Hop, Skip, Go Naked.
Hop, Skip, Go Naked is a staple drink on any college campus, which is why we were so excited to find this upgraded version in our favorite cocktail book, Shake. Substitute a local craft vodka (may we suggest Glass Vodka, distilled right here in Seattle) for the cheap stuff we KNOW you were drinking in college and Fremont Brewing Company's Summer Ale for Natural Light and you'll have a drink that satiates even the most discerning palate. 

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June 14, 2014
Ruth's Stream of Consciousness: Piloting a Local Business in an E-Commerce World

I've been thinking a lot about the growing success of e-commerce and its effect on our local businesses. What would happen to the neighborhood I grew up in if our dependable grocery store of 60 years (which I've been frequenting for the past 51) went out of business? I personally know that many residents here would be devastated. I depend on them for that last minute cilantro I forgot to grab at Whole Foods, or that load of Ice Cream my stoned sister is craving.

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March 24, 2014
HOLIDAY POP-UP AT U-VILLAGE!
We're popping up at University Village for a second holiday season! This year, find our storefront pop-up in the village's newest row of shops at 45th St and 26th Ave. We'll be in business all of November and December 2013, showing love for our favorite local artists like Alchemy Goods and Little Orange Room...

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October 22, 2013
BUY AMERICA! NUBE ON ABC NEWS!

December 12, 2012
The challenge is on: buy American Made for the holidays and ABC News went straight to the source of American sourced and made holiday gifts for this powerful segment on U.S. jobs and meaningful holiday gifting. We think our founder Ruth sums it up quite well! 

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February 08, 2013
THE IMPACT OF BUYING LOCAL


November 13, 2010 
For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays local. Spend it online non-locally and nothing comes home. 
via the 3/50 Project

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February 07, 2013