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Inland Octopus mural discussion continues

Credit: David Jacobson

Molly Johanson

September 22, 2011

It's been more than a year since the large colorful Octopus mural was painted in front of the Inland Octopus toy store at 7 E. Main St. As of this week, the fines against the mural for violating city codes that have been accruing at a rate of $100 a day since October 14, 2010, will exceed $35,000. Afte...

Inland Octopus showcases Whitman talent

Credit: Molly Johanson

Sean McNulty

February 10, 2011

Local toy store Inland Octopus may be marketed for kids, but an upcoming three-month entertainment series hopes to change this by showcasing the talents of local performers from both Whitman College and the Walla Walla community. "Basically, when people come into the store, it's an entertainment experience,"...

Walla Walla provides local gifts

Nate Lessler

December 2, 2010

With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to check out for holiday gifts: all within just a very short distance of campus. 1. Bright's Candies...

Octopus supporters up in arms at City Council meeting

Molly Johanson

October 14, 2010

On the crisp afternoon of Monday, Oct. 11, the Walla Walla City Hall was at full capacity. Tie-dyed octopus shirts dotted the room. It was clear this was no ordinary city council meeting. The reason for this increased turnout concerned the last item on the agenda for the evening: the Inland Octopus f...

Inland Octopus mural differs from downtown color palette

Photo Credit: Julia Bowman

Molly Johanson

September 23, 2010

If you're walking down Main Street, you may notice that the predominant palette of Walla Walla's buildings appears to be muted wine colors: that is, until you reach the storefront of the Inland Octopus toy shop. A big, bright new mural covers the 650-square foot front of the building, depicting a w...

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