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Earl Abercrombie, left, and Caleb Smythe of Garrett Sign work together to remove the front sign from Jollie's Restaurant & Lounge in Ridgefield on Friday morning. The roadside restaurant, which was popular among locals and passing truckers, recently closed its doors after 54 years in business.

Jollie’s sign comes down

Earl Abercrombie, left, and Caleb Smythe of Garrett Sign work together to remove the front sign from Jollie's Restaurant & Lounge in Ridgefield on Friday morning. The roadside restaurant, which was popular among locals and passing truckers, recently closed its doors after 54 years in business.

October 13, 2017, 4:10pm Business

The last coffee has been poured and the last beer quaffed at Jollie’s, the landmark cafe, lounge and tavern north of Vancouver. On Friday, the bright signs that lured truckers, tourists and locals from Interstate 5 came down, too. Read story

Mathew Beraldo, working for a subcontractor for Killian Pacific, looks over plans while working with colleagues to build a new office park on Columbia House Boulevard. The first phase is a 45,000-square-foot office for a tenant yet to be revealed.

Home Depot corporate office coming to Vancouver, to employ 200

Mathew Beraldo, working for a subcontractor for Killian Pacific, looks over plans while working with colleagues to build a new office park on Columbia House Boulevard. The first phase is a 45,000-square-foot office for a tenant yet to be revealed.

October 13, 2017, 8:48am Business

The mysterious “orange” anchor tenant of a new business park under construction near state Highway 14 was revealed Friday. But QuoteCenter certainly doesn’t get its name because it talks a lot. Read story

Manager Nathan Hill, left, chats with Vancouver resident Ross Moore while working at Briz Loan & Guitar on Thursday. Now that downtown Vancouver is busy seven days a week, owner Matt Brislawn asked city officials to reconsider a city law prohibiting pawn activity on Sundays.

Pawnshop asks city to OK Sunday opening

Manager Nathan Hill, left, chats with Vancouver resident Ross Moore while working at Briz Loan & Guitar on Thursday. Now that downtown Vancouver is busy seven days a week, owner Matt Brislawn asked city officials to reconsider a city law prohibiting pawn activity on Sundays.

October 13, 2017, 6:05am Business

Years ago, Matt Brislawn said, he could walk diagonally across an intersection in downtown Vancouver and never even see a car. Read story

Laboratory technician Zach Anderson checks the progress of fermentation for a pale ale as he works in the Great Western Malting Co.’s test brewery in May 2016.

Big hop for Vancouver malt supplier

Laboratory technician Zach Anderson checks the progress of fermentation for a pale ale as he works in the Great Western Malting Co.’s test brewery in May 2016.

October 10, 2017, 5:03pm Business

Craft beer continues to pay off for Great Western Malting Co. Read story

Sticky’s Pot Shop has reopened after owner John Larson paid a $205,000 bond. Clark County, which prohibits marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas, shut the shop down September 2016.

Sticky’s Pot Shop rekindled

Sticky’s Pot Shop has reopened after owner John Larson paid a $205,000 bond. Clark County, which prohibits marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas, shut the shop down September 2016.

October 9, 2017, 4:59pm Business

Sticky’s Pot Shop has reopened, but it’s not clear how long that will stick. Read story

Co-founder Ken Lustig, left, works at RealWear’s Vancouver offices with CEO Andy Lowery and Human Resources Director Melissa Ownby. The tech company aims to break into the “rugged technology” world with head-mounted computers.

RealWear has eye on tools for rugged industryvideo icon

Co-founder Ken Lustig, left, works at RealWear’s Vancouver offices with CEO Andy Lowery and Human Resources Director Melissa Ownby. The tech company aims to break into the “rugged technology” world with head-mounted computers.

October 8, 2017, 6:03am Business

Now that it’s relocated to Vancouver and announced its flagship product, RealWear just has to convince customers to see things its way. Read story

Rotschy Inc. employees work together on the edge of the Grant Street Pier at The Waterfront Vancouver. The pier, owned by the city of Vancouver, could be completed by February, according to Gramor Development.

Pier appears on Waterfront Vancouver

Rotschy Inc. employees work together on the edge of the Grant Street Pier at The Waterfront Vancouver. The pier, owned by the city of Vancouver, could be completed by February, according to Gramor Development.

October 5, 2017, 5:33pm Business

Between parking garages for two new office buildings, the existing restaurant buildings and the Grant Street Pier, there has been a steady stream of concrete trucks at The Waterfront Vancouver. Read story

Co-owner Cheri Jollie-Schmeling of Vancouver serves regulars Gary Gates, bottom left, and Kevin Jochim, at Jollie’s Restaurant & Lounge. The restaurant will close its doors Sunday.

Jollie’s in Ridgefield to close after 54 years

Co-owner Cheri Jollie-Schmeling of Vancouver serves regulars Gary Gates, bottom left, and Kevin Jochim, at Jollie’s Restaurant & Lounge. The restaurant will close its doors Sunday.

October 4, 2017, 5:44pm Business

Jollie’s Restaurant & Lounge, the family owned watering hole for locals and passing truckers in Ridgefield, will close for good Sunday night. Read story

A showcase of kitchen options is seen at Pacific Lifestyle Homes on Tuesday afternoon. The company recently received a national award from a magazine that covers the homebuilding industry.

Pacific Lifestyle Homes wins national award

A showcase of kitchen options is seen at Pacific Lifestyle Homes on Tuesday afternoon. The company recently received a national award from a magazine that covers the homebuilding industry.

October 4, 2017, 4:45pm Business

Pacific Lifestyle Homes, a Vancouver-based homebuilder, has won a national award from an industry publication. Read story

BitMitigate founder Nick Lim of Vancouver recently decided to offer cybersecurity services to the website The Daily Stormer after it was dropped by a competitor. He doesn’t make any money from the site, but it has risen his profile.

Firm offers cybersecurity for neo-Nazi site

BitMitigate founder Nick Lim of Vancouver recently decided to offer cybersecurity services to the website The Daily Stormer after it was dropped by a competitor. He doesn’t make any money from the site, but it has risen his profile.

October 2, 2017, 6:05am Business

A neo-Nazi website recently jettisoned from the businesses of some major internet companies has found aid from a Vancouver cybersecurity firm and its 20-year-old founder. Read story