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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

25 percent occupancy is just enough to cover the cost of staffing and bills,” said Cougar Cottage owner Bob Cady.

Local Businesses affected by Phase 2

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter April 19, 2021

Local businesses in Whitman County are adjusting to operating under Washington state COVID-19 Phase 2 guidelines after the county moved down a phase last week.   In Phase 2, businesses are...

Uber Eats offers a better price rate than DoorDash, including a two-month free trial.

Uber Eats comes to Pullman

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 30, 2021

Uber Eats launched in Pullman last week, offering the community another delivery service choice for customers. Owner Orin Ford said O-Ramen provided very few takeout options before the pandemic. When...

Owning Pups & Cups is a dream for CJ Robert. She wants to make the experience customer-centered.

Pups & Cups successfully open new location during COVID-19 pandemic

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter March 16, 2021

Pups & Cups Cafe recently moved into their new location on Main Street after jumping through the hoops of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While they were originally supposed to move into the new...

Find a couple of friends or roommates and go out to eat. Take advantage of the $5 off and, you know, help out a local business, said Alex Pan, ASWSU director of community affairs.

Third Restaurant Week kicks off

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter March 8, 2021

Starting today through March 19, WSU undergraduate and graduate students can support local Pullman restaurants with $5 off their meal as the third Restaurant Week kicks off.  The first 50 undergraduate...

Zeppoz is not open due as determined by the current phase of the re-opening plan. Owner hopes Phase 3 will bring an end to the pandemic.

Local bowling alley’s name inspired by an attention seeking dog

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

Before 2000, Pullman and Moscow did not have a family-oriented bowling alley. A group of bowlers decided to change that and went on to build a new business named Zeppoz.  Zeppoz became an idea when...

Pullman Domino’s Pizza customers have complained about lack of mask use by employees. Customers not wearing masks are still offered service. An employee alleged that managerial staff knowingly disregards COVID mandates.

Employees allege COVID-19 safety, labor law violations at Pullman Domino’s


Editor's note: Some sources in this story elected to use pseudonyms in order to protect their anonymity and prevent retaliation. These sources are designated by an asterisk (*). Pullman Domino’s Pizza...

Some of the businesses that are eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness facilities and bowling alleys.

Small businesses to receive $500,000 from county

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief December 2, 2020

Whitman County will distribute $500,000 to small businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 safety and health state regulations.  Businesses eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness...

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.

When WSU students leave town

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor 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...

The grant could bring more entrepreneurs to downtown Pullman, said economic development manager Jennifer Hackman.

City Council discusses grant to expand tech entrepreneurship, downtown infrastructure

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor November 11, 2020

Councilmembers discussed a new Economic Development Administration grant collaboration between WSU and Pullman during a city council meeting on Tuesday. WSU is looking into an EDA grant to expand technology...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he wants to ensure academic break days are legitimate rest days.

ASWSU partners with GPSA to help Pullman restaurants

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen met with ASWSU senators to discuss WSU’s plan to replace spring break with academic break days without homework during Wednesday night’s meeting. Cohen said he and ASWSU...

The Pullman community has done a great job of supporting local businesses, said Marie Dymkoski, executive director of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.

Pullman businesses at risk of closing

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor November 2, 2020

Pullman businesses could close in the upcoming months if sales do not improve. People are staying home because of increasing COVID-19 cases, and there was no influx of visitors during September, said...

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted...

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