A toy store is now open in the 290 Winslow
Way space long home to Winslow Drug.
Calico Toy Shoppe,
which had been located in Winslow Green, moved into the former
pharmacy building late last month, adding a splash of color to the
Owner Elisabeth Dahl said the Winslow Way store is roughly
double the size of the Calico’s Winslow Green space, giving the
shop more room for toys and games.
Winslow Drug closed in May after 60 years in business.
You can see more photos of
Calico’s new store on Facebook.
A Bainbridge developer plans to seek approval this
fall for a project that will bring new homes, shops and a
restaurant to the island’s Rolling Bay center.
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came before the city’s Design Review Board in 2015,
will be located on Sunrise Drive, just north of the
intersection with Valley Road.
Rolling Bay Land
Co. owner Lisa Martin said she expects
construction to begin by next summer, if permitting goes
smoothly. The development could be ready for tenants in by
Plans for Sunrise Square include 6,700
square feet of residential space (both detached homes and
apartments), 4,100 square feet of commercial space and a
2,300-square-foot freestanding restaurant.
Martin and architect
Hamlet, who’ve teamed up on
several eco-friendly projects, emphasized energy and water
efficiency in the design of Sunrise Square.
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Geothermal and solar systems will help offset the
development’s energy needs, Martin said.
Buildings in Sunrise Square will feature vacuum toilets
that use far less water than even low-flow toilets. Waste will be
composted before it’s discharged into the development’s septic
The western portion of the 2-acre parcel will
be left undeveloped as an open space meadow.
Rolling Bay Land Co. is seeking tenants for the
future development. Leasing information and more
designs are posted below.
Renderings courtesy Rolling Bay Land Co. and
Chefs Brendan McGill, right,
and Brandon Thompson
A popup pizzeria on Bainbridge Island will become a permanent
restaurant in November.
a gourmet pizza popup created by Hitchcock
chef Brendan McGill and partner Brandon Thompson, is
taking over a renovated space in the former Winslow
According to a news
release, the 2,000-square-foot restaurant will provide seating
for 75, with another 15 spots at the bar.
The interior design
showcases exposed beams and metal that “recall the building’s
history,” and white marble that “ lightens it up a bit.”
Bruciato will feature wood-fired Neapolitan “pizze” and more
modern pies, with an emphasis on authenticity. Dough will be
mixed by hand, tomatoes imported from Italy and salami cured
Seafood, salads and
antipasti will round out the menu. The bar will serve Italian
and American spirits, wine and beer.
The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
through Thursday, and stay ope until 1:30 a.m. on Fridays and
Bruciato isn’t the only new eatery McGill has in the works. He
plans to open a Café Hitchcock north of Seattle’s Pioneer Square in
Facebook page for updates on the Bainbridge opening.
A view from the southwest
corner of the site.
Plans are moving ahead for a 140-unit housing
development near the Winslow ferry terminal.
Landing would incorporate 115 apartments and 25 town homes
on a 4.7-acre lot on Ferncliff Avenue, just north of the Harbor Square
Site plan. Click to
Owners have submitted subdivision and site plan
review applications for the project, according to a
published by the city Friday.
Comments will be accepted for the next two weeks.
The site plan for Bainbridge Landing shows town homes and
lofts surrounding a U-shaped apartment building.
A portion of the project bordering Ferncliff Avenue would
be set aside for a park.
Group is spearheading the project. Charlie Wenzlau is the
Here’s the full set of plans included in the
interviewed a Bainbridge Island pizzeria owner for an in-depth
look at customer service in the pizza business.
That’s A Some Pizza
owner Will Grant told Solomon about the importance of
maintaining quality service in a fast-paced environment,
and how Yelp reviews used to keep him up at night.
Grant also recalled the time his Winslow Way shop received a
barrage of prank phone calls from Green Bay Packers fans, all
ordering cheese pizzas.
read the full interview here.
Sadly, they don’t discuss That’s A Some Pizza’s recent
rollout of a beer delivery service.
Neighbors can get an
early look at plans for a new private school campus on
Bainbridge Island this month.
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A public participation meeting for
planned facility at 11478 North Madison Ave. will be
from 6:30-8 p .m., July 18 at City Hall Council
The K-8 Waldorf school currently
shares space with
Eagle Harbor Congregational
Church in Winslow. About 130 students attend the school each
year, according to its website.
Madrona’s new campus will be
constructed on a 1.3-acre property just north of the intersection
with NE Valley Road (see the inset image above).
Plans for the
complex include classrooms, assembly space,
offices, a playfield, 39-parking spaces, stormwater
infrastructure and on-site septic, according to pre-application
submitted to the city in June. An existing single-family
residence, barn and sheds will be demolished.
The public participation meeting is a
mandatory step in the city’s permitting process.
An ambitious Kitsap ice cream company will get a shot of
exposure this summer from the biggest name in coffee.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting
Room is featuring scoops from Mora Iced Creamery in a new lineup
of Affogato beverages,
according to a news release.
Affogato is essentially a scoop of ice cream “drowned” in
Husband and wife team Ana Orselli and Jerry Perez founded Mora
on Bainbridge Island in 2005, after immigrating from
Perez said the chance to work with Starbucks was an
Jerry Perez in the
Mora production facility in Poulsbo. MEEGAN REID / KITSAP
“When I saw Starbucks had called on the caller ID, my first
feeling is that I forgot something at my neighborhood Starbucks
store,” Perez said in the news release.
“But when I learned they wanted to work with us, it was very
emotional. For us to come to this country as immigrants and now get
a call from Starbucks, all I could think was ‘Wow.’”
Mora has shops in Kingston, Poulsbo and on Bainbridge. The
opened a production facility on Viking Avenue, with plans
to franchise locations across the country.
A toy store is poised to replace Winslow Drug
on Bainbridge Island’s main street.
Elisabeth Dahl, owner of
Calico Toy Shoppe in
Winslow Green, said she signed a lease agreement on
the space at 290 Winslow Way E. She plans to move her
business there this fall.
“We’re definitely excited about being in the
middle of main street and the heart of town,” Dahl said.
closed in May after 60 years in business. Safeway picked up its
pharmacy accounts and hired its staff.
The spacious storefront left vacant by the Winslow
Drug will give Calico room to grow and add new products, while
exposing the business to more tourist traffic, Dahl said.
The shop will remain open in Winslow
Green during the move, and possibly through the end of
A new owner has
acquired majority interest in Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor Marina, and
plans a major rebuild.
The new owner of the 105-slip marina is Eagle Harbor
Partners, LLP, headed by islander Bob Wise. Wise said the popular
facility was built in 1980 and needs some work.
“Our first effort will be to completely rebuild the facility,”
Wise said in an announcement. “The current facilities are literally
worn-out. When finished, the marina will offer industry leading
amenities and environmental protections as part of
Washington State’s Clean
The overhaul will
include new docks, pilings, electrical hardware, Wi-Fi and in-slip
pump out, along with an upgraded security system. Wise said the
work will be completed this winter.
Slips at the marina range from 30 feet to 90 feet. The onshore
property includes bathrooms, showers, laundry storage and a
50-stall parking lot.
Separately, Wise owns the
Home Port Marina in Brinnon,
and Port Hadlock
Marina. He’s the director of the Recreational Boaters Association of
Washington and member of a number of other boating association.
Wise also serves a
marina marketing consultant for the Port of Bremerton.
The City of Bainbridge Island
28-home housing development at the northeast corner of
Wyatt Way and Madison Avenue in Winslow.
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Wyatt Cottages will be built on two
parcels bordering an apartment complex
Tot Lot (see the embedded site plan).
Madison Avenue Development and the
island’s park district had
discussed a land swap that would have relocated the tot lot to
the corner of Wyatt and Madison.
That plan was unpopular with park-goers and eventually
According to documents posted by the city, the park
district and developer did agree to an easement which will allow
the access road for the development to cross the southwest
corner of the park district’s tot lot parcel.
In exchange, the district will be able to use the
new driveway for park access.
According to a project narrative filed last year, Wyatt Cottages
is designed to be a “low scale, walkable neighborhood of
single-family homes.” Each house will have a private garden space
and a roof oriented to maximize exposure for solar panels.
Comments on the
decision will be accepted through May 27.