Are you surprised I am telling you more things about food? Don’t be.
The Annual Dungeness Crab Feast is coming up at Around the Table on January 24.
The menu will include steamed dungeness crab, gorgonzola and camembert fondue with winter vegetables, clam chowder, organic greens with pears, apples and sweet curry dressing, and more. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. for $40 per person. Reservations required and can be made by contact Around the Table at 360-834-0171 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Charity for great shopping news on Friday-
Ever heard of Agave Jeans? Ever touched one of their last-forever cotton pullovers? Trust me, they’re a big deal.
Agave Jeans Co. is getting settled in its newly built Ridgefield headquarters, and the building is just about as hip as the apparel. Lucky for us locals, Agave President Jeff Shafer is planning to open a wholesale retail outlet inside the headquarters. That’s right– wholesale-priced designer clothes for sale in the same space where they’re designed. Pretty rockin’, if you ask me.
What’s even more rockin’ is the party Agave is planning to debut the retail space. Shafer is planning it for sometime this spring, and he wants it to be big, with multiple live music acts and players from the fashion industry mingling with local Agave fans. Coming from a guy who sells fancy pants around the world and plays dance music in his custom-designed office, Agave’s debut is sure to please.
Watch this blog for coming details.
On my first day with North Bank and the Vancouver Business Journal, my editor took me on a tour of Clark County businesses. One of the first we visited was Farrell and Eddy, an upscale women’s boutique in Ridgefield’s small but lovely Old Town area.
That visit to Farrell and Eddy told me that Ridgefield was a small town on the move. It was one of a handful of sparse but impressive retail spots. It had a price range that drew shoppers with money to spend. It was classy and cute. It seemed good for the growing town.
So imagine my surprise when I drove through Ridgefield today and saw this:
After nearly two years in business, the shop is liquidating, and locals say the economy is to blame. It’s a great time for bargains, ladies, but an even better time to remember that local businesses need our support. We’re all stretching our dollars. But if we keep them local, they will do us a lot more good.
Year-old Battle Ground artists’ co-op, Cupola Gallery, will host a grand opening ribbon cutting at its new space Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. Cupola celebrated its birthday by signing a lease at 510 E. Main Street in Old Town.
While you are there check out the new Cafe Jennifer at 219 N.W. 20th. I hear the food is tasty. You tell me-
For those who haven’t heard, Habitat for Humanity is opening a Clark County ReStore, with a tentative open date of February 18. The ReStore is a recycled building materials re-sale center that financially supports Habitat for Humanity. The store will be located at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Clarkcountyrestore.org is down for maintenance at the moment, but check back soon.
Thanks to Karen at Formations Design for the reminder!