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When WSU students leave town

CJ Robert, Pups n' Cups owner, said she loses about 75 to 80 of her business during the holidays when students travel home for break.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Small business owners in Pullman experienced a decrease in revenue when fewer WSU students came back to campus in the fall. Now that winter break is fast approaching, shop owners are preparing for...

Winter Market season continues as planned

One of the new vendors at the Winter Market, Sweet Megpie, sells a variety of cookies, macarons, cupcakes and more.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

As Christmas approaches, shoppers on the Palouse can pick up gifts at the 1912 Winter Market while following COVID-19 restrictions. Under a normal year, the Winter Market would host 23 vendors in the...

Moscow food truck still serving late-night snackers

Grub Truck owner John Fletcher opened his food truck in 2013 with the intent of catering to late-night snackers.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Although downtown Moscow is not filled with college students bar-hopping during the weekend this year, the Grub Truck continues to serve late-night snacks. The food truck on Main Street in Moscow between...

Colfax shop features local wine, art

Three community members worked together to create the new business, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, to serve wines from wineries on the Palouse.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

A new art and wine gallery, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, will open 5-9 p.m. today in downtown Colfax, just in time for one of the community's biggest Christmas shopping weekend. Co-owner Kimberly Vehart...

Boutique ‘shines light’ on Mexican culture

WSU sophomore Michelle Cordova created an ambassador program to help promote her newly formed business and allow other students to share.
LANNA RUIZ, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

This summer, Michelle Cordova watched hand beaders and Indigenous peoples make intricate cultural accessories as she walked the streets of Mexico City, Mexico. That’s when she had the idea to start her...

Owner gives back to local businesses

About 26 people donated money to the Community Action Center through the fundraiser put on by College Hill Custom Threads.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

It started as a website. Tony Poston, owner of College Hill Custom Threads, said he created a fundraiser to support local businesses during COVID-19, which has raised about $6,000 so far. College...

Boba shop reopens after closure

RealiTea in downtown Pullman implemented guidelines to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, including having customers order at the front door of the store.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2020

After months of dark windows and an empty restaurant, the RealiTea owners are looking ahead to brighter days. The boba shop in downtown Pullman reopened their doors at the end of September after almost...

New Colfax business opens its doors

The Leif opened on Oct. 10. Owner Valoree Gregory said she wanted to open a second mercantile to promote business in Colfax.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

The owners of the Colfax Mercantile opened another shop on Oct. 10 to provide space for local vendors, build community and fill storefronts. Co-owner Valoree Gregory said a benefit of opening The Leif...

Local farmers market ranks nationally

Both Marcie and Jim Taylor, vendors at the Moscow Farmers Market, witnessed the market win several awards since they started selling more than 30 years ago.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen photo October 11, 2020

The Moscow Farmers Market is known for its extensive list of vendors, ranging from local cheeses, pastries, bright floral arrangements and more. This year, the market ranked 11th in being the best farmers...

Art boutique transitions to provide mobile sales

The Pullman Art Car closed at the end of September. It is still offering classes through the Pullman Recreation Center, and its online store is open. The boutique is continuing to cater for private parties and has catered seven during the pandemic.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2020

The Pullman Art Car, which provides DIY craft kits, closed its storefront in downtown Pullman to return to its roots as a mobile studio until further notice. “We rely heavily on events of greater...

Local farm creates sustainable structure

The Hands and Hearts Farm was created about six years ago to help co-owner Ames Fowler complete graduate school.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

A husband and wife duo became business partners when they opened a farm in the Palouse region to bolster the husband's graduate school education. Hands and Hearts Farm is a small farm located in Moscow...

Pullman chamber director leads city to change

Marie Dymkoski began her career for the Pullman chamber in 2007. She promotes projects focused on local businesses and housing.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

The Pullman Chamber of Commerce became the information center for business resources during the pandemic with Marie Dymkoski at the heart of the operation.  Dymkoski, Pullman Chamber executive director,...

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