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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 29, 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 six months of being closed because of COVID-19 restrictions. Manager Zenna Glaser said the owners revamped ...

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 12, 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 market nationwide. Amanda Argona, Moscow community events manager, said the community showed...

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 8, 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 than 10 people,” Katie Emerson, The Pullman Art Car owner. “It’s really hard to do that right now ...

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

October 1, 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 that is owned by Ames Fowler and Delaney Piper. The farm provides fresh produce, poultry, lamb an...

Pullman consignment shop creates boutique experience

Michelle's Closet in downtown Pullman opened last year and offers shoppers affordable clothing prices with a brand-new clothing look.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

Michelle’s Closet celebrated its one-year anniversary last week. Owner Michelle Kelly said she remembered being a student at WSU and noticing there were no consignment shops within walking distance.  “I wanted to add more affordable shopping to our area," Kelly said. "My goal was to be the m...

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...

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...

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