Development south of the city
DeYoung's vision that the "business block would greatly expand, mainly down the valley in the direction of Redmond," has yet to come to fruition, given the urban-rural line, the agricultural land adjacent to the South Bypass and the city limits.
But the west side of the valley has continued its industrial march, with the addition of Winsome Trading, Inc.'s 160,000-square-foot building (Woodinville's largest) adorned with two five-ton elephants, trunks raised high for good luck. The warehouse, located on SR-202, receives Winsome home furnishings from the entire Pacific Rim for U.S. distribution.
Keep your eye on the parcel across from the Hollywood Schoolhouse behind Chevron, where Barbara Kelson has assumed the responsibility for three historic buildings: the old house previously on the Molbak's lot and two of the houses on NE 175th Street. She envisions a bed-and-breakfast operation for these buildings, with a long-term plan of developing a Country Village atmosphere in the Tourist District Overlay.
Tourism boosted in the valley
The Redhook Brewery teamed up with mainstays Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Winery and Molbak's to draw tourists from around the country and world to the tiny hamlet of Woodinville, known to some as Napa Valley North.
Following suit, SilverLake Winery and Aviator Ales have property and plans near the SR-202/NE 145th Street corner.
The Chamber of Commerce began its efforts to draw more visitors to Woodinville's wine and ale country, and with funds from the city produced lure brochures, events calendars, and business indices. Their effort continues into 1997 with an additional $55,000 from Woodinville, with the possibility of as much as $82,000.
Columbia Winery is still the stop for the Dinner Train, and most residents have seen tour buses come and go from each of the attractions on that corner.