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Poulsbo coworking office will open in 2017

static1-squarespaceA coworking space aimed at serving telecommuters, freelancers and entrepreneurs is slated to open next year in Poulsbo.

Vibe Coworks has leased a 5,300-square-foot space in the top floor of a new commercial building planned on Eighth Avenue, according to a news release.

The building, designed by Rice Fergus Miller, is expected to be completed by Tim Ryan Construction in the fall of 2017.

Poulsbo native Alanna Imbach and her husband, Marcel Imbach, are the creators of Vibe Coworks. They’ll be relocating from New York City to start the business.

“We’d had phenomenal experiences with coworking communities in NYC, and knew the timing was right to bring something like that to Kitsap,” Alanna said in the release.

Vibe Coworks will provide Kitsap residents a flexible alternative to commuting, working from home or working out of coffee shops. The Imbaches believe Seattle-area employers also may be interested purchasing memberships at Vibe for employees who want to live in Kitsap.

The space will feature conference rooms, offices, individual phone/video booths, event space, a balcony, lockers and a coffee shop-style community kitchen, according to the release.

See the Vibe Coworks website for more information.

Gas prices may finally be creeping up

Just when it seemed gas prices couldn’t get any lower … they didn’t

The price of gasoline has begun to edge up nationally and locally, according to AAA Fuel Gauge, which tracks such things.

The average price for a gallon of regular  in Kitsap was $2.014 per gallon Monday, up just a hair from a week ago when it was $1.995.

Filling up was still cheaper than a year ago, when the average price was $2.788.

Nationally, the average price of gas has been under $2 for most the year, but is now climbing.

AAA noted price swings are typical this time of year as refineries conduct maintenance. The association predicts generous supplies of gasoline and low crude oil cost will keep prices from climbing as high as in previous years.

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At $2.03 per gallon, Washington is one of only four states in the country where the average price of gas is more than $2.