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Barber establishes shop in Pullman car dealership

One of Jennifer Siegrist’s clients offered her a place to cut hair. The client just happened to own Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

Coming from Universal Studios, Jennifer Siegrist never imagined she would open a barbershop inside Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet on Bishop Boulevard in Pullman. Siegrist, also known as Jenn the Barber,...

Pullman Girl Scouts shift to virtual sales, gatherings

The Pullman Girl Scouts now meet in waves with the youngest groups meeting completely online because of COVID-19.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

Although the pandemic posed challenges for the Pullman Girl Scouts, the troop still found a way to deliver crowd favorites, like Thin Mints and Tagalong cookies. Kelli Cooper, troop leader for Girl Scout...

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...

Plant lovers unite on Facebook

Maddy Lucas’ interest in house plants led her to establish a shared space for those with a similar interest. Anyone can join the Facebook group.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The season determines Maddy Lucas' favorite plant. This fall it's the Piper betel, which produces leaves that are used to flavor dishes around the world. Lucas decided to take her passion for plants...

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...

OPINION: Pullman winters are a completely different experience

The different climates students come from may not prepare them for Pullman's unique winters.
GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist November 3, 2020

Coming from central New York, I had no expectations about Pullman’s winter. Even though it snowed earlier this year than I am used to in New York, I find the winters to be fairly kind most of the time. There...

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...

Multicultural mentor gives back to program

Asiamay Diaz, a first-generation college student, became a mentor for the Native American Student Center after her mentor impacted her WSU experience.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter October 18, 2020

As a child of a military family, moving from base to base around the U.S. was the 'norm' for Asiamay Diaz. She chose to attend WSU to be close to her family, who now lives in Spokane. Diaz is a senior...

OPINION: Food Not Bombs is a massive benefit to Palouse community

Food Not Bombs provides support and food to those in need in the Palouse community.
MAKAYLA NORTH, Evergreen columnist October 14, 2020

Most of us are aware the consumerist attitude of our society means more “fresh” food will be produced than stores can possibly sell. If you’ve worked at a grocery store before, like I have, you probably...

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...

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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