Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa Visits Tomorrow

To get the holiday juices flowing just scroll through the pictures of the Ruston tree lighting party below. Then grab the kids when you hear the fire engine sirens in town tomorrow and head to town hall (5117 N. Winnifred). Santa will visit from 11am til 1pm. Bring the wish list and camera!





Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mio Sushi Planned At Point Ruston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:

Point Ruston, LLC
Mike Cohen – Manager


Point Ruston Announces Next Restaurant – Award-Winning Mio Sushi

Tacoma, Wash. – December 10, 2014 – Point Ruston (PointRuston.com), the Northwest’s newest waterfront neighborhood, announces that Mio Sushi (MioSushi.com), a full-service Japanese restaurant, will open its newest location immediately adjacent to the nine-screen Century Theatres. Along with WildFin American Grill, Mio Sushi is planning a Grand Opening in Spring 2015 to coincide with the opening of the Century Theatres.

Mio Sushi at Point Ruston will offer patrons a menu that combines classic and creative fusion dishes that reflect the local flavors and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. The menu will feature a variety of fresh hand-pressed Nigiri, premium custom-designed rolls, and the classic rolls that we all love. Customers will also have the opportunity to make their own customized rolls by choosing from an assortment of fresh ingredients.

"We at Mio Sushi are beyond excited to bring our customer-centric restaurant to the waterfront neighborhood at Point Ruston," says Sonny Kim, Owner of Mio Sushi. "Our customers visit us for the exceptional value we offer making Mio Sushi our customer’s Japanese restaurant of choice, time and again. It is our honor to invite you to explore our extensive menu of traditional and well-crafted fusion dishes that are sure to please kids, sushi novices and experts alike," he added.

"Mio Sushi is a fantastic addition to the diverse restaurant offerings that will make Point Ruston the preferred dining and entertainment destination in the region," stated Mike Cohen, Managing Partner of Point Ruston LLC. "At Point Ruston our patrons will enjoy the convenience of a one-stop dining, entertainment, and shopping experience, all within our beautiful waterfront location. We can’t wait for Mio Sushi to open!”

About Point Ruston, LLC
Currently under construction along nearly one mile of Puget Sound waterfront in Tacoma, Wash., Point Ruston is a new, waterfront resort-inspired village with panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier. Point Ruston’s entertainment, dining, and shopping district will include 75+ street-level shops and restaurants including the nine-screen luxury Century Theatres, a specialty grocer, and a four-star, full service Silver Cloud Hotel. The centerpiece of the Waterwalk, the Grand Plaza at Point Ruston, will become the South Sound’s new gathering place with scenic views of maritime activity on beautiful Commencement Bay, outdoor concerts in the summer, and ice skating during the holidays. Point Ruston will be a place to experience the best of what the Pacific NW lifestyle has to offer. For more information visit: http://www.PointRuston.com

Girl's Night Out - Blue Octopus

 The Blue Octopus
Local artist Kerry Cole and her friends have set up shop in Ruston. The Blue Octopus occupies the former liquor store at 5013 N. Pearl. Kerry was the first in Tacoma to offer a wine tasting + painting party and she has perfected the process at her Ruston gallery. In addition to the painting parties, she offers fine art for sale. For added fun, Kerry wanted let the neighborhood know the following:

We're having one of our quarterly girls night out celebrations this Friday from 6-9. There is no painting, but an $8 ticket gets you all access to exclusive vendors, food, drink, door prizes, swag bags to the first 20 in the door, gifts with purchase and generally a lot of fun. Would love to have you there...

I have great new merchandise for gift giving and home decor. This link is the newsletter evite for the event. http://eepurl.com/-IW0b

Friday, December 5, 2014

Goldfish Tavern To Reopen

The successful Kick Starter campaign means the Goldfish will reopen as the Defiant Goldfish soon. One of the new owners published the following letter of thanks.There is still time to contribute until 5pm today!

Hello To The 325 Coolest People I want To Get To Know!

The Kickstarter Campaign is winding down to it's conclusion. We are a couple thousand past our goal, and it is all because of you. Seriously, think about that. If you are reading this e-mail, you are one of the 325 people that are 100% responsible for the re-opening of our wonderful watering hole, The Goldfish Tavern. Yes, it will have a different name, but we are aiming to make it just as special to you as it ever was.

I have tried to make it clear to all of you, that we will go out of our way to show our appreciation to you, for a long time to come. Any event we ever have EVER, the 325 of you will have the first chance to take part in, make reservations for, or get first dibs in, whatever this bar does, till the end of time. You have earned this.

If we have any sort of New Years Eve function, Superbowl Party, or Valentines Dinner, you will be the ones who get the first chance to be there, before we open any options to the General Public. As far as I am concerned, this is a private club with 325 members currently, and we let other folks come in and try us out to help pay the bills. This is how YOU will be treated. (Don't get me wrong, we will treat new folks very very very well, but you will be able to see a difference). 

The fundraiser ends today at 5:00 pm. Yes we are trying to raise as much more money between now and then as possible. Yes, we are adding cool new options all day today. No, I am not asking for more from you. I am saying Thank You. I owe you Corey owes you. The other people that will get to enjoy the fruits of your contributions owe you. All of Tacoma owes you.

All I can do for now is say thanks. I will spend the rest of my working career paying you back for your generosity. You are appreciated. I can't wait to get to know all of you.

Forever in your debt,
Adam

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tree Lighting Saturday

 

Ruston's annual Christmas tree lighting will be this Saturday, December 6th at 5:30pm. Join us and Santa for music, refreshments and holiday joy at town center (N. 51st and Winnifred). 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Orca Whales Visit

In case you missed seeing the orca whales in person this morning frolicking along the Ruston shoreline, Point Ruston captured some great pictures here...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Resturant Planned At Point Ruston



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:

Point Ruston, LLC
Mike Cohen – Manager


WildFin American Grill to Open Third Location at Point Ruston

Tacoma, Wash. – November 20, 2014 – Point Ruston (PointRuston.com), the Northwest’s newest premier waterfront neighborhood, is proud to announce that WildFin American Grill (WildFinAmericanGrill.com) will open its third restaurant in one of Point Ruston’s waterfront locations where the Waterwalk meets the Grand Plaza. WildFin American Grill will host a Grand Opening Spring 2015 contemporaneously with the Century Theatres Grand Opening as Point Ruston continues to build the Puget Sound’s premier waterfront living, dining, and entertainment destination.

WildFin American Grill at Point Ruston will contain more than 200 seats and will feature Tacoma’s best indoor and outdoor waterfront dining experience. Additionally, WildFin will offer patrons delicious fish and chips from a walk-up window situated on Point Ruston’s Grand Plaza. WildFin’s Executive Chef Chris Bryant uses local, regional, and sustainable ingredients including locally farmed produce, Washington poultry and beef, wild Northwest seafood, local artisan bread, and local microbrews. Chef Bryant was born and raised in Seattle and has a strong passion for the amazing bounty available in the Pacific Northwest, from fresh seafood and shellfish to the fertile valleys and farms that produce the region’s superior produce.

"WildFin is thrilled to bring our signature restaurant to the Point Ruston neighborhood," says Attila Szabo, President and Operating Partner of WildFin American Grill. "Point Ruston’s connection to Pt. Defiance Park and the Ruston Way waterfront will make WildFin an ideal location where friends and family gather to eat, drink, and share life’s occasions. We are looking forward to working with Point Ruston to open our newest restaurant and becoming a part of the greater Tacoma community," he added.

"We are very excited about the addition of WildFin American Grill at Point Ruston," stated Mike Cohen, Managing Partner of Point Ruston, LLC. "WildFin American Grill at Point Ruston will be the preferred dining destination throughout the region with its unobstructed water views and unparalleled outdoor dining experience. I am personally very eager to enjoy the delicious Northwest cuisine and the incredible sunsets over the Olympic Mountains," he added.

About Point Ruston, LLC
Currently under construction along nearly one mile of Puget Sound waterfront in Tacoma, Wash., Point Ruston is a new, waterfront resort-inspired village with panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier. Point Ruston’s entertainment, dining, and shopping district will include 75+ street-level shops and restaurants including the nine-screen luxury Century Theatres, a specialty grocer, and a four-star, full service Silver Cloud Hotel. The centerpiece of the Waterwalk, the Grand Plaza at Point Ruston, will become the South Sound’s new gathering place with scenic views of maritime activity on beautiful Commencement Bay, outdoor concerts in the summer, and ice skating during the holidays. Point Ruston will be a place to experience the best of what the Pacific NW lifestyle has to offer. For more information visit: http://www.PointRuston.com

About WildFin American Grill
WildFin American Grill opened its first location in 2011 in Issaquah, Washington, and opened its second location in 2013 in Renton, WA. WildFin American Grill is casual, comfortable and affordable with a keen sense of Northwest style serving authentic, high quality and flavor-rich foods from Northwest waters, fields, and ranches. WildFin’s menu features familiar, flavorful Northwest favorites with style and flare.  WildFin American Grill is “The Catch of the Northwest.”    For more information visit: http://www.WildFinAmericanGrill.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Art In Ruston - Point Defiance

Ever want to sit in the arms of an octopus? Or rest comfortably on a starfish? If so, then wander down to the Ruston area soon. Thanks to the efforts of the Ruston - Point Defiance Business District and the creativity of artist Jennifer Weddermann, new metal sculpture benches brighten the local landscape. The project has been in the works for two years and was paid for by a Tacoma City art grant, City of Ruston, business district funds and Tacoma funding support for the business district program.

Building on Point Ruston's octopus benches down the hill, the new art benches are painted in business district colors to match new banners that are in the works. There are a total of four benches - located at the Antique Sandwich Company, Urban Oasis Salon and Washing Well laundry on Pearl Street as well as in front of Don's Market. A dedication party will be coming soon. In the meantime, come down, get out of the car and walk the neighborhood. There are plenty of beautiful places to stop and rest along the way. 
 



Friday, November 14, 2014

Point Defiance Tap & Grill Open

 
The newest addition to Ruston's growing selection of great choices for a fine meal opened November 6th in the former Ruston Antique space. Point Defiance Tap & Grill offers locally sourced food and Northwest beer and wine. The Facebook announcement gives more details: We are open for lunch and dinner, 11am-9pm. We are located at 5101 N. Pearl St., directly across from the Antique Sandwich Company. Our sign will not be ready for another few days, but we're here! Street parking can usually be found in abundance in this neighborhood. The dining room is family friendly, and there are kid-friendly choices on the menu. The bar area is 21+. Looking forward to seeing you all there! The menu was updated today with some price reductions, so head on in soon! Welcome to town!


 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Winds

Ruston appears to have survived yesterday's harsh winds without too much damage. This downed tree was spotted in the vacant lot near N. 51st and Highland. If you have more photos to share of your yard, just email them to karen.pickett.mba@gmail.com.