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Fresh start for North Kitsap composting facility

A year after closing, the former Emu Composting & Topsoil site in North Kitsap has been revived under new ownership.

The Ecology Road facility was purchased by the owners of Port Orchard-based New Day Recycling, and is now open as Olympic Organics. The company will provide compost and topsoil from grass, brush, manure, wood wastes and other materials, according to a news release.

“We want to continue to offer what Emu Composting did, but with our own spin,” founder Jeff West said.

Emu Composting owners filed for bankruptcy in late 2012 and closed the business in February 2013. The Wests purchased the property for $70,000 in December, according to county records.

For information on Olympic Organics, go to www.olympicorganics.net or call 360-638-0117.

Final rush of marijuana business applications submitted

Six more marijuana retail applications, including three for Port Orchard, have been filed for Kitsap since our update last week.

Local potrepreneurs weren’t the only ones procrastinating. The Associated Press reports the state Liquor Control Board is seeing a surge in applications as the Friday deadline looms. Statewide, there are now 2,444 applications in  from prospective growers, processors and retailers, up more than 700 from last week.

We now have 21 applications for retail, 18 for processing and 25 for growing.

These are the new retail applications for Kitsap:

  • Buds Shop, 1703 SE Sedgwick Road, Suite 113, Port Orchard
  • Emerald Coast, 3100 Kitsap Way, Suite C, Bremerton, (same name as applicant for Wheaton Way)
  • G4 Parnters (sic), 1283 Sedgwick Road, Port Orchard
  • Greenway, 2443 1st Ave E, Port Orchard
  • Laughing Grass, 405 Naval Ave., Suite B, Bremerton
  • MJ’s, 4211 Feigley Road West, Gorst

There’s also a retail application in for Belfair, in North Mason:

  • Belfair Marijuana Depot, 25603 NE State Route 3, Belfair

Here’s the full list of retail applications (see map above): Continue reading

Seven more marijuana retail applications for Kitsap

Applications for marijuana retail licenses in Kitsap County continue to trickle in, with 10 days left for prospective pot entrepreneurs to apply.

Liquor Control Board released an updated list of applicants Tuesday. The state received seven more retail  applications for Kitsap locations since our last update on Nov. 26:

  • A.A.C.E Therapy LLC., 1116 Charleston Beach Road W, Bremerton
  • Kitsap Marijuana Connection, 4211 Feigley Road W, Port Orchard
  • Mari Jane’s, 200 Bravo Terrace SE, Port Orchard
  • Smoke Dreams LLC, 26212 Calvary Lane, Kingston
  • The Pot Shop, 6710 Kitsap Way, Unit B, Bremerton
  • The Tea Shop, 625 Callow Ave., Bremerton
  • The Wilkes Expedition LLC, 10320 NE Valley Road, Suite 107, Bainbridge Island

That brings the count of Kitsap retail applicants to 15. The application period for marijuana business licenses opened Nov. 18 and continues through Dec. 19. You can find more information on the rollout of Initiative 502 here.

There are also 17 applications in for marijuana processor licenses and 23 for marijuana producer (grower) licenses. Many producer applicants also applied for processor licenses, as allowed under state rules.

Here’s the full list of retail applicants (click here for a map): Continue reading

Zero Gravity Athletics finds new home in Silverdale

239379_t607Zero 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 successful.

For updates, see the Zero Gravity page on Facebook.