Monday, December 14, 2015

Point Ruston's Silver Cloud Hotel Progress

The News Tribune is reporting progress is being made on building the Silver Cloud hotel at Point Ruston, along with several other hotel projects in the Tacoma area.  Read more here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Fort Nisqually Closing For Soil Replacement

Exit 133 is reporting (here) that Fort Nisqually at Point Defiance Park will close during January and February early next year. The closure will allow the Department of Ecology to send in crews to replace soil as part of their Tacoma Smelter Plume clean up program.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Swanky Holiday Sip~N~Shop Tomorrow

If you are looking for some fun local shopping this Saturday, stop by The Blue Octopus art gallery at 5013 N. Pearl Street. Artist Kerry Cole offers the only champagne tasting room in the state, along with wonderful unique gifts. Here are the details from Kerry:

Saturday 12/5 12-6pm:
Swanky Holiday Sip~N~Shop til you drop at The Blue Octopus
Carefully curated, hand crafted, unique + gift-able wares.
Wine and Champagne Tastings $5 (Flights of Champagne from $15 up)
Deals on Case, Bottle, Growlers and gift sets.
Get your holiday mojo started with us this weekend!
Warm Wishes,
Kerry Cole
The Blue Octopus

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Pizza! Pizza!

The News Tribune reports that Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza is the latest restaurant with plans to open at Point Ruston by next summer. This will be Farrelli's largest store with two stories and outdoor seating. Read more here.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Defiant Indeed

The Goldfish Tavern at the entrance to Point Defiance Park is about to be reborn as the Defiant Goldfish. New owners Corey Webb and Adam Dopps have certainly defied the odds to get the tavern open after several setbacks.  The News Tribune reports they hope to open this month. Read more here.

Ruston Celebrates The Holidays

Here are the Ruston community Christmas events for your holiday pleasure:
  • Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 5th, 6pm at N. 51st and Winnifred (in front of Don's Market)
  • Santa Visit: Saturday, December 19th from 11am until 1pm at City Hall (5117 N. Winnifred). Santa arrives on the bright red fire engine after a noisy trip thru town with sirens blaring. Bring the kids and a camera for pictures.
  • Toys for Tots and Food Drive: Ruston Fire and Police sponsor this annual gift-giving. Bring your unwrapped gift and non-perishable food to City Hall by December 19th.  Or leave it clearly marked on your front porch on the 19th and a firefighter will pick it up by 1pm. Blankets and clothing are suggested for the elderly. Ruston families receive priority for the donations, so if you know of a local need email Requests are kept confidential.