Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Burien Press!
Thereâ€™s nothing like curling up with a newspaper and a cup oâ€™ joe at your neighborhood (and we do mean neighborhood) coffee shop.
That combination has sprung forth on SW 152nd, across from the new library and city hall, in the form of Burien Press, our latest advertiser.
We welcome them aboard the B-Town Blog, and we love the double-entendre of their name, expressed in their slogan: Fine coffee, fine print.
Hence the newspapers and magazines from around the country easily found at the newly-built shop, which also features free wi-fi and lots of electrical outlets, perfect for those who prefer to read things like local blogs.
Co-owners are husband and wife Mark Kearns and Erin Williamson.
â€œWe spent two years looking around Burien for just the right spot,â€ said Erin, a fourth-generation Burien resident.
Mark did the bulk of the build-out. Heâ€™s a carpenter with years of experience with Pacific Studio, where he worked on projects for the Seattle Art Museum, Experience Music Project, and Yellowstone National Park.
The Burien Press interior is warm and smartly designed, featuring fir and other material reclaimed from the siteâ€™s demolition. A deck out back provides sunlight and seclusion.
(How non-corporate. Hmmm. We wonder if an international coffee house conglomerate, headquartered in Seattle, might take a clue here. Naaah! Theyâ€™d never go â€˜neighborhood,â€™ now would they? Just a thought.)
Many of our readers already know Erin. She serves as Executive Director of Burien Arts, which runs the Burien Art Gallery.
Burien Press is not Mark and Erinâ€™s only recent creation. Their son Alder was born just a few weeks ago. His older sister Isla, almost three, couldnâ€™t be more proud.
Alder and Isla. Unique names they are.
â€œTheir names come from my European roots,â€ said Erin. â€œSome of my more nearby relatives think we named our kids Beatrice and Ernest!â€
Stop by and say Hi (you’ll probably see us, or numerous Burien city employees who frequent the joint). Juices, fresh salads and sandwiches are also available.
423 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
Hours: Open daily 6am – 8pm
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