A site plan review application has been filed for a
3,180-square-foot store, a nine-pump service station and
1,152-square-foot car wash on the 2-acre site, according to a
notice distributed by the city Friday.
The station would be served by two underground storage
tanks. Plans include parking for 11 vehicles.
National Retail Federation predicts more than 137 million
Americans will shop during Thanksgiving weekend,
topping last year’s retail frenzy.
But here in the newsroom the buildup to Black Friday has
felt noticeably muted this fall.
Typically we’re inundated by press
releases from retailers in November.E-mails pour in from big chain retailers touting extended
hours and price-slashing sprees. Local
shops give us friendly prods for coverage of Small
Business Saturday. Online sellers send constant Cyber Monday
This year we’ve received a smattering of those
promotions, but not the typical deluge. So we’re interested
hearing your take on Black Friday.
Have the deals been hyped as much this year as
in years past? Is shopping a part of your Thanksgiving
week tradition? Do you have other ways you prefer to
spend your post-turkey holiday?
Let us know by taking our poll (you can pick more
than one answer) or dropping a comment below. And whatever your
plans, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
The businesses will set up shop in
a 28,000-square-foot commercial facility planned by the
Crabtree and Ryan families on Eighth Avenue.
The building is expected to open in the fall of 2017, according
to a news release.
ChocMo and High Spirits will be joined in the facility by a
180-seat restaurant called Crabtree kitchen + bar and a shared
workspace center called Vibe Coworks.
The move will allow High Spirits to grow from 4,000 to
10,000 square feet.The store will add a growler-filling station,
“beer cave,” and wine cellar, and plans to host classes and
A delivery service is being considered, according to the
ChocMo, which began as a chocolate shop in 2005, will
offer breakfast, lunch, espresso and chocolate drinks. With
added space to work in, ChocMo staff will start making
chocolate from raw cocao beans.
Upstairs, Crabtree kitchen + bar will focus on connecting
diners with locally-grown food, including fruits and vegetables
cultivated onsite. Beef for the restaurant will be raised at the
family’s Silver Creek
Angus farm in Kingston, which currently supplies ChocMo.
Retail trade sales (sales made by stores, dealerships and other
businesses selling merchandise to consumers) totaled $550 million
in Kitsap in the second quarter of 2016, up 7.4 percent from
Here’s a look at how second quarter sales in Kitsap compared
with other Puget Sound counties:
Sales by industry
Major retail trade industries reporting
included auto dealers and parts
stores (up 14.3 percent), building and garden
material suppliers (up 11.6 percent),
drug and health stores (up
24.4 percent), and general merchandise stores
(up 1 percent).
Outside of retail
trade, construction climbed
13.3 percent and accommodations and food
services rose 7.4 percent.
Here’s a full breakdown of sales by industry (click the full
screen button so you won’t strain your eyeballs):
The 17,000-square-foot store will offer a wide range of
outdoor gear and apparel, according to a news release.
Interactive kiosks will allow customers to search the
retailer’s in-store and online inventory while shopping.
The store is handing out prizes customers in line early
on Oct. 27 and will make a $5,000 donation to Seattle Adaptive