The Daily Evergreen

WSU alumna donates portion of business proceeds to Hilinski’s Hope

There are nine different scent options for candles, ranging from cucumber water and melon to Christmas hearth.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

What started as a quarantine project, repurposing Cougar Gold tins into soy-based candles, transformed into a philanthropic passion for one WSU alumna. As of January, Christine Smithberg sold more than...

New Garden Restaurant to reopen soon

The restaurant temporarily closed because of Gov. Jay Inslee’s mandates. It will offer take out when it reopens.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

The owners of New Garden Restaurant plan to reopen Jan. 1 after being closed since mid-October. The establishment temporarily closed because of Gov. Jay Inslee’s mandates, said Kevin Lam, the restaurant...

SEL to build Moscow manufacturing plant

It currently takes about two weeks for SEL to receive circuit boards from its manufacturer. The new facility in Moscow will make circuit boards, so they can be sent to SEL in a few days.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will build a facility in Moscow to speed up its manufacturing process, build higher-quality products and provide more jobs in the area. The manufacturing plant will...

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...

Revamping traffic for Pullman businesses

Mary-Lou Page and Morgan Sidzyik, freshmen at WSU, enter through the front door of Brused Books Wednesday afternoon in downtown Pullman.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

Amid COVID-19 mandates and restrictions, the Pullman Chamber of Commerce is revamping its Pullman Needs U initiative to increase traffic to local businesses. “This year has been by-laws out the window;...

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...

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 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 27, 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...

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