In the tourist meccas of Leavenworth and Chelan, hunters of an already scarce affordable house or apartment face an additional pressure: Landlords who can make more money by renting to short-term visitors at much higher rates.
The Tilth Conference, one of the Northwest’s largest symposiums on sustainable and organic farming, will attract some of the top names in the national healthy-food movement to Wenatchee when the gathering is held here in November.
Marijuana plants are visible growing on the roof of the once-vacant Collins Fruit warehouse in downtown Monitor. Licensed grower and processor, Poorman Enterprises, has leased the building since May 2015 and is now approaching its second outdoor harvest of organically grown pot. General Manager Scott Edson says the company is growing seven strains of recreational and medical marijuana on the roof, in an outdoor yard and inside the warehouse, where processing also takes place. About 15 people work there year-round and as many as 30 during harvest. "We have brought ...
The art and business of making coffee appeals to Kyle Hendrickson’s entrepreneur’s mindset and his knack for figuring out efficient process improvements and tinkering with equipment. But at the end of the day it’s building community that is Hendrickson’s driving passion.
Kyle Hendrickson and his team at Mela Coffee Roasting Co. — formerly Caffe Mela — are taking their business to the next level with a major expansion. They've opened a 4,000-square-foot roasting and shipping facility at the Corner of Columbia Street and Orondo Avenue in the space that once housed Silkscreen Printers. It's a move that will allow them to aggressively market their coffee blends over the internet and expand the number of retail customers that they serve.
SEATTLE — A growing wave of money from China and other foreign countries is pouring into the Seattle-area housing market, helping drive home prices even higher. And since July a new tax on international buyers in Vancouver, B.C., long a popular market for home seekers from China, has focused even more global interest here.
EAST WENATCHEE — One day in August, while alone in the Olive Garden employee break room, Angela Salgado did what most don’t and took the time to read one of the workplace safety posters hung on the wall. It gave instructions on how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking person.