New businesses in the South Sound

Antiques, fine art at Durand-Ruel in downtown Tacoma.

Durand-Ruel has recently opened its retail sales store in the Sanford & Sons Antiques Mall, 743 Broadway, Tacoma, by owner Jason Stange. It specializes in fine art and antiquities. Store hours are noon-6 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

University Place marketing firm, Patricia & Co.. expands

Patricia & Co., a local marketing firm based in University Place, has expanded and moved to offices located in the University Place Professional Square, 2607 Bridgeport Way W., Suite 2D. Owner, Patricia Mannie provides marketing plans strategy, research, branding, advertising design and political consulting. Patricia & Co. was run as a home-based business for many years and with the increase of business and demand, Mannie has expanded the business and added staff. An open house is being held at 5 p.m. Wednesday (June 25). Regular business hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the firm can be reached at 253-208-0135 or online at