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BIZ BITS: New Clarkston store specializes in keto cravings | Business

More than once the line has stretched out the door since Kravings opened in Clarkston.

The store specializes in baked goods for those following a low-carb keto diet or avoiding gluten.

Soft pretzels and blueberry bread were among the most popular items, along with sandwiches, said Michelle Nick, who owns the business with her husband, Eli Nick.

The pretzels come in three flavors: jalapeno cheddar, salted and seasoned with a spice blend for any bagel, she said.

The blueberry bread is soft and chewy, comparable to Costco muffins, said Nick, a registered nurse who started following a keto diet in 2017, after gaining weight while working shifts.

Since then, she has researched and sampled items at keto and gluten-free bakeries while traveling. What she sells at Kravings is from the best she has found.

After the discovery, before opening Kravings, she ate at least one item every day from the company for three weeks, sampling every type of bread and treat offered.

Baked goods passed its test. Everything was delicious and of high quality, she said. Equally important, she hasn’t gained weight.

Besides Kravings, Michelle Nick works at Royal Plaza and Eden Home Health. Her husband owns N Style Flooring.

Kravings is at 817 Sixth St., Suite A, Clarkston. Its hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday.

Potential investments for cruise ships are part of the draft Clarkston Harbor Plan

A 1,500-foot-long cruise pier that would pass under the Red Wolf Bridge in Clarkston is a proposed amenity in the final draft of the Port of Clarkston’s 2022-2027 Parks and Recreation Plan.

A marina with approximately 100 slips would be part of the facility which would be connected to land by a walkway just west of the bridge.

The port is seeking public input on the plan which also details concepts for a trail upgrade at Turning Pointe Business Park west of Clarkston and trail and lighting upgrades at Granite Park.

The document is available at It can also be viewed at the Asotin County Library at 417 Sycamore St. in Clarkston.

Comments are accepted by email at [email protected], by phone at (509) 758-5272 and by fax at (509) 785-1746. The deadline to weigh in on the plan is 2 p.m. Thursday. The document will help the port to obtain subsidies.

Four inductees into the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management Hall of Fame

PULLMAN — Tickets are on sale for the Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management Bellhop Hall of Fame Celebration through March 1.

The event will take place at 5 p.m. at the CUB Senior Ballroom at WSU. Tickets are $125 per person.

This year’s inductees are Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association in Olympia, Washington; Navin Dimond, CEO and President of Stonebridge Companies in Englewood, Colorado; Gregory Rapp, the late founder of Menu Engineer; and Clarice Turner, of Napa, Calif. Turner serves on the board of directors of Delicato Family Wines, the fifth largest wine company in the United States, Blaze Pizza and the National Restaurant Association. She is also a trustee of the Culinary Institute of America.

Downtown Lewiston hair salon debuts

A graduate of the Headmasters School of Hair Design has opened a salon in downtown Lewiston.

Brooke James is the owner of Knotted Fringe at 618 D St., Suite A. She graduated from cosmetology in March 2021 and worked at Rooted Salon & Spa in Lewiston before starting her own business. She is joined by another cosmetologist, Meghan Pomponio.

Most of their clients are women who have their hair cut, styled or colored, but they also offer these services to men and children.

Appointments with James are available by calling (208) 791-5457. Pomponio accepts appointments at (208) 305-4398.

Agricultural producers will be recognized at the event

Farmers in north-central Idaho and southeastern Washington will be honored at a Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet at 5 p.m. March 1 at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel in Lewiston.

The chamber invites around 300 producers to the event for free. The recipients of three college scholarships for area high school graduates will be announced at the event.

The top winner will read the essay they wrote as part of their winning entry. The scholarships are awarded to members of Future Farmers of America and 4-H who plan to study agriculture in college. The Slackwater Rollers, a group, will perform.

Tickets for non-farmers are $45 per person. Registration is available at

Rogers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Lewiston is the presenting sponsor of the event.

Building communities online discussion topic

Civic apathy and pride will be the topic of a spring webinar sponsored by Inland Northwest Partners.

The speaker is Jeff Siegler, a consultant, who travels across the United States and abroad, helping cities restore civic health.

“He believes we need to move beyond economic development and tourism and instead focus on transforming our cities into places where more residents can be proud to call home,” according to an Inland Northwest flyer. Partners.

The two-hour event will take place on March 23 at 9 a.m. The cost to attend the webinar is $30 and registration is available at Avista Corp. is the founding investor of Inland Northwest Partners.