Silver Cloud Hotel Now Open!

In just one visit to this lovely new hotel located right on the banks of the Puget Sound, you will be hooked. If it isn’t the amazing panoramic views from nearly everywhere in the hotel, it will be the wonderful little touches throughout the building that elevate it to extraordinary.

Located at Point Ruston Waterfront, the new Silver Cloud Hotel is set in the heart of a planned urban village with upscale dining, local shops selling everything from clothing to local wines and meats, a movie theater, and several fun bars. With walking trails, and just a few minutes’ drive to downtown Tacoma, the new hotel’s location is ideal both for people wanting to experience the South Sound on vacation or for those coming on for business stays.

According to the General Manager, Justine Kunz, “the ownership of the Silver Cloud brand is hyper-focused on creating an experience with exquisite hotel accommodations and luxury-style amenities.”

Those Silver Cloud amenities include a signature rooftop pool that will be open year-round, an exciting dining experience with an open kitchen concept and tremendous water views from every table, and spa services by the fall of 2021. Spa Serein will be a luxury oasis with massage, saunas, nail service, facials, and several Northwest-inspired specialty treatments.

Spacious guest rooms and suites, each with fantastic water or village views, greet each guest. The Silver Cloud Hotel Ruston features a state-of-the-art 3,000 square foot fitness center as well, for guests’ exclusive use.

Extensive conference facilities include a 5,400 square foot grand ballroom with an outdoor terrace, and smaller conference rooms for more intimate gatherings. There is secured parking available with the convenience of valet services.

The Silver Cloud brand is rooted in the Pacific Northwest, with eleven hotels across Washington and Oregon. To learn more about the new Silver Cloud at Ruston Way, visit silvercloud.com/pointruston.

LYNN CASTLE

Truly a Life, Handmade

One of the exciting new retail stores at the Public Market at Point Ruston is Jack + Adeline Home. Owners Paul and Leanne Franetovich are creating custom wood furnishings, rustic home decor and personalized gifts from wood salvaged around the Pacific Northwest. Their products and furnishings are all handmade and vary from elaborate dinner tables and matching benches to gift giving items like candle holders and cutting boards.

Born from a similar background of building a community through family connections made at the dinner table, Paul and Leanne named their business after their grandparents. When Leanne and Paul married in 2015, his skills in woodworking emerged. Paul realized he could make the tables needed for their wedding less expensively than he could rent them. He made six 8-foot by 3-foot tables, one of which still serves as their dining room table to this day. His talent in this area flourished and he began making custom order pieces as well as volume items that he and Leanne began selling at the Tacoma Farmers Market. Then on July 10, they opened their first brick and mortar store at the Market.

Working nights and weekends to ensure there is enough inventory at the retail location, Paul still works at his day job. Leanne loves to bake and is working on perfecting her Wild Yeast Sourdough bread recipe and the next part of their ten-year plan, opening Jack + Adeline Hearth. Hearth will be a bakery that will fold into their home décor business.

Paul and Leanne hope that their store and handmade goods democratize luxury goods. By placing their items at approachable pricing, they increase access to luxury goods to more people. The couple plans to do the same in the pricing of the food they will offer in the future at Jack + Adeline Hearth.

Visit their store at the Point Ruston Public Market (5101 Yacht Club Road in Ruston, WA) to see the latest product offerings in rustic home décor and furnishings.

For Additional Information
Jack + Adeline Home
jackandadeline.com

BY LYNN CASTLE

Point Ruston Stylish Condo Virtually Designed

William Flanagan Pash-Uhn Photography

Condo owners at Point Ruston asked Alinda Morris Design to take on the challenge of designing and installing their dream house in time for them to enjoy the sun in their new home.  “This was such an exciting project,” said Morris. “We are all about creating stylish, eclectic yet clean-line spaces for our clients.”

The project began with several conceptual furniture plan options. Once a finalized layout was created, several design boards with furniture selections and lighting options were offered to the client. Alinda Morris Design provided the condo with furnishings, artwork, window treatments, and updated lighting fixtures.​

“When working to personalize new construction, we combine styles and periods through a wide variety of items to achieve a curated look,” Morris explained. The design team added small details to the home as well as larger pieces to create a luxurious yet comfortable feel. “We wanted our clients to feel like they are on vacation all the time but we did not want anything in the space to feel formal or precious,” Morris said.​

The house showcased a simple color palette with accent colors and patterns layered throughout to add interest to various rooms. Morris’s team knew that art, accessories, and interior styling were very important to their clients, so they selected custom artwork focusing on the theme of travel from artists they love. The completed space is cozy, sophisticated, and still great for an energetic family.

“Not only is our home stunning,” the owners said, “the whole process was also completely painless and was done 100% virtually. I could have as much or as little input as I wanted. When we arrived at our home everything was complete and perfect.”

It’s noteworthy how seamless this project was as all the work on this project “was done 100% remotely,” said Morris.  The homeowners actually live in Chicago and desired a second home in the Pacific Northwest. During these times, it is a relief that clients are still able to partner long distance and enjoy design services and virtual consultations. 

alindamorrisinteriordesign.com

Pub-Style Banking at Point Ruston

The Olympia Brewery may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of banking, but O Bee Credit Union wants to change that. A leader in providing innovative financial solutions for more than 60 years, O Bee announced the opening of its newest branch, a unique blend of brewpub and financial service center in Point Ruston.

O Bee’s rich history as the original credit union of the Olympia Brewery is reflected in the interior of the new building. It features a brewpub aesthetic including brick walls, wood barrels, hand- painted murals, a transaction bar accented with brass rails and local beer taps, chalkboard signage and decor reminiscent of times gone by. Historic photos of Point Ruston and Tacoma are displayed throughout. “The pub atmosphere ties in well with our history. It’s reminiscent of the old brewery tasting room where the community met, and workers gathered after the end of a shift,” says James Collins, CEO.

This will be the sixth branch opening for O Bee and its first venture into Pierce County. “It’s exciting,” says Collins. “We’re one of the most unique credit unions in the country with products that can’t be found at most financial institutions.” In addition to an array of loan options including home and auto, O Bee offers its signature brewery credit and debit cards featuring favorite brands like Rainier and Olympia. The Berenstain Bears® Cub Account is also part of O Bee’s selection of products. Cub Accounts provide an incentive program for young savers that’s part of a financial education program emphasizing the concepts of “Save, Share, Spend and Earn.”

“Banks shouldn’t feel cold or impersonal and having a brick-and-mortar establishment is important to our membership, so we decided to have some fun with the design concept,” added Collins.

O Bee Credit Union (The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union) was started Feb. 15, 1955, by Ted McGill, who worked in the bottle house of the brewery. This full-service not-for-profit credit union, owned by its members, has five other branches located in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, Yelm and West Olympia. Membership is open to all Washington residents.

LEAH GROUT

For Additional Information
O Bee Credit Union
obee.com

OBEE Credit Union opens Point Ruston branch

The Olympia Brewery may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of banking, but O Bee Credit Union wants to change that. A leader in providing innovative financial solutions for more than 60 years, O Bee announced the opening of its newest branch, a unique blend of brewpub and financial service center in Point Ruston.

O Bee’s rich history as the original credit union of the Olympia Brewery is reflected in the interior of the new building. It features a brewpub aesthetic including brick walls, wood barrels, hand- painted murals, a transaction bar accented with brass rails and local beer taps, chalkboard signage and decor reminiscent of times gone by. Historic photos of Point Ruston and Tacoma are displayed throughout. “The pub atmosphere ties in well with our history. It’s reminiscent of the old brewery tasting room where

the community met, and workers gathered after the end of a shift,” says James Collins, CEO.

This will be the sixth branch opening for O Bee and its first venture into Pierce County. “It’s exciting,” says Collins. “We’re one of the most unique credit unions in the country with products that can’t be found at most financial institutions.” In addition to an array of loan options including home and auto, O Bee offers its signature brewery credit and debit cards featuring favorite brands like Rainier and Olympia. The Berenstain Bears® Cub Account is also part of

O Bee’s selection of products. Cub Accounts provide an incentive program for young savers that’s part of a financial education program emphasizing the concepts of “Save, Share, Spend and Earn.”

“Banks shouldn’t feel cold or impersonal and having a brick-andmortar establishment is important to our membership, so we decided to have some fun with the design concept,” added Collins.

O Bee Credit Union (The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union) was started Feb. 15, 1955, by Ted McGill, who worked in the bottle house of the brewery. This full-service not-for-profit credit union, owned by its members, has five other branches located in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, Yelm and West Olympia. Membership is open to all Washington residents.

LEAH GROUT

For Additional Information O Bee Credit Union obee.com

 

The Intaglio Salon Moves To Point Ruston

Spend a few minutes with salon owner Kasey Mendoza and you’ll quickly understand why The Intaglio Salon in Tacoma has received rave reviews about its hair, makeup and skin treatments. “We love all our guests,” proclaims Mendoza. “Our move to Point Ruston allows us to spoil them even more.”

After four years near the Tacoma Mall, The Intaglio Salon recently relocated to newly constructed space along Tacoma’s waterfront. The new, larger location means that the salon can expand its services. Four new stylists are being recruited, and the number of makeup stations and treatment beds has doubled to two each. A color lounge provides a comfortable area for guests to watch television, charge a cell phone or enjoy a beverage while waiting for their hair to color-process.

The salon offers one-stop convenience with a full menu of services. Hair, makeup, waxing, sugaring, lash extensions and express skin care treatments are available. “We especially love anything to do with color and helping guests make big changes,” says Mendoza.

As an Aveda Concept Salon, Intaglio shares Aveda’s commitment to caring about the world around us. The Aveda hair, makeup and skin products that are used exclusively in the salon are created and packaged with natural ingredients. They are never tested on animals.

“At the end of the day, we want to know that we did great hair, but we also want to make a difference in our community,” explains Mendoza. The salon’s past fundraising events have benefited the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, a local organization working to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound.

Intaglio is doing more for the community in their new location at Point Ruston.

JULIE LEYDELMEYER

For Additional Information:
The Intaglio Salon
Point Ruston, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma
253.472.0359
theintagliosalon.com

Asia Pacific Cultural Center: Finding a Home

Since 1996 the Asia Pacific Cultural Center has been working toward establishing a permanent home for itself in Tacoma. Throughout the years the APCC has been housed in several buildings in the Tacoma area, hoping the whole time for a permanent location best suited to its needs.

The APCC represents about 47 countries and educates the public about the rich cultures within each one. It hosts a number of programs and events throughout the year. On the first Saturday of each month this year, for example, the public is invited to the Taste of Asia 2017 cooking series. In September the APCC presents the Korean ChuSeok Festival. This November it will host a tour of Thailand.

In seeking a new home, the APCC has had difficulty raising adequate funding. Those who have been supporting the project since 1994 believe one of the most exciting opportunities for the project so far has come through five donated acres at Point Ruston on Commencement Bay.

According to a July 21, 2017 article in The News Tribune by reporter Jared Brown, the center would ideally feature gardens, a theater, a food area, grocery store, and housing, for a total of $94 million. Yet the land donation wouldn’t allow the APCC to construct all of these elements. Without the housing units and grocery store, the new set price would be $61 million. Those involved in the development of the center, wrote Brown, are hoping to draw a large sum of that goal from a federal program designed to attract foreign investment into job-creating projects in return for a fast-tracked visa.

Faaluaina Pritchard, APCC executive director, reports that $400,000 in cash or pledges has been raised to date. Donations are welcome on the APCC’s website: asiapacificculturalcenter.org. As stated there, the project’s mission is “to bridge communities and generations through arts, culture, education, and business.” Ensuring a permanent home will propel the center to carry out this mission to much of the greater Puget Sound area. by Jordan Marie Martinez