Tag: shopping

Big day for small businesses

Looking in the window of The Northwest Shop.

Tacoma residents appear to have given their enthusiatic support to Small Business Saturday, according to a check-in with several North End merchants late Saturday afternoon. “We always look forward to this day,” said Valla Wagner, co-owner of Proctor’s Teaching Toys.…

You’ll like Tinkertopia

General scene at Tinkertopia

A couple of business districts out of the North End, but of interest to artists, craftspeople, teachers, parents and anyone with a creative bent, Tinkertopia is open at 1914 Pacific Ave., near UW Tacoma. If you’ve trekked up to Creation…

A new rose in Proctor


On the same day Tinkertopia held its grand opening downtown, Compass Rose, opened in the old Giardini’s location in the Proctor District. People in the neighborhood had been waiting for quite a few weeks to see what was behind the…