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B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Suite Arrangements’ consignment shop closing

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Suite Arrangements’ consignment shop closing

‘Suite Arrangements,’ a furniture consignment shop located in Burien at 136 SW 152nd Street, announced Saturday (Jan. 18) that it will be closing…

B-TOWN BIZ: Page 2 Books sold, will move to new location on SW 152nd

B-TOWN BIZ: Page 2 Books sold, will move to new location on SW 152nd

Page 2 Books – owned and operated by Gayle Collins for nearly 12 years – is getting new owners and a new home on SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien. The bookstore, currently at 15706 First Ave. South,... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

Empty storefronts in Burien – and their impact on local business activity and city tax revenues – have been a major source of concern since the start of the “great recession” five years ago…

B-TOWN BIZ: Page 2 Books – in business for 24 years – is For Sale

B-TOWN BIZ: Page 2 Books – in business for 24 years – is For Sale

Longtime Burien business Page 2 Books – in business for 24 years – is for sale, as co-owner Gayle Collins has decided to retire. “Make your dream of owning a bookstore a reality,” reads... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Wines!’ will Put a Cork in it, to Close by End of April

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Wines!’ will Put a Cork in it, to Close by End of April

Charles R. Tyson, owner of Burien business ‘Wines!’ located on the corner of 6th SW and SW 152nd Street, told The B-Town Blog Friday morning (April 5) that they have decided to put a cork in... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Staples Will Demolish & Move into Old Keg Restaurant Location

B-TOWN BIZ: Staples Will Demolish & Move into Old Keg Restaurant Location

The City of Burien is reporting in its most recent newsletter (download PDF here) that Staples has been issued a demolition permit for the former Piranha Joe’s/Keg Restaurant location at 180 SW 148th... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Industrial Building in Burien Sells for Around $6.5 Million

B-TOWN BIZ: Industrial Building in Burien Sells for Around $6.5 Million

A company called Terreno Realty Corporation this week purchased an industrial property located in south Burien for a purchase price of approximately $6.5 million. The building is located at 18331 8th Avenue... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Black Zia Cantina’ to Open Soon in Old Sal’s Deli Location

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Black Zia Cantina’ to Open Soon in Old Sal’s Deli Location

A new bar/restaurant called Black Zia Cantina will be opening in the location that formerly housed Sal’s Deli – most likely in April or early May – at 15212 6th Ave SW. “Black Zia Cantina... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Suite Arrangements’ Opening New Consignment Store Friday

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Suite Arrangements’ Opening New Consignment Store Friday

A new store – Suite Arrangements – which calls itself “the only dedicated consignor of fine furnishings in West Seattle,” is opening a second, larger store at 136 SW 152nd Street (map below)... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: It’s Confirmed – LA Fitness Will Be Moving Into the Old Saar’s Space

B-TOWN BIZ: It’s Confirmed – LA Fitness Will Be Moving Into the Old Saar’s Space

We’ve heard the rumor for months, but we can finally post the news as it’s just been confirmed – LA Fitness will be opening in the space that formerly held Saar’s Marketplace (which... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Meston’s Thrifts & Gifts is For Sale

B-TOWN BIZ: Meston’s Thrifts & Gifts is For Sale

Meston’s Thrifts and Gifts, located at 919 SW 150th Street, is for sale. Meston’s Thrifts and Gifts, which opened last March at 919 SW 150th, is closing its doors and has been listed as For... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: After Seven Years, Germaine’s Restaurant Closing Sunday

B-TOWN BIZ: After Seven Years, Germaine’s Restaurant Closing Sunday

After seven years, Sunday (Nov. 25) will be the closing day at Germaine’s Country Kitchen, located at 127 SW 153rd Street in Burien. “We had a very good run, but it is time for me to retire... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Prudential NW Realty Officially Becomes Warren Buffett Co.

B-TOWN BIZ: Prudential NW Realty Officially Becomes Warren Buffett Co.

Real Estate Sponsor Prudential Northwest Realty has officially been acquired by Warren Buffett’s company HomeServices of America. Buffett’s company purchased Prudential’s parent company... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Super Supplements Will Open in Five Corners Location Aug. 23

B-TOWN BIZ: Super Supplements Will Open in Five Corners Location Aug. 23

UPDATE 8/9/12: We first reported that Super Supplements will be opening in the old Blockbuster location in the Five Corners shopping center on July 9, and now we have this update: “Looks like it... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Elmer’s Pub has New Owners, Who Are ‘Cleaning the Place Up’

B-TOWN BIZ: Elmer’s Pub has New Owners, Who Are ‘Cleaning the Place Up’

Longtime Burien bar Elmer’s Pub has new owners, who are vowing to “clean the place up.” Rachel Wilson and Kenny Wakefield bought the bar, took it over Aug. 1, and are currently doing... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Fashion Bug Women’s Clothing Store is Closing

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Fashion Bug Women’s Clothing Store is Closing

Fashion Bug, a chain-based women’s clothing store located in the Burien Plaza at 158 SW 148th Street (near Safeway), will be closing soon. The closing appears to be part of a strategy by the company’s... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Another Olde Burien Biz May Be Closing – Goodie Gumdrops

B-TOWN BIZ: Another Olde Burien Biz May Be Closing – Goodie Gumdrops

With near-empty storefronts, shelves and signs proclaiming 50% off, it appears that Goodie Gumdrops, located at 816 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, may be closing. Goodie Gumdrops has served as a toy... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Olde Burien Business Poggi Bonsi is Moving

B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Olde Burien Business Poggi Bonsi is Moving

On the day of the Olde Burien Block Party – Saturday, July 21 – longtime Burien business Poggi Bonsi announced the following on its Facebook page: Thanks for 10 years in Olde Burien! Today is the... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Super Supplements to Open in Old Blockbuster Location

B-TOWN BIZ: Super Supplements to Open in Old Blockbuster Location

Super Supplements will be opening in August in the old Blockbuster location in the Five Corners shopping center near the corner of SW 160th and First Ave South. They’re currently hiring Sales Associates... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien Liquor Store Re-Opens Under New Ownership

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien Liquor Store Re-Opens Under New Ownership

by Jack Mayne Old customers of the Burien state liquor store will hardly know the new place, now open under the ownership of a young couple and you can actually find the lemons or the limes and even the... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: White Cap Frozen Yogurt to Open Tuesday, July 3

B-TOWN BIZ: White Cap Frozen Yogurt to Open Tuesday, July 3

New B-Town biz White Cap Frozen Yogurt announced that they will be opening this Tuesday, July 3rd, and will be holding a grand opening on the 4th of July. Hours on the 4th will be from 11 a.m. – 10... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Saar’s Marketplace is Closing

B-TOWN BIZ: Saar’s Marketplace is Closing

The Saar’s Marketplace grocery store, located at 14905 4th Ave SW in Burien, is closing. Numerous signs have been posted, many extolling special “Store Closing” discounts. Known for... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: New Business EagleRider Seattle’s Grand Opening is this Weekend

B-TOWN BIZ: New Business EagleRider Seattle’s Grand Opening is this Weekend

EagleRider Seattle is a terrific motorcycle rental company, located at 13214 First Avenue South, just north of Burien Bark. They officially opened April 1, but never held a grand opening event. Now, they... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s ‘The Yarn Stash’ Closing End of June

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s ‘The Yarn Stash’ Closing End of June

Family-owned Burien business The Yarn Stash, located at 615 SW 152nd Street, announced that they are not renewing their lease, and are therefore closing. “The time has come to say ‘Good-Bye’... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘White Cap Frozen Yogurt’ to Open Next to Albertson’s Five Corners

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘White Cap Frozen Yogurt’ to Open Next to Albertson’s Five Corners

Soon you’ll be able to serve yourself frozen yogurt and toppings, paid for by the ounce when ‘White Cap Frozen Yogurt’ opens in July in the old ‘Checkmate’ location next to Albertson’s Five Corners…

B-TOWN BIZ: HomeTask Moves In, Upgrades Former Jorstad Jewelers Space

B-TOWN BIZ: HomeTask Moves In, Upgrades Former Jorstad Jewelers Space

The 'JJ' initials, which stood for Jorstad Jewelers, are still visible in front of HomeTask's new offices. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Last month, a Burien business moved into the... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: White Center’s Full Tilt Ice Cream Looking to Expand Into Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: White Center’s Full Tilt Ice Cream Looking to Expand Into Burien

Full Tilt Ice Cream owner Justin Cline told The B-Town Blog Friday (April 27) that he’s considering expanding his growing, local ice cream business into downtown Burien. “We think Burien would... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: BTown Burgers & Shakes Apparently ‘Closed For Repairs’

B-TOWN BIZ: BTown Burgers & Shakes Apparently ‘Closed For Repairs’

BTown Burgers & Shakes, located at 822 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, has apparently been ‘closed for repairs’ for several weeks now, according to our observations, as well as their Facebook... [Read more]