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On the move: New businesses and new locations
POULSBO — A summary of new businesses and business moves in Poulsbo.
— Precision Collision Auto Body (www.precisioncollisionautobody.com) has opened at 19873 Viking Ave., in the former Courtesy Chevrolet building. The site was, of late, being used as a rehearsal, costuming and set-building site for Kitsap Children’s Musical Theater.
Precision Collision is based in Bellevue. Poulsbo is its 23rd location.
— B’s Fabric Fun & Sewing, 19467 Viking Ave., is a retail fabric and sewing store. B’s (www.facebook.com/BsFabricFun) offers books, fabrics, notions and patterns, as well as quilting, sewing and embroidery classes.
— American Family Insurance has moved to 19335 Jensen Way. The agency (www.facebook.com/AnnaJewellAgency) was formerly located on 10th Avenue.
— Ascend Art Gallery, 18801 Front St., is closing and is having a going-out-of-business sale. Ascend Art Gallery specializes in unique works of abstract art, Egyptian art, glass art and wildlife art.
— Kitsap Mosaics (www.kitsapmosaics.com) is moving from 19068 Jensen Way to 18827 Front St. The Kitsap Humane Society has moved a couple of doors down to the former Alexandria Home site.
— Raevyn Blue Antiques and Collectibles has opened at 18937 Front St., in the space formerly occupied by Hearts & Homespun. Kathy Holodnak said she closed Hearts & Homespun because she “wanted to retire and enjoy life outside of retail.” Raevyn Blue is owned by Norman and Rae Clare.
— Cuppa Bella Bagelry & Espresso Cafe, located in the IGA Shopping Center in Kingston, is opening a second cafe in the former Liberty Bay Bakery building, 18996 Front St.
The cafe (www.cuppabella.com) sells fresh-baked bagels, handmade scones, caramelized peanut butter and chocolate passion bars, breakfast wraps, chipotle pulled-pork wraps, and chicken caesar wraps. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Cuppa Bella, owned by Marcus and Tonya Croman, is a nonprofit and awards grants to local projects.
— Olympic Photo Group has established a studio and gallery at 19043 Front St. Olympic Photo Group’s grand opening is scheduled for April 2, 4:30 p.m. Olympic Photo Group (www.olympicphotogroup.com) performs a variety of photographic services, including senior photos, executive headshots, family photos, sports action photos, and event photos.
— Dance Within (www.thedancewithin.com), formerly of 19043 Front St., moved to 18830 Front St.
— Voodiez Bar and Grill, located at 18932 Front St. Construction workers began demolishing the former Voodiez Bar and Grill March 12, to make way for a new multi-story building with retail spaces, a garden roof and balcony. Because a wall it shared with a neighboring business remains, the demolition is considered a remodel.
— Richie’s Burger Urge has opened at 19689 7th Ave. NE, Suite 153, midway between Albertsons and Starbucks. Richie’s (www.richiesburgerurge.com) specializes in burgers, fries and shakes, but also offers gluten-free buns and vegetarian burgers, and fries made using allergen-free 100 percent peanut oil.
— Olmsted Nursery (www.facebook.com/Olmsteds) is redeveloping the northwest corner of Highway 305 and Hostmark Street. Four lots will be consolidated through a boundary line adjustment. The existing building and paved parking lot will be retained.
Proposed is construction of a 24- by 36-foot garden shed, and two 20- by 30-foot produce and plant covers. Also proposed is a water tower feature, with no water. The project was approved by the city planning director of Feb. 19.