Eight prospective retailers have applied for licenses to sell
recreational marijuana in Kitsap County so far, according to an
list of applicants released by the state Liquor Control Board.
Six of the applications are for Bremerton locations. Silverdale and
Poulsbo each have one proposed shop.
Thirteen have applied to produce (grow) marijuana, and 13 have
applied to process marijuana. Nearly all the applicants seeking
producer licenses also applied for processing licenses, with a
couple of exceptions. Producer and processor applications came from
all over the county, including Bainbridge Island.
There is still plenty of time for prospective marijuana
entrepreneurs to apply for licenses under the new I-502 rules. The
30-day application period opened Nov. 20.
The Liquor Control Board will
allow up to 10 retail stores in Kitsap. Competition will be
stiff in Bremerton, where only two locations can be approved within
Here are the Kitsap retail applicants thus far (click
here to view them in an interactive map):
- C&C Shop LLC, 1107 N. Callow Ave. Suite B, Bremerton
- Emerald Coast, 4020 Wheaton Way, Suite M, Bremerton
- Evergreen Bud Depot, 1405 NE McWilliams Road, Suite 103,
- Got Pot Shop, 6710 Kitsap Way, Unit B, Bremerton
- Greenlife, 9119 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale
- Northwest Health Alliance, 1405 NE McWilliams Road, Suite
- Poulsbo Haze, 19568 Viking Ave. NW, Poulsbo
- Sol Good Cannabis, 1500 Riddell Road, Bremerton
And here are the producer and processor applicants (most applied
for both): Continue reading
Chico-based Triton Marine
Construction is securing new digs at the Port of Bremerton.
The port is expected to approve a lease agreement with the
company Tuesday on a 12,000-square-foot building and 1.3-acre yard
in the Olympic
View Industrial Park. Rent is $6,246 per month, according to
the draft agreement included in the agenda packet for the Tuesday
port commission meeting.
The five-year lease is set to begin Jan. 1.
The port will complete a $50,000 HVAC installation at the
building. Triton plans to add more office space, and grade a
portion of the yard. The company will employ 15-20 people at the
site, according to the agenda summary.
Triton Marine relocated from Houston to Kitsap in 1999, according to its website.
It employs up to 150 full-time personnel. The company specializes
in government marine construction projects, and recently landed a
$35.5 million Navy contract.
Zero Gravity Athletics
is setting up shop in Silverdale, after an eviction
forced the gym out of Poulsbo earlier this month.
Owner Kenda Moreno said the business is relocating to a
15,000-square-foot space at 2789 NW Randall Way. She wanted to keep
the gym in North Kitsap, but wasn’t able to secure a lease she
said. Her main priority was getting the doors open again. The
competitive gymnastics season is already underway.
“Our kids are excited,” Moreno said. “And hopefully we’ll get
some new Silverdale clients.”
Zero Gravity’s teams are already practicing in the new location.
Classes will resume Dec. 1. North Kitsap School District is no
longer contracting with the gym for facilities for its gymnastics
programs, Moreno said.
Zero Gravity is sharing a complex with Castle Megastore – an
adult “boutique.” Moreno admits the pairing isn’t ideal, but she
was left with few options and believes the new location will be
For updates, see the
Zero Gravity page on Facebook.
went mobile this fall and its next stop is Bremerton.
A custom Healthplanfinder truck and trailer
will roll onto the Olympic College campus Thursday. Assisters from
Kitsap Public Health
District will be on hand to answer questions about the health
insurance plans offered through the Washington exchange. Attendees
can peruse plans and sign up for coverage using laptops provided in
The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1395 Broadway,
between the student center and engineering rotunda.
A report released by Healthplanfinder last week showed
nearly 2,000 Kitsap residents enrolled in plans through the
exchange in October. Washington’s exchange has
enjoyed good press lately, due to strong enrollment numbers and
dysfunction in other insurance marketplaces.
Attracting tourists, wooing movie biz and navigating government
contracts are a few of the topics to be discussed at
Global Entrepreneurship Week events around Kitsap.
The local iteration of the “world’s largest celebration of
the innovators and job creators” begins Monday afternoon and
continues through Friday at locations around the county. The Kitsap
Economic Development Alliance coordinated the discussion
Visit the KEDA
website for more information, or check out the flyer below:
Flyer Final 10-11-13 by tsooter
Nearly 2,000 Kitsap County residents enrolled in health care
insurance through the state’s Healthplanfinder in
according to a report released Friday.
The vast majority – 1,754 – qualified for Medicaid plans.
Another 181 enrollees qualified for tax credits, while 51 did not.
Kitsap ranked ninth among Washington counties for enrollment,
accounting for 3.4 percent of the 57,000 Washingtonians who
enrolled in October.
The enrollment numbers will change rapidly. About 150,000 people
statewide have either enrolled in coverage, completed application
that is awaiting payment or started an application.
You can read the full report for October
AP story on the report.
Comcast Business is extending its
high-speed broadband network to cover “underserved commercial
areas” of Kitsap County, beginning with Silverdale.
The company will expand commercial Internet and Ethernet service
in areas surrounding Silverdale Way NW, NW Myhre Road and Bucklin
Hill Road this fall and winter, according to a news release.
Expansion elsewhere in Kitsap will continue next year.
The project will connect specific businesses that have requested
service and extend the network along right-of-ways to meet future
demand, according to the release.
noted in today’s business spotlight, the new Proper British Bacon in Port
Orchard is the first franchised offshoot of the original butcher
shop in Auburn. Founder Robin Halbert expects it won’t be the
Halbert said he plans to establish several more franchises in
the Puget Sound area if the South Kitsap enterprise proves
successful. He has his eye on Bellevue and North Seattle as
possible locations. Port Orchard store owner Meri Blaisdell
suggested Poulsbo, with its European theme, could be a good fit for
a Proper British Bacon.
About 25 percent of the customers who frequent the Auburn
location are British expats, Halbert said. The shop has an
especially strong following among Microsoft employees and makes
regular deliveries to the Redmond campus.
Halbert is already seeking U.S. Department of Agriculture
certification to sell Proper British Bacon branded products in
Above: Marion Hamblin inspects the offering at Proper
British Bacon in Port Orchard. (Larry Steagall photo)
Steakhouse is no stranger to change.
The Keyport restaurant underwent an
“impossible” reality TV makeover in 2012,
undid the damage from that makeover a few months later, and
moved across the street.
Now Whiskey Creek is changing hands. Longtime owners Pat and
Karan Ziarnik are retiring and turning the operation over to
employees Jon and Brandi Trunnell.
The restaurant will reopen Nov. 18, according to an email from
the Trunnells. They plan to revamp Whiskey Creek’s lunch and dinner
menus, and add a new happy hour. The restaurant will also open
seven days a week, instead of five.
Watch for updates on Whiskey Creek’s
page on Facebook.