A site layout submitted to the city shows two
standalone buildings. The Starbucks would be on the west side
of the site, closest to the highway. The paint store would be
situated on the east side. The drive-thru lanes would separate
Sherwin-Williams has outlets in Silverdale and Port Orchard. The
company came close to placing a store in College Marketplace in
2011, but the deal was stalled by development restrictions
negotiated by Walmart and Home Depot, according to court
documents filed in a related lawsuit.
had cause to celebrate during the 2015 holiday
The $1.03 billion in taxable retail sales reported by
county businesses during the last three months of the year
marked a 10.4 percent increase from the
same period of 2014.
Kitsap posted the largest percent increase in fourth quarter
sales of any county in the Puget Sound region, according stats
from the state Department
Retail trade sales — sales made by dealerships, stores and other
businesses selling merchandise directly consumers —
were up 7.7 percent.
Major retail trade industries reporting
increased sales included auto dealers and
parts stores (up 11.4 percent), building and
garden material suppliers (up 12.5 percent), and
general merchandise stores (up 5.1 percent).
Outside of retail trade,
building construction was up an impressive
25.4 percent, manufacturing up 7 percent,
wholesale trade 16.3 percent,
information up 14.5 percent, and
accommodations up 26.1 percent.
The state law bans minors younger than 18 from possessing or
purchasing vapor products, requires vapor retailers to obtain
licenses and prohibits vaping in some public places, such as
schools and playgrounds, frequented by children, among many other
The law didn’t address vaping in many indoor public places, and
that’s the area the health district is targeting with its new
The ordinance would prohibit vaping in any interior space
available to the public, including workplaces, restaurants,
stores, buses and elevators — essentially any enclosed gathering
space that is not a private residence:
Under the proposed ordinance, establishments that bar entry
to minors could obtain waivers to allow indoor vaping.
The local ban also would not apply to vape shops, where vaping is
still allowed under the new state law.
health board will review the new draft ordinance at its
May 3 meeting, but will not take action until a later date.
The full text of the draft ordinance is posted below:
Kitsap had an average of 88,233 jobs during the first three
months of the year, up nearly 3 percent from the same period of
2015. Job growth came from both the private sector (up 2
percent) and government sector (up 4 percent).
Here’s a graphical look at job growth in the county:
A fourth and final marijuana store has been approved for
the city of Bremerton.
The state Liquor and Cannabis
Board gave the green light Thursday for a recreational pot shop
Budeez, at 2111 E 11th Street, next door to Manette Saloon.
The space was previously home to a martial arts
A permit application for a 21,000-square-foot gym was
submitted to the county March 30.
If approved, Crunch will take over a portion
57,500-square-foot Ashley Furniture building on Ridgetop
An Ashley Furniture manager confirmed the home furnishings
store will remain open, but its space will be roughly divided
in half to accommodate the gym.
Plans for the fitness club include exercise and weight
lifting equipment, a group fitness area and locker rooms, according
to application documents.
Silverdale would be the second Washington location for Crunch,
which also has a gym in Bellevue. The chain was founded in New York
City in 1989 and now boasts more than 150 franchised and
corporately-operated gyms, according to its website.
The Habit Burger Grill operates dozens of restaurants in
California, but just one in Washington (it’s in Kent). The
Irvine-based chain describes itself as a “fast casual restaurant
concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order
char-grilled burgers and sandwiches.”
YouthWorks is a collaborative program
between workforce councils, schools and other educational
agencies to provide job search skills, career assessments and work
experience jobs to high school dropouts and
other youth re-engaging with school after dropping
“This YouthWorks investment opens
wonderful opportunities for our youth to gain valuable work skills
and experiences,” County Commissioner and Olympic Consortium Chair
Charlotte Garrido said in the release. “It will enhance our
local workforce and spur our economy.”