During the ongoing pandemic many business owners have faced numerous challenges some have closed their businesses while others have found opportunity and opened new businesses in the Yakima valley.

Valley Mall officials say they have a mix of local and national brands at the mall

Officials at Valley Mall in Union Gap are welcoming a host of new business opening just in time for the holiday season. Mall Vice President Traci Russell says “We know people love to support local businesses, as well as shop their favorite national brands, so we offer a great mix of both here at Valley Mall. The beautiful new café is a great place to enjoy a meal, refuel after holiday shopping, and maybe even catch a glimpse of Santa.”

A new cafe has opened and Hickory Farms is back

A press release from the mall says these new businesses are now open;
Caffeine Connection: Owned and operated by Amy Gostovich, this is the third Yakima location for this popular café.  Enjoy coffee, sandwiches, wraps, sweet treats, and even beer, wine and cider from local breweries and wineries.

Wildjay:  Wildjay is an empowering clothing brand that promotes confidence to rebel against the norm and live a more creative, authentic, fearless life. This Yakima-based company sells men’s and women’s apparel.

Hickory Farms: Make sure to add this family favorite to your holiday shopping list. Filled with high-quality, fresh ingredients, Hickory Farms gift baskets are filled to the brim with savory meats, fresh cheeses, and sweet desserts.

Tahvio’s BBQ: These locally-made rubs and spices are sure to delight the tastebuds. Tahvio's focus is to allow people to experience what food tastes like when there's love it.
Phone Shop: Stay connected all year round with the help of Phone Shop which offers repairs and a variety of cell phone accessories.

Concept: This stylish clothing store moved into a larger space and is now carrying women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing. Concept’s mission is to bring on-trend and affordable clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes and cosmetics into one shopping experience for every style.

A new business will open in 2022 as well

Guitar Center: The store is currently under construction and will open in February. As a company made up of musicians and music lovers, Guitar Center is driven by a shared belief that music is the greatest unifying force in the world.

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