Discover Burien Seeking Storage Space Downtown

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Discover Burien (we’re members, and Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board) is in need of storage space in the downtown Burien area – can you (or anyone you know) help?

If you’re not familiar with this local non-profit business organization, its current mission statement is “Discovering better ways to promote Burien“; here’s more from its website:

Four main objectives are basic to the purposes of Discover Burien:

A. Promotions: Various means of educating and informing the citizens of Burien is a primary focus. Event promotions are one of the primary means of reaching the citizens.

B. Organizations: Discover Burien promotes the concerns of the commercial business areas at the city, county and special district level.

C. Economic Restructuring: Discover Burien is a center for recruitment of new stores to balance the retail mix; devising and writing marketing packages for interested owners and landlords who want to recruit new business into their spaces, and advising in all aspects of relocating into our city.

D. Design: Discover Burien has a goal of recommending appropriate uses and design standards for the commercial area development. Currently Discover Burien coordinates the annual city cleanup, “Clean Sweep”, the ongoing efforts of the city clean-up crews that daily empty the trash barrels and help clean the streets in the business areas. It sponsors events that will bring citizens from within and without the city to our core. These include the Thursday Farmers Market, Fathers Day Car Show, Discover Burien Annual Awards Dinner & Slient Auction, Summer & Fall Carnivals, Boo In Burien and Winterfest in Olde Burien. In 2011 Discover Burien joined forces with many nonprofit organizations in the community to partner and promote their events and causes. This program is one that renews yearly through an application process called the Event Partnership Program.

Some backstory on the storage space: for the last five years Discover Burien has shared an approximate 2,000 square foot storage facility with the City of Burien on SW 151st Street. This is where all the tents, tables, trash carts (for Team Clean Sweep) and other supplies were kept. It was a convenient space that the city rented to the organization.

Well, the city announced recently that it is not going to renew its lease of this building, so Discover Burien needs space after April 30th, 2013.

Here are Discover Burien’s needs:

Must be in the downtown commercial area – SW 153rd, SW 152, SW 151st between 1st and 10th SW.

  • 700 – 800 square feet
  • Concrete or tile floor preferred
  • 24/7 secure access
  • Bathroom
  • Hose faucet
  • Floor drain or the ability to wash out carts outside
  • Taller ceilings are better
  • Heated with good lighting

In return for storage space, Discover Burien will pay a reasonable rent.

If you can help – or know someone who can, please contact Gina Bourdage, Executive Director at 206.433.2882 or [email protected].

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