New Business is Booming in Lakewood

New businesses are springing up all over Lakewood. 732 new businesses were approved in Lakewood in 2021, and net business growth for the year was 138.

In recent months, we’ve seen grand openings (and reopenings) galore in the food and beverage sector.

Crumbl Cookies‘ first location opened just a few years ago in 2017 – they’re off to a sizzling start. When we arrived at their grand opening in Lakewood, a line wove out the door and around the building. The Lakewood location is the latest product of the company’s spree of openings through the South Sound.

Quite a line had formed for the shop’s first day in Lakewood
Crumbl is known to offer new, creative cookies each week.

The Lake City Pub has been around for a while, but the pandemic forced an extended closure of the business. They reopened their doors at last in December. The pub offers fresh food, craft cocktails, and a warm and friendly ambiance.

The pub’s fun decor is the vision of owner Lauren Lively.
The pub’s inviting exterior murals set the mood for a fun visit.

“The one thing about the hospitality industry is that they are resilient – they work so hard, and it’s all about their customers.”
Linda Smith, CEO of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce

A Boost for BIPOC Business Owners

One especially beneficial program for local startups is the Pierce County BIPOC Business Accelerator. BIPOC and female entrepreneurs can benefit from grants and assistance to help their businesses get up and running. The City of Lakewood contributes to the program with American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Lakewood’s Newest Businesses: 2021 & 2022

Lakewood’s business community grew by 138 last year, and that growth spanned a number of sectors and business districts. New logistics firms set up shop in the Woodbrook Business District. New food service businesses popped up in the Towne Center. New service providers moved in along Bridgeport.

Here are just a few of the latest firms to begin the process to open in or move to Lakewood:

  • Aces 2020
  • Aero Precision USA
  • Acosta Windows
  • Akil Health Nursing
  • Ali Family Transportation
  • Amazon
  • American Traditional Athletics
  • AMS Construction
  • Beyond Smoothie
  • Black Brands Consulting
  • C & L Siding and Welding
  • Café Point
  • Capstone Medical Supplies
  • Car One Motors
  • Cardinal Clinic P.S.
  • CBMS Janitorial
  • Choripan Argentinian Cuisine
  • Craft Theory
  • Craftsman Design Homes
  • Crumbl Cookies
  • Dancer Distribution
  • East Coast Van Lines
  • Electraspa School of Esthetics
  • Euro Collision 1
  • Fala Philly’s Food Truck
  • Hall of Framers Construction
  • Mathnasium of Lakewood
  • May Café
  • Michele L Hines MD
  • MJF Enterprises
  • MR Print Wraps
  • Musette Piano Studio
  • Neurostim TMS
  • Pacific Point Auto
  • Seoul Bowl Food Truck
  • Van Law Firm
  • Watson Signature Event Center
  • Wet Rabbit Express Car Wash
  • Wisdom Elite

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