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New visitors to Redmond and relocation specialists call the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce for advice on everything from restaurants to rafting tours

Redmond Chamber: ‘A little like 411’

In the chick flick “New in Town,” Renee Zellwegger plays an ambitious executive from Miami who finds herself battling the locals as she’s assigned to streamline a manufacturing plant in the quaint Minnesota town of New Ulm. They gradually warm up to her — and she, to them — through shared admiration of tapioca.

New visitors to Redmond and relocation specialists call the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce for advice on everything from restaurants to rafting tours
Brewer Brandon Ridge works at Mac & Jack’s Brewery in Redmond. Mac & Jack’s holds free tours at 3 p.m. Sundays

Mac & Jack’s: Low profile company, high-quality beer

At not quite 11 on a Wednesday morning, Mac & Jack’s fans were pacing outside the Redmond-based brewery’s retail shop in the North Sammamish Center, waiting for the doors to open.

Brewer Brandon Ridge works at Mac & Jack’s Brewery in Redmond. Mac & Jack’s holds free tours at 3 p.m. Sundays
Marc Lagen

Longtime event makes one final run

Several Redmond businesses will be featured at the final run of the nation’s second-largest flower show, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. It happens Feb. 18-22 at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.

Marc Lagen

Coho Cafe hopes to ‘weather the storm’

There’s cautious optimism at Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta that hearty, affordable food won’t ever go out of style, even in a recession.

  • Feb 12, 2009
Julie Criss answers the phone while working at Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta. Criss also works as a realtor

Dishin’ out comfort during tough times

Comfort food hits the spot when times are tense.

Julie Criss answers the phone while working at Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta. Criss also works as a realtor
Kathy Weyand

Pacific Music alive and well despite relocation

Change is good, according to Pacific Music owner Gary Weyand. After 22 years on downtown Redmond’s Cleveland Street, he recently lost his lease to make way for an apartment building. But Weyand said the move to a new location at 15935 Redmond Way has actually increased the store’s visibility. And he views the downtown mixed-use construction boom — increasing both residential and retail density — as a positive thing: “Just think of all the people who’ll live within walking distance.”

Kathy Weyand
Pedro Castro has thrived as owner of Magellan Architects

Magellan Architects continues to excel

Redmond-based Magellan Architects has been honored with a 2008 University of Washington Business of Tomorrow Award for its success as a minority-owned firm.

Pedro Castro has thrived as owner of Magellan Architects
Susan Swanson

Tree House Consignment Shop celebrates 30 years of doing business in Redmond

Back in 1979, Redmond neighbors Susan Swanson and Jeanne Bolton launched a children’s used clothing store called Tree House in one of Redmond’s original downtown strip malls, where the British Pantry now stands.

Susan Swanson

Pharmaca to hold grand opening

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy will open its newest earth-friendly store in Redmond on Saturday, Feb. 21.

  • Feb 5, 2009
Optical Manager Diane Charles works with Joshua Kellar

Eye doctor office heals up, re-opens

Eye doctor office heals up, re-opens

Optical Manager Diane Charles works with Joshua Kellar

Free health care draws big crowd to Overlake Hospital

The phrase “free health care” is bound to attract people in droves.That’s how things played out when Overlake Hospital hosted its first Eastside Vitality Community… Continue reading

Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas finds a following, according to spokesperson

On the heels of the announcement that Barcelino will shutter its pricey men’s wear store at Redmond Town Center on Jan. 27, we checked on the status of Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas, the upscale movie theater/restaurant/bar concept which opened at the Town Center on Halloween 2008.

Mohammad Bhatti

The Daily Bread gets a menu makeover (Indian), also poised for name change

The Daily Bread, 16717 Redmond Way, has a new owner, a new menu and is poised for a name change.

Mohammad Bhatti

Vermeulen selected to advisory board

Scott Vermeulen, a Redmond exclusive agent, has been chosen to join a select group of 71 agency owners and personal financial representatives from around the country who serve on Allstate Insurance Company’s National Advisory Board.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Top Food collecting donations for coats

Through Jan. 31, Top Food & Drug Stores, including the new Top Food at 7320 170th Ave. NE in Redmond, are collecting donations for the 13th annual Warm Coats for Kids campaign.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Upcoming Legislative session the topic of discussion at Eastside gathering

Eastside business leaders came looking for answers Thursday to the state's budget woes as they met over breakfast with area legislators. Unfortunately, answers were short in coming.

Pomegranate Bistro to feature special New Year’s menu

Redmond’s Pomegranate Bistro, 18005 NE 68th St., features three special menus for New Year’s Eve, along with music by classic jazz trumpeter Ray Baldwin.

  • Dec 27, 2008
It’s a close-knit affair at the newly opened Carolina Kitchen. From left

New barbecue restaurant opens in Redmond

Southern comfort food has come to downtown Redmond.

It’s a close-knit affair at the newly opened Carolina Kitchen. From left

Hill Barrett Travel moves to Woodinville

Hill Barrett Travel, formerly located at Redmond Town Center, has moved to a larger office in the Hollywood Vineyard Center, 14479 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. in Woodinville.

  • Dec 19, 2008

Top Food to open at former Larry’s Market site in Redmond

The grocery store at Redmond Town Center, 7320 170th Ave. NE, has gained significant improvements while being converted to a Top Food store, effective Wednesday, Dec. 17.

  • Dec 17, 2008