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Ocean5 Social Gathering Space Coming To The South Sound November 2017


Sarah Lemmon

Representing Ocean5

(503) 706-5346

Press Release


Exciting Locally Owned Business Designed for Community, Events and Fun Gig Harbor,

September 11, 2017: Ocean5, an innovative gathering destination, is coming to the South Puget Sound this November. With unique spaces designed to foster unforgettable experiences for groups large and small, Ocean5 is the ideal place for every occasion.

Guests will have many ways to socialize in the 57,000-square-foot building, the first of its kind in the region. Options include a two-story laser challenge arena, exciting game room, 10 pin and duckpin bowling and comfortable spaces throughout. Ocean5 also specializes in private event and party spaces for groups from 5 to over 400, with dedicated event teams and banquet services.

The concept was developed by long-time Gig Harbor resident Troy Alstead, the former chief operating officer of Starbucks. “Ocean5 has been a vision of mine for 10 years,” Alstead said. “Bringing this space to the community where we live and are raising our children is a huge part of that dream. I’m excited to be giving the South Sound a space where friends and groups have enough elbow room to relax and just have fun, whether they stay for an hour, an afternoon or a night out.”

Ocean5 gets its name from the idea that all five of the world’s great oceans are connected. The company’s goal is to provide a place that inspires connections between people, with the community, and the rest of the world, with the mission to enable and inspire small actions that create a positive impact to the health of our oceans, starting with Puget Sound. Ocean5 plans to have programming that includes youth education programs, partnerships with nonprofits and community volunteer events.

Ocean5 is pursuing LEED certification, and is constructed sustainably with materials such as carpet tiles made of recycled fishing nets and reclaimed wood. The building will be heated and cooled by geothermal energy from over 3 miles of wells under the parking lot, significantly reducing energy use for a facility this size.

Also on the property is Table 47, a casual 300-seat restaurant that responsibly sources its ingredients and can be experienced either together or separately from Ocean5. Both businesses are now hiring for all positions. Open roles and applications can be found online at and

This new state-of-the-art facility will be located in the new Olympic Towne Center at 5268 Point Fosdick Drive NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335, just off the Olympic Drive interchange of Highway 16. For more information go to or follow us on Facebook.