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Clark County cannabis retailers welcome return of curbside service

September 4, 2021, 6:03am Business

Cannabis retailers cheered this week after the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board announced that it would reactivate an allowance for curbside service and other pandemic-era rule changes that had previously… Read story

Clark County cannabis shops kicked away from the curb

August 26, 2021, 6:03am Business

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived last year, alcohol and cannabis retailers in Washington were able to mimic their restaurant and retail brethren by embracing carry-out and curbside service models, thanks… Read story

Jullienne Adams, owner and founder of LiquidNation, started the business out of her garage after buying a pallet of 15 miscellaneous goods from an auction website for $375 about three years ago, she said.

Vancouver woman builds liquidated-goods business, LiquidNation, despite variety of obstacles

Jullienne Adams, owner and founder of LiquidNation, started the business out of her garage after buying a pallet of 15 miscellaneous goods from an auction website for $375 about three years ago, she said.

August 26, 2021, 6:01am Business

There’s a little hole-in-the-wall family business in central Vancouver run by a woman who clawed her way out of homelessness and is now selling liquidated goods that she buys by the pallet. Read story

Jennifer Le of Vancouver, left, enjoys a treat at Ice Cream Renaissance in Uptown Village with her sister, Julie, on Monday afternoon. Washington's renewed indoor mask mandate took effect Monday.

Clark County business owners, employees, customers adjust as mask mandate returns

Jennifer Le of Vancouver, left, enjoys a treat at Ice Cream Renaissance in Uptown Village with her sister, Julie, on Monday afternoon. Washington's renewed indoor mask mandate took effect Monday.

August 23, 2021, 6:31pm Business

Clark County retailers reacted with a mix of resignation and trepidation as Washington’s renewed mask mandate took effect Monday. Read story

Lucas Gubala and Sarah Summerhill recently opened Birdhouse Books on the corner of Main Street and Evergreen Boulevard. The shop's name refers to the fact the store is upstairs.

Birdhouse bookstore opens in downtown Vancouver

Lucas Gubala and Sarah Summerhill recently opened Birdhouse Books on the corner of Main Street and Evergreen Boulevard. The shop's name refers to the fact the store is upstairs.

August 16, 2021, 6:05am Business

Nestled above Rosemary Cafe on Main Street stands Birdhouse Bookstore, a recently opened shop filled with various books ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to classics to antique books. Read story

Nautilus Shop in Vancouver in 2017.

Nautilus reports quarterly sales record, topping estimates

Nautilus Shop in Vancouver in 2017.

August 11, 2021, 5:20pm Business

Vancouver-based Nautilus has reported a quarterly sales record for its fiscal second quarter as people continued to embrace home fitness during the pandemic. Read story

From left: Treasure Trove owner Melissa Givvines assists customers Ella Thompson of Bend, Ore., and Mackenzie Abernathy of Vancouver as they shop for jewelry in her store. Area thrift stores have recently seen a rise in business.

Clark County’s thrift stores bouncing back nicely from COVID restrictions

From left: Treasure Trove owner Melissa Givvines assists customers Ella Thompson of Bend, Ore., and Mackenzie Abernathy of Vancouver as they shop for jewelry in her store. Area thrift stores have recently seen a rise in business.

August 10, 2021, 6:03am Business

While restaurants and other businesses are struggling to adapt to post-pandemic life, a different story is being told with thrift shops. Thrift shops in Vancouver are thriving despite the continuing global pandemic. Read story

The Kiggins Theatre is open again to moviegoers, but it and similar businesses are counting on federal relief funds to help pay their bills.

Clark County theater owners: When will federal grant money be delivered?

The Kiggins Theatre is open again to moviegoers, but it and similar businesses are counting on federal relief funds to help pay their bills.

July 1, 2021, 6:05am Business

Two months after they applied, about three months after they thought the process would be over and more than six months after Congress set aside $16 billion to create the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, Clark County’s theater and venue owners are starting to receive the long-promised financial support. Read story

Bartender Mike Dunning of Main Event Sports Grill in east Vancouver pours drinks for customers while working behind the bar on Wednesday afternoon. Statewide pandemic restrictions ended on Wednesday, allowing restaurants and bars to reopen their bar counter seating areas for the first time in more than a year.

Clark County businesses relish reopening

Bartender Mike Dunning of Main Event Sports Grill in east Vancouver pours drinks for customers while working behind the bar on Wednesday afternoon. Statewide pandemic restrictions ended on Wednesday, allowing restaurants and bars to reopen their bar counter seating areas for the first time in more than a year.

June 30, 2021, 6:50pm Business

For the first time in more than 15 months, businesses across Clark County were able to open their doors Wednesday with no COVID-19-related occupancy limits or social distancing restrictions in place. Read story

Lucky Loan, one of the last two pawnshops in downtown Vancouver, is closing this summer. Downtown was once known throughout the Portland area for its large cluster of pawnshops and cardrooms.

Lucky Loan Pawn Shop in downtown Vancouver to close at end of August

Lucky Loan, one of the last two pawnshops in downtown Vancouver, is closing this summer. Downtown was once known throughout the Portland area for its large cluster of pawnshops and cardrooms.

June 7, 2021, 3:47pm Business

The last place downtown to pawn jewelry, tools and electronics is set to close. Longtime Vancouver fixture Lucky Loan Pawn Shop will shut its doors at the end of August, according to co-owner Jeff Lanford. Read story