216 Commercial Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States of America
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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 the downtown district, until moving in 2016 to its current home. Currently owned by Nick Rennis (The Drink Up Honey, Indie Street, Buffet) 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.
From I-5: Take the Anacortes/San Juan Ferry exit in Burlington and head west on Hwy. 20 towards Anacortes. In about 15-20 miles - Hwy. 20 spurs onto Commercial Avenue in Anacortes -head to your right. Follow Commercial Ave. all the way North, past 12th Street into the Old Town district and past 3rd Street. We will be on the left, close to Bikespot and Marine Supply.