After months of operating and trucking beer between two locations, Matchless Brewery owners Grant Bolt and Patrick Jansen are ready to move into their own brewhouse, cold storage and retail tasting room in Tumwater.
Tour the new Artist & Craftsman Supply store in the old Wagner Motors building on St. Helens Avenue in Tacoma. It has been brightened with a vibrant, free-form paint job. "We're trying to appeal to artists and creative thinkers," said store manager Michael Rives. "We wanted to make it exciting for them." The latest location of the national chain opens Nov. 25.
Regional labor economist Scott Bailey with the state Employment Security Department said there are more jobs now in many urban counties than before the recession. Rural counties, however, still have a ways to go.