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I-5 Bridge advisory groups set meetings

January 9, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

The bistate Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office has announced meeting dates for the project's executive steering group and two advisory groups, all of which will be open to the public via Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube. Read story

Customers make their way into a dining tent along the exterior of Beaches Restaurant & Bar on Thursday. Indoor dining has been banned in Washington since November due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Vancouver restaurants consider defying state ban on indoor dining

Customers make their way into a dining tent along the exterior of Beaches Restaurant & Bar on Thursday. Indoor dining has been banned in Washington since November due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

January 9, 2021, 6:00am Business

Local restaurant owners are hoping the Legislature might take quick action to hasten the return of indoor dining in Washington after nearly two months of outdoor-only service. Gov. Jay Inslee imposed the current ban in mid-November due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Read story

Customers form two lines as they place their orders at the new Chick-fil-A restaurant drive thru at Vancouver Mall on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021.

Smaller but hungry crowd lines up for Chick-fil-A opening at Vancouver Mall

Customers form two lines as they place their orders at the new Chick-fil-A restaurant drive thru at Vancouver Mall on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021.

January 7, 2021, 2:15pm Business

Vancouver’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant debuted Thursday morning, greeted by an initial line of several dozen customers hungry for the chain’s signature chicken sandwiches. Read story

Gramor Development has submitted a preliminary application to build a new retail shopping center in east Vancouver, at the northwest corner of the intersection of Northeast 192nd Avenue and Southeast First Street.

Planned east Vancouver shopping center to include stores, restaurants

Gramor Development has submitted a preliminary application to build a new retail shopping center in east Vancouver, at the northwest corner of the intersection of Northeast 192nd Avenue and Southeast First Street.

January 2, 2021, 5:05am Business

Gramor Development has submitted a preliminary application to build a new retail shopping center in east Vancouver, at the northwest corner of the intersection of Northeast 192nd Avenue and Southeast First Street. Read story

Crews work on the roof of a newly constructed house in Felida Overlook, a Ginn Group housing development.  Clark County is experiencing a surge in demand for new housing, particularly single-family housing, as the market rebounds from an initial slow period during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clark County home construction booming amid pandemic

Crews work on the roof of a newly constructed house in Felida Overlook, a Ginn Group housing development.  Clark County is experiencing a surge in demand for new housing, particularly single-family housing, as the market rebounds from an initial slow period during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 31, 2020, 6:01am Business

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic — or perhaps, because of it — Vancouver is experiencing a major housing market boom. Prices are rising, demand is outpacing supply and the city is on track to issue about 65 percent more single-family construction permits this year. Read story

Freight traffic change set on Lewis River Bridge

December 30, 2020, 6:04am Business

Northbound freight traffic on Interstate 5 will need to use the center lane to cross the Lewis River Bridge near Woodland starting Jan. 4, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

Manager Bre Belter pours rye whiskey into a jigger to pour into the "Pony Boy" cocktail at Rally Pizza in Vancouver. "Pony Boy," which consists of rye whiskey, ginger liqueur, allspice dram and benedictine, is one of the store's most popular cocktails at $18 per jar.

Clark County venues plan for quiet New Year’s Eve amid virus restrictions

Manager Bre Belter pours rye whiskey into a jigger to pour into the "Pony Boy" cocktail at Rally Pizza in Vancouver. "Pony Boy," which consists of rye whiskey, ginger liqueur, allspice dram and benedictine, is one of the store's most popular cocktails at $18 per jar.

December 30, 2020, 6:03am Business

A year ago, Clark County residents gearing up to celebrate the start of 2020 had no shortage of events and destinations to choose from. There was UnderBar’s “Ring in the Roaring ’20s” party, 38 Below’s “NYE Bash” and WareHouse ’23’s “Roaring into the 20’s” event, to name just a few. Read story

The Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center isn't able to host its annual Christmas party for ship crews this year, so instead the volunteers are aiming to deliver 1,100 gift bags.

Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center adapts to distribute Christmas gift bags

The Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center isn't able to host its annual Christmas party for ship crews this year, so instead the volunteers are aiming to deliver 1,100 gift bags.

December 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Crewing a cargo ship is an isolating experience in the best of times, let alone nine months into a pandemic. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure the world’s seafarers aren’t forgotten during the holiday season, says Kent Williams, executive director of the Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center. Read story

A colorful Christmas tree adds a festive touch for shoppers and workers at Vancouver Mall. Despite COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, general manager Tracy Peters said, the mall has done relatively well during the current holiday shopping season.

Vancouver Mall mostly weathers storm in COVID-19 holiday season

A colorful Christmas tree adds a festive touch for shoppers and workers at Vancouver Mall. Despite COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, general manager Tracy Peters said, the mall has done relatively well during the current holiday shopping season.

December 24, 2020, 6:00am Business

Retailers adjust to pandemic, state restrictions by reimagining holiday season Read story

Cashier Razija Zelknovic assists a customer with their plastic bag after making a purchase at the Orchards Goodwill on Thursday. A new statewide law aimed at curbing plastic waste will ban single-use plastic bags and require retailers to charge 8 cents per bag for paper bags. Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that he would delay the planned Jan. 1 start date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington ban on single-use bags will take effect early next year unless Legislature delays action

Cashier Razija Zelknovic assists a customer with their plastic bag after making a purchase at the Orchards Goodwill on Thursday. A new statewide law aimed at curbing plastic waste will ban single-use plastic bags and require retailers to charge 8 cents per bag for paper bags. Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that he would delay the planned Jan. 1 start date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 22, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Business

The sun is setting on single-use plastic bags in Washington, although they’ll be sticking around a bit longer than planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story