Business Spotlight: King Donuts

Meet Hong and Kim Chhuor of King Donuts, a beloved Seattle institution that's been satisfying South Seattle’s sweet tooth for three decades. This family-owned and operated shop has been a staple of the Rainier Valley neighborhood, with its current owners at the helm for the past seven years.  Hong and Kim's story is one of serendipity and a...
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Business Spotlight: Gan Bei

Nestled in the heart of the Chinatown-International District, Gan Bei is more than just a local bar – it's a warm and welcoming haven serving up Chinese comfort food and exceptional hospitality. Owner Yen Ma and her family have curated a space where great food, expertly crafted drinks, and outstanding service come together in perfect harmony. In...
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Business Spotlight: Intentions Juice & Smoothie Bar

Meet Marquita Evans, owner of Intentions Juice & Smoothie Bar in Tacoma and Seattle's Yesler Terrace. The juice bar began as a home endeavor to create a healthier lifestyle but then blossomed into a space for the community. Her first shop opened in Tacoma in 2020, and in November 2023,...
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Business Spotlight: Rey Amargo

  Meet Carlos Rios, the co-owner of Rey Amargo in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Carlos and his wife, Valeria Calles, have brought the Rey Amargo chocolate legacy to the US with their Capitol Hill cafe. Rey Amargo’s vegan drinking chocolate recipe has not changed since Carlos’ grandfather opened the first factory in 1939:...
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Business Spotlight: Self-Made Couture

  Meet Laron Daniels (1st photo) & Brandon Chestnut (2nd photo), the co-owners of Self-Made Couture in Downtown Seattle. Founders and spouses Brandon & Sydney Chestnut established the company in 2015. In 2023, Laron opened their Seattle storefront as a participant in the Seattle Restored activation. When you choose...
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Business Spotlight: Elm Candle Bar

  Meet Joseph Wilder and Erin Page, the co-owners of Elm Candle Bar in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. If you’ve ever wanted to craft your own custom candle, fulfill your creative dreams at Elm Candle Bar. The unique store is the brainchild of cousins who each share a sincere passion for the thing they call a “coziness...
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Business Spotlight: Buddha Bruddah

  Meet Drea and Mark Mizer, the owners of Buddha Bruddah in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. In December 2014, they opened the first Buddha Bruddah food truck, serving hefty portions of delicious Hawaiian favorites like Kalua Pork and Huli Huli Chicken alongside Thai classics like Red Chicken Curry and Phad Thai Noodles. They opened...
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Business Spotlight: Biang Biang Noodles

  Meet Alison Deng and Sia Zhang, the owners of Biang Biang Noodles in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Biang Biang’s long, thick, hand-pulled noodles are delightfully chewy and a great canvas for chili and garlic. Alison and Sia infuse these traditional noodles with lots of different flavors, proteins, and veggies. Order the Mapo...
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Business Spotlight: Beneath The Streets

Meet Terrilyn Johnson, Chuck Russell-Coons, Jerry Haener, Emily Paine, and Lucy Wilma, the owners of Beneath the Streets in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Beneath the Streets has been giving walking tours of Seattle’s Pioneer Square since 2013. As experienced tour guides, the five owners wanted to create a smart, concise, and diverse tour of...
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