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Jersey Mike’s sub shop opens on S.E. Mill Plain

January 14, 2021, 6:05am Business

A new Jersey Mike's sub shop opened Wednesday at 11600 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. It's the second store in the chain to come to Clark County; the first is in Hazel Dell. Read story

Abbey Huettl bought Ridgefield Pack and Ship for $1 when the previous owner retired. The pandemic has brought her a new wave of business.

Ridgefield Pack and Ship owner turns a buck into so much moose

Abbey Huettl bought Ridgefield Pack and Ship for $1 when the previous owner retired. The pandemic has brought her a new wave of business.

January 14, 2021, 6:05am Business

Abbey Huettl remembers how her hands were zip-tied together as she lay the floor of a Woodland motel where she worked in 2013. A masked robber had entered the motel with a bomb, and threatened Huettl with a gun. Read story

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of AbSci in downtown Vancouver.

AbSci purchases San Diego artificial intelligence startup Denovium

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of AbSci in downtown Vancouver.

January 13, 2021, 6:30am Business

Vancouver-based biotech company AbSci announced Tuesday that it purchased a deep-learning artificial intelligence startup called Denovium, based in San Diego. Read story

Registered dietitian Kerry Martinson eats lunch at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Medical Office. Even she has struggled during the pandemic with staying active.

Working in Clark County: Kerry Martinson, dietitian with Kaiser Permanente

Registered dietitian Kerry Martinson eats lunch at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Medical Office. Even she has struggled during the pandemic with staying active.

January 13, 2021, 6:00am Business

Have you gained the “quarantine 15”? Or maybe it was the “COVID-19”? Read story

A bus on Route 71 pulls into one of the two new stops at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021.

Bus service comes to The Waterfront Vancouver

A bus on Route 71 pulls into one of the two new stops at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021.

January 11, 2021, 4:31pm Business

Bus service has officially come to The Waterfront Vancouver. Read story

Guests eat their meals on the downstairs veranda as they listen to live music at the Eatery at the Grant House on Friday afternoon, August 9, 2019.

Eatery at the Grant House in Vancouver closes doors permanently

Guests eat their meals on the downstairs veranda as they listen to live music at the Eatery at the Grant House on Friday afternoon, August 9, 2019.

January 11, 2021, 2:13pm Business

The Eatery at the Grant House has closed its doors permanently, according to a Sunday Facebook post from owners Scott and Sarah Flury. The restaurant’s website has also been updated with a banner message announcing the closure. 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

The Howard Johnson hotel on Vancouver Mall Drive pictured on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The Vancouver Housing Authority announced Friday that it is purchasing the hotel to turn it into a homeless shelter.

Vancouver Mall-area hotel to become homeless shelter

The Howard Johnson hotel on Vancouver Mall Drive pictured on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The Vancouver Housing Authority announced Friday that it is purchasing the hotel to turn it into a homeless shelter.

January 8, 2021, 4:35pm Business

The Vancouver Housing Authority has plans to purchase the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Vancouver Hotel & Suites near Vancouver Mall for use as a noncongregate shelter for unhoused people. Read story

Plans for a building at The Waterfront Vancouver show a six-story, mixed-use building that holds 172 apartments on Block 17, on the second row of the waterfront.

Vancouver City Council OKs tax break for apartment complexes

Plans for a building at The Waterfront Vancouver show a six-story, mixed-use building that holds 172 apartments on Block 17, on the second row of the waterfront.

January 8, 2021, 6:02am Business

The Vancouver City Council approved a tax exemption for the developers of two new apartment complexes this week, though there’s growing skepticism from the council and outright frustration from some community members over whether the tax breaks are ultimately helping or harming the city. 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