The Business, a retail experiment (whose past employees include Karl Blau and Phil Elverum), was founded in 1978 by Anacortes legend Glen DesJardins. In its humble beginnings The Business carried everything from stained glass and books to bird seed and photography equipment. Bret Lunsford (Beat Happening, D+) owned The Business from 1995-2004, when it was home to KNW-YR-OWN. Liz and Jensen Lovelett owned the store from 2005-2010 and moved it to its new home in the historical downtown district. Currently owned by Nick Rennis (The Drink Up Honey, Indie Street) The Business continues to culture Anacortes via its selection of new and used LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs and more. In 2012 Nick and Evie Opp began The Business Distro-, which continues to grow and expand the role of The Business on a global scale. The Business has been an oasis for countless local musicians and craftsmen for years – you name it and we’ll promote it. We’re also a great venue for free in-stores – please check our events for more information and our current schedule.
e-mail ~ nick[at]thebusinessanacortes[dot]com