b-town biz Section

B-TOWN BIZ: Grand Opening of Charlie’s Restaurant is this weekend

B-TOWN BIZ: Grand Opening of Charlie’s Restaurant is this weekend

The Grand Opening of Charlie’s Restaurant in Normandy Park will be this weekend. Doors open for the first time to the public this Friday, Jan. 12 from 4-9 p.m., and again on Saturday Jan. 13 from... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘The Point’ will be open for preview weekend starting at 4pm Friday

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘The Point’ will be open for preview weekend starting at 4pm Friday

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer As we first reported last May, the new restaurant/sports bar ‘The Point Liquor & Eats’ has taken over – and seriously renovated – the old Mick... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: What’s an ‘Oilerie’? See on TV tonight & soon at Burien Town Square

B-TOWN BIZ: What’s an ‘Oilerie’? See on TV tonight & soon at Burien Town Square

Spotted on SW 152nd Street in the Burien Town Square building is a new sign of life – the distinctive “The Oilerie” logo graces a space on Burien’s main street, where owners Marty... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Mick Kelly’s closes, will re-open as sports bar under new ownership

B-TOWN BIZ: Mick Kelly’s closes, will re-open as sports bar under new ownership

You may have noticed that, around May 1, Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub – at 435 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien – closed very quietly, signage was removed, and paper was put up, blocking the windows. A... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Children’s consignment shop ‘smallclothes’ opens in Olde Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: Children’s consignment shop ‘smallclothes’ opens in Olde Burien

Photos by Sterling Paris ‘smallclothes,’ a new consignment shop, has opened in the space at 901 SW 152nd Street – formerly home to ‘Howard and Marge’ – in Olde Burien. “Hello... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Ribbon cut at new LA Fitness Thursday

B-TOWN BIZ: Ribbon cut at new LA Fitness Thursday

Photo courtesy City of Burien.   A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held by the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce at the new LA Fitness in Burien on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15. Burien City Councilmember... [Read more]

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]