What began as a passion for Native American customs expanded into a boutique in 2008. Now the expansion continues in order to serve the community.
But, the restaurant, located on 1618 NW First Ave., closed its doors before May 1, 2011 and remained vacant until two weeks ago.
A local soap-making business, Thrive Handcrafts, recently teamed up with a local coffee business, Sweetwater Organic Coffee Roasters, to create a soap that will leave java junkies feeling squeaky clean.
Otter and Trout Trading Co., located at 625 W University Ave., recently added another room to its store to make space for the growing collection of herbs, books, gems and unusual gifts, but the renovations aren’t over.
In the woods off of Southeast 16th Avenue and Williston Road lives 36-year-old Sam Parrish. He built a home there; a tent reinforced with a tarp, a futon, a cot and solar powered lights next to a creek.