Business Spotlight: Cafe Turko

Meet Süreyya Gökeri, owner of Cafe Turko in Fremont. Learn more about Süreyya and Cafe Turko in this week’s Small Business Spotlight Q&A! This interview has been edited for length and clarity.   How did Cafe Turko come to be? Cafe Turko just turned 11 years old, and I have no idea how this time passed so fast. I remember when...
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Business Spotlight: Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen

Meet Tina Fahnbulleh, owner of Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen in First Hill, Seattle. Nearly two years ago, we featured Tina's pop-up and catering business, Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen, in our Small Business Spotlight. Back then, she was gaining her footing in Seattle's culinary scene, and popping up at Watson's Counter every Saturday night. Now, Tina has a...
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Business Spotlight: Emry Boutique

Meet Ryan Walsh, owner of Emry Boutique in Seattle’s Madison Valley. Emry Boutique is a women’s clothing and gifts boutique located in Arboretum Court. Here you’ll find the perfect outfit for a night on the town, as well as cozy sweaters, quality jeans and trousers, jewelry, and a gorgeous scented candle and card for your loved one.  Learn...
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Business Spotlight: Moon Village Bakery

Meet Naomie and Miles Ztanberry, owners of Moon Village Bakery in Seattle's Skyway neighborhood. Moon Village Bakery is a sustainably operated artisan bakery in South Seattle crafting all-natural bread, donuts, cakes, and more. To curb over-baking and waste, they encourage pre-orders and offer a unique bread subscription with ever-changing flavors...
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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: La Paloma Tacoma

Meet Molly and Amalia Alvarado, owners of La Paloma Tacoma in Old Town, Tacoma. Indigenous mother-daughter duo Molly and Amalia opened La Paloma Tacoma in July of 2022 as a gift shop and community haven. The shop showcases artisans of historically marginalized identities and seeks to be a welcoming and inclusive space for all. Each visit to La...
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Business Spotlight: Luv-a-Latte Espresso

Luv-a-Latte owner Aundrea McCarthy posing inside the doorway of her Hilltop cafe. In Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood is where you can find Aundrea McCarthy's vibrant cafe, Luv-a-Latte Espresso. Aundrea is as creative as she is entrepreneurial. Luv-a-Latte Espresso is anything but basic, with an all-pink-everything interior and colorful...
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Business Spotlight: Ms. Helen’s Soul Bistro

Photo from Ms. Helen’s Soul Bistro's Facebook page. A longtime Seattle soul food institution, Ms. Helen’s Soul Bistro has returned with daughter Jesdarnel Henton at the helm. While the new brick-and-mortar is in the works, Ms. Helen’s Soul Bistro offers catering and pop-up events. In addition to sharing her family's delicious recipes,...
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Business Spotlight: Ya’axché Massage Therapy

Meet Gisela Mendoza Sanchez, the owner of Ya'axché Massage Therapy in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Ya’axché offers treatment massages designed to increase relaxation and reduce pain. Gisela founded the studio in 2023, aiming to provide balanced healing for each client. Gisela believes in tailoring treatment plans for...
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