By Lindsay Peyton
When West Seattle residents Laurel and Andrew Trujillo couldn’t find their ideal bar in their neck of the woods, they decided to just build one themselves.
“We’ve lived here for nine years, and we could see what was missing,” Laurel said. “Andrew and I would hop on our bikes on the weekends and want to have a beer in the sun, but there was nowhere to go.”
The couple opened their dream business around five months ago – Ounces, a taproom and beer garden serving exclusively Washington-sourced microbrews, ciders and wine.
Now that the dust is settling on their totally renovated space, the spot is becoming a neighborhood favorite.
Laurel Trujillo makes it a point to turn her customers into regulars.
“If you come here twice, I’m going to remember your face,” she said. “The third time, I’ll know your name. And either Andrew or I are always here. We’re that type of establishment.”
They both have a background in marketing – so creating their own business plan wasn’t exactly a stretch.More ›