Business Decides to Give Downtown Yakima Another Chance after 20 Years
Yakima, WA - Businesses are starting to buy into downtown revitalization in Yakima.
Sandi Drury is putting down stakes in Downtown Yakima after leaving twenty years ago.
When Drury left, she said the parking was terrible and all the development was going on in West Valley, but now she is a believer again.
"It's only gonna go up with the Capitol Theatre and the hotels," says Drury.
Her business -- Glass Kaleidoscope -- had been located at a storefront on 36th Avenue and Tieton Drive, but she is busy moving to 106 South 3rd Street. The new location is just a block away from the Capitol Theatre.
Dury specializes in stained glass, but she plans to add some twists to her business with the move downtown. She will also share space with a new martini bar called "Elements" -- which will be located in the front space.
They will work together to host private functions or events and provide another social destination in downtown.
"I've seen it go from one extreme to the other, " says Drury, "There are so many opportunities here."
"Glass Kaleidoscope" and "Elements" hope to open for business in a few weeks.