Five Burien businesses get some serious love from The New York Times


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On Thursday, Sept. 13, The New York Times Travel Section published a story entitled: ‘What’s the best Seattle suburb for drinking with teachers, playing with trains and watching chocolate get made? You might want to visit Burien, Wash.’

In it, Writer Mike Seely praises the following B-Town businesses:

  • Bakery Nouveau
  • Smarty Pants Garage
  • Tin Theater
  • Electric Train Shop
  • Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar

“When you think of communities located near major metropolitan airports, you probably of think of noise. But Burien, Wash., a relatively affordable suburb just south of Seattle and west of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, avoids such a fate with flight paths mercifully positioned to the east. Charmed with breathtaking access to Puget Sound, snow-capped Mount Rainier and the wooded trails of Seahurst Park, Burien now has a downtown in the midst of a serious upswing, thanks in part to several outposts of popular Seattle originals.”

Read Mike’s full story here.

In 2010, Seely did an article for The Seattle Weekly on the Tin Theater, and in 2017, he wrote “Searching for Seattle’s Soul in Scrappy Burien.”

B-Town thanks you for the love Mike!

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