- Lynea Carver
Welcome to Point Ruston in Tacoma.
If you've watched my 'Where's Lynea' series in the past, you may have seen Proctor's Farmers Market, where I was talking about how that area of Tacoma reminds me of Magnolia or Madrona. Here at Ruston Point, this is Tacoma's ideal waterfront spot. I'm going to highlight a few of my favorite businesses here at the Tacoma waterfront.
When you stand at Commencement Bay, you can look across and see Vashon Island, Gig Harbor, and in the distance, Fox Island. If you look straight across, you can see Des Moines. It's a great open spot. It feels like Alki when you look across and see Seattle, but here you can see all these different parts of the South End. It really highlights the beauty we have down here.
The condos on the water started being built about five years ago. They have excellent views, especially the buildings with the three sided balconies. It gives a huge 180-degree view of the water and they can run upwards of a million dollars. They are absolutely gorgeous inside.
There's a lot of really good food here. Stack 571, I love their burgers, is always super busy. Also, the Jewel Box Café has the best coffee.
It's been a minute since I was here last and there's already a ton of new businesses that have opened up, such as Yoga Fitness Cryo.
My whole purpose for the tour today was to bring you to the Point Ruston Public Market. This is all of your local small businesses in one building. You know at Pike Place Market, they are known for their flowers? Well, Point Ruston does not disappoint. As soon as you walk in the door, you have fresh cut flowers and vegetables.
At Mason's Cheesecake Co, banana cream, milk & cookies, peanut butter cup, rocky road smore's… just a few of the flavors Chef Mason creates for individual sized cheesecakes. You can also find them at the Tacoma Farmers' Market on Thursdays, Puyallup on Saturdays and they just started in Lake Dupont!
Dewdrop's Perch for unbelievably soft sweatshirts and PNW themed merchandise. Owens Meats for great samples, beef jerky and yummy trail mix. I'm a fan of their pork chops.
So by the end of the tour, I did some damage, but I have a new hoodie, dinner for tonight, and dessert. But most of all I had fun supporting local small businesses
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