Several new businesses have opened in Yakima in recent weeks:
• SEWN, a fabric store specializing in clothing and sustainable fabrics, opened in downtown Yakima last month. Owner Sierra Hutton said she always wanted to run a fabric store, but the opportunity to do so arose when she saw that the space at 25 N. Front St. was newly built. available during a walk downtown. Previously, Berchman’s Brewing Co. was in space. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
• Union Gospel Mission, has opened a new location for its thrift store, called Summit Thrift in the old Rite-Aid building off 56th and Summitview avenues, next to Safeway. Union Gospel Mission has opened its second thrift store, Mission Thrift, in the former Party Palace location at 2011 W. Lincoln Ave. in 2019 and renovated its original downtown location called Lighthouse Thrift last year.
Gesa’s new location
Gesa Credit Union recently began construction on a new location at 3300 W. Nob Hill Blvd. The 4,500 square foot branch is Yakima’s third location for the Richland-based credit union, which operates locations at 901 Triple Crown Way and 1825 S. First St.
The credit union aims to open the new Yakima branch by November.
This story has been edited to clarify the names of Union Gospel Mission thrift stores.