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Now open: Two downtown Tacoma businesses - Infinite Soups and Odd Otter Brewing Co.

Two downtown Tacoma businesses are now open for business - a second outpost for Tacoma’s Infinite Soups and Tacoma’s newest brewery, Odd Otter Brewing Co.


The niche business serving soup — and only soup — has opened another location. Infinite Soups Downtown is in its third week of business inside the historic post office building at 12th and A streets. Watch for the soup serving window facing 12th. The soup shop is owned by Wendy Clapp; her husband, Todd DeShazo; and Clapp's daughter Laura Adams.

They sprouted the business from a cafe inside the News Tribune’s building, then began selling soup at the Tacoma Broadway Farmers Market before opening their first soup counter in 2007 at 445 Tacoma Ave. S., where they still operate.

Call the Tacoma Avenue restaurant at 253-274-0232. Reach the downtown restaurant at 253-272-2598. Find soup menus posted every day at the Tacoma Avenue Facebook page or the downtown Infinite Soups Facebook page.

More new food businesses are planned for the old post office building. Stay tuned.


Five friends have finally launched their downtown Tacoma brewery, Odd Otter Brewing Company. The taproom opened last week at 716 Pacific Ave., in a neighborhood that’s quickly becoming an entertainment and dining destination. The neighborhood is home to Tacoma Cabana, Matador, Meconi’s, Dorky’s, The Orange Door, The Office, Cafe Vincero, and the newly opened Pacific Brewing and Malting.

The brewery will be open this week from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Find more information at 253-209-7064 or