, opened the coffee shop after a storefront in downtown Moscow became vacant.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Moscow is home to many small businesses, but the mother and daughter duo who own Cafe Artista has a unique position in town. The cafe on Moscow’s Main Street sells local coffee and food while featuring up-and-coming artists' work for consignment.  Lisa Bafus, Cafe Artista co-owner, said she...

Floral shop flourishes in Moscow

Heather Niccoli created the Home&Harvest lifestyle magazine, which features the Moscow community, hunting and local agriculture. The publication also has a vintage theme.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Heather Niccoli expresses her life-long interest in creativity by creating floral arrangements and running Home&Harvest, a lifestyle magazine. As a young adult, Niccoli worked in a historic flower shop in Moscow with intentions of purchasing the shop. Unfortunately, the timing was never right. Nic...

Pullman-based salon built on teamwork

LaBella Salon owner Heather Meyer created the salon to allow employees to grow in education and offer pristine services to Pullman residents.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

The owner of LaBella Salon set out to provide a high-end experience for customers looking for haircuts and coloring services six years ago. Heather Meyer, LaBella Salon owner, has been styling hair for 30 years. Meyer said although the beauty industry is looked down upon a lot of the time, her team ...

WSU alumni create local coffee roast company

The Kamiak Coffee Company based in Moscow sells its roasts to local coffee shops, such as the Moscow Food Co-op and Café Artista, as well as to customers around the country.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

Two years ago, Kyle O’Malley and Grant Schoenlein decided to quit their stable jobs and start working on their dream of creating a premium coffee company in Moscow.  Both O’Malley and Schoenlein graduated from WSU and are two of just a handful of WSU alumni that started their own coffee roast...

Renovation a work in progress for Slice Pizzeria

Slice Pizzeria & Taphouse in Moscow  is renovating to open a new restaurant, which is undetermined at the moment.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

Slice Pizzeria & Taphouse is planning on investing about $1.4 million to add two building levels, which will include a new 2,000-square-foot commercial space and apartments.  Owner Matthew Becker said the addition will include another restaurant space with a patio and small luxury apartments. Due ...

Local pub celebrates 111 years

Cameron McKinley fixes a drink behind the bar Wednesday evening at Rico's Pub.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Over the last 111 years, Rico's Public House has survived devastating events, including the largest stock market crash in U.S. history, and now, the Pullman business is facing a pandemic. Tawny Szumlas, owner of Rico’s, said even though businesses are struggling due to COVID-19, Rico’s histor...

Colfax consignment shop moves locations

Bully For You, a Colfax-based consignment shop, recently moved locations a couple blocks up the street from the former location.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

Bully for You in Colfax made some big changes these past few months. They moved two blocks north of their old location into a larger building.  “We’re obsessed with old buildings and old towns, and this building is perfect,” said Laura Storm, Bully for You co-owner.  The bigger building mea...

Pullman businesses enforce mask mandate

Businesses in Pullman must tell customers to wear a mask before entering indoors. Rico's Public House owner said that the pandemic has negatively impacted their number of sales.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s mask mandate, local businesses in Pullman must enforce employees and customers to wear face coverings while indoors. Jacob Barrera, head manager of Tin Tan Tacos, said he has been enforcing the mask mandate and has been giving out disposable gloves for patrons to use w...

A look into Stubblefields’ history

The local Stubblefields closed its doors, but college students, Pullman residents and WSU alumni will remember the bar for its Stubby Tuesdays and Stubby glasses.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

When Stubblefields permanently closed its doors Aug. 29, it ended the 15-year legacy of high-energy parties and tradition. Stubblefields was a bar and club located in Pullman, and it opened in 2005. Its owners had the vision to give students the chance to party safely. DJ Goldfinger, Stubblefields...

Etsi Bravo reopens with food options

Etsi Bravo would usually serve food from the Black Cypress before the pandemic. The nightclub is back open with its restaurant license to serve to-go options and alcoholic drinks from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday to Saturday.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

Normally, Etsi Bravo is a hot spot for WSU students. It was a place filled with dancing, guest performers and comedy nights. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the nightclub almost completely shut down. Etsi Bravo opened Aug. 28 for customers to order take out food after about six months of bein...

New clinic offers subscription rates, confidentiality

Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Washington and then came back to the Palouse to practice medicine.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

A medical clinic recently opened in Pullman and with a different approach to healthcare. Dr. Shaleah Jones is a traditional family physician, she said, but she will not be working with insurance companies. By not working with these companies, she is more free to practice medicine the way she wants,...

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