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Nalley’s brand: A story of losing our local history

This Crosscut article lays out a little history for the brand that is the namesake of Tacoma's Nalley Valley. It also asks the question of what it means for local brands to be bought out by big national corporations.

And now it looks like a new brand may be coming to the area, with the word that the first licence in Pierce County for processing of recreational marijuana went to a business located in the Nalley Valley.

The Nalley factory that was one of Tacoma's largest employers may be gone, but the name remains. Maybe we're too old fashioned, but it's hard to think that the Rainier Gardens name will have quite the place in local kitchens that Nalley's has.

Read more at Crosscut


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