The Daily Evergreen

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...

How to support farmers market vendors

When you shop at local farmers markets, you could have access to fresher food. You also have the chance to support vendors, like Omache Farms and Smoot's Flavor Farm.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen columnist

September 14, 2020

People should keep their purchases local and learn where food comes from as local farmers markets on the Palouse continue running weekly through October. The Pullman Farmers Market occurs from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoons at the WSU Visitor’s Center while the Moscow Farmers Market occurs...

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...

PNW businesses show resiliency

Despite COVID-19 setbacks, businesses in the Pacific Northwest have stayed resilient, according to a survey from the Carson College of Business. The report showed that hospitality businesses took one of the hardest hits.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions hit businesses across the Pacific Northwest hard and it’s safe to say that not one business was immune to the lack of customers, especially small businesses. WSU’s Carson College of Business conducted an annual survey with Edelman Intelligence, a global resear...

Farmers see high crop yield, lower selling rates

Grain growers, like the Northwest Grain Growers in Walla Walla, said the conditions for growing this year have been optimal due to the right amount of rain.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Farmers in Whitman County are experiencing a fruitful harvest this year, due to a wetter than usual spring.  “This is definitely the highest-yielding harvest I’ve had since I started in 2008,” said Ben Naught, owner and operator of BC AGG Company near Thornton. In a normal year, Naught ...

Café Moro will close doors soon

Owner Tyson Feasel works behind the counter at Café Moro on Friday morning. The coffee shop will close on August 20.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Café  Moro, a familiar staple of Pullman’s Main Street, will close permanently on Aug. 20. Owner Tyson Feasel, who had the coffee shop since 2011, said he made the decision to close because a financial recovery would be difficult. Though COVID-19 played a role in his decision, it was not, ulti...

Ice cream truck hits streets of Moscow

Matthew Greenwalt and Emily Payne both work other jobs, but wanted to provide the community the experience of getting ice cream from an ice cream truck.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

The Palouse's newest ice cream truck is hard to miss with its bright orange paint. Moscow’s Ice Cream Jeep has been roaming around Moscow since early June with partners Matthew Greenwalt and Emily Payne in the front seat.  The idea of starting an ice cream truck came from a family-friend as...

‘This is like the movies’

Elizabeth Nalbandian traveled from Jerusalem to Pullman in the pursuit of studying baking. Since then, she has studied abroad and became involved in the Carson College of Business.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 7, 2020

From family inspiration to mindless scrolling through Pinterest, Elizabeth Nalbandian started learning to make pastries when she was a young girl. Pastry-making became a passion for Nalbandian while she grew up in Jerusalem, and she said she continues to expand it through her experiences at WSU.  ...

Purpose Roasters changes management, continues to expand

Purpose Roasters, originally located at 301 S. Main St. in Colfax, moved locations next to Flowers, Decor & More.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Just when the front doors of a coffee shop in Colfax seemed like it was closed for good, it found a way to come back to life. When Purpose Roasters opened in spring 2018, it started with spouses Travis and Janelle Harrison, as well as friend Nick Wright.  The doors of the first Purpose Roasters’ cafe closed March...

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