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B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Howard & Marge’ closing after 6 years in Olde Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Howard & Marge’ closing after 6 years in Olde Burien

The ‘Howard & Marge’ boutique clothing store, located at 901 SW 152nd Street, will close May 31 after six years in Olde Burien. Owner Robin Dunkle, who’s been in the fashion industry... [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…

Seahurst Park to be closed from Sept. 3 – April 2014 for major construction

Seahurst Park to be closed from Sept. 3 – April 2014 for major construction

Let’s hope no dead whales wash into town for a while – Burien Parks announced this week that Seahurst Park will close on Sept. 3 – the day after Labor Day – and remain closed through April... [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: 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: 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: 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: Longtime Burien Business Herr Backyard Center Closing June 15

B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Burien Business Herr Backyard Center Closing June 15

Longtime Burien business Herr Backyard Center announced that they will be closing June 15 (NOTE: closing date changed from June 1 after an employee contacted us) after being in their historic Five Corners... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Burien Restaurant ‘Dragon Pearl’ Closing Jan. 1st

B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Burien Restaurant ‘Dragon Pearl’ Closing Jan. 1st

BTB Reader Adrienne Peck tipped us to this via email – longtime Burien restaurant ‘Dragon Pearl,’ located at 15304 1st Ave South, is closing Jan. 1st. “The owners are moving back... [Read more]

Burien City Council Expected To Oppose Latest Move To Consolidate Two Libraries

Burien City Council Expected To Oppose Latest Move To Consolidate Two Libraries

King County Library System Director Bill Ptacek wants to close both the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries and build a new one. by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members are expected to ask King... [Read more]

READER PHOTO: Movers Haul Stuff Out Of Sal’s Deli On Wednesday

READER PHOTO: Movers Haul Stuff Out Of Sal’s Deli On Wednesday

BTB Reader Kathy Reed sent us this pic, taken as she drove by Sal’s Deli in downtown Burien Wednesday (Nov. 23), showing that movers were hauling stuff out of the iconic Burien business, which closed... [Read more]

Burien’s Historic Danish Bakery Sells Its Last Kringle – Possibly To My Family

Burien’s Historic Danish Bakery Sells Its Last Kringle – Possibly To My Family

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Burien’s historic Danish Bakery sold its last Kringles, cookies and pastries Saturday (Oct. 15th), and Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer’s family may have... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: E.B. Foote Can’t Find Buyer, Will Sell Equipment & Close In Fall

B-TOWN BIZ: E.B. Foote Can’t Find Buyer, Will Sell Equipment & Close In Fall

E.B. Foote Winery, located in Burien since 1999, and first put up for sale for $1.25 million last July (read our previous coverage here and here), has not been able to find a buyer, so they’re selling... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Olde Burien Business ‘Zizia’ Will Be Closing Shop April 2nd

B-TOWN BIZ: Olde Burien Business ‘Zizia’ Will Be Closing Shop April 2nd

If Tuesday was any indication, Zizia will be closed before planned (the first week of April). Anna Vornbrock, owner of Zizia in Olde Burien, said she was “slammed” March 1st, the first day of her going-out-of-business sale..

Bernie & Boys, A North Burien Fixture, Will Be Closing After 16 Years

Bernie & Boys, A North Burien Fixture, Will Be Closing After 16 Years

by Ralph Nichols Tom Salle’s repeated comment to customers at his meat counter says it all. So does a message posted on printer paper around the store. Bernie and Boys, a local fixture in Burien and... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Grass Roots Withers In Olde Burien, Will Close June 19th

B-TOWN BIZ: Grass Roots Withers In Olde Burien, Will Close June 19th

by Janet Grella “I’ve got very mixed feelings about closing Grass Roots. I feel like I’m letting people down. But it’s the right choice in this economy,” owner Tina Larson... [Read more]

Sew Long Burien – Longtime Seamstress Closing Shop This Week

Sew Long Burien – Longtime Seamstress Closing Shop This Week

by Rachel M. Lusby & Janet Grella Local seamstress and artist Lupe “Marie” Montes is closing her shop, Marie’s Classical Tailoring & Alterations, located at 824 SW 152nd Street... [Read more]

REMINDER: Cove To Clover Race Is Sunday; Here’s Street Closure Info

REMINDER: Cove To Clover Race Is Sunday; Here’s Street Closure Info

“The Snake” will be out in full force in the area Sunday (Mar. 14), as the 2010 “Cove to Clover” 5k fundraiser race for the Highline Food Bank will kick off at 1pm sharp from the... [Read more]

Burien Arts To Close “Little Blue House” Gallery, “Reposition” Itself

Burien Arts To Close “Little Blue House” Gallery, “Reposition” Itself

Burien Arts (BA) has been part of the area arts scene, community activities and has “lived” in the “Little Blue House” Art Gallery in Dottie Harper Park for nearly 50 years, since... [Read more]

Burien Native Spearheading Effort To Save Zoo's Nocturnal House

Burien Native Spearheading Effort To Save Zoo's Nocturnal House

by Scott Schaefer Scott Gifford was born and raised in Normandy Park, spent a lot of time in Burien, went to school and got his first job here and now works as an attorney in Seattle. His passion now? To... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien’s Two Gated Parks Now Close At 7pm

UPDATE: Burien’s Two Gated Parks Now Close At 7pm

According to our friends at Burien Parks: “Due to seasonal changes, Burien’s two gated parks (Seahurst & Eagle Landing) are now closing earlier. Gates now closed at 7pm.” So, now... [Read more]

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: Scenes From Monday Night’s Rally To Save Evergreen Pool

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: Scenes From Monday Night’s Rally To Save Evergreen Pool

Monday night (Aug. 31st) dozens of residents and concerned citizens held a “Save Our Pool” rally at White Center’s Evergreen Pool, which shutters its doors today (Tues., Sept. 1st) for... [Read more]

King County “Mothballing” 39 Parks, More Than A Third Of Which Are In The Highline Area; What Do YOU Think?

King County “Mothballing” 39 Parks, More Than A Third Of Which Are In The Highline Area; What Do YOU Think?

by Ralph Nichols It’s déjà vu all over again. Closed parks and pools, on top of program and job cuts, have been proposed by the King County executive to balance next year’s operating... [Read more]

Library Closes May 16th; To Re-Open 6/13 In New Building

Library Closes May 16th; To Re-Open 6/13 In New Building

The Burien Library will be closed beginning May 16 in preparation for the move to their new building at Burien Town Square.

However, the large meeting room will be open for holds pickup, returns and Choice Reads only through June 9th.

The grand opening of the new Burien Library building will be Saturday, June 13th at 10am. The new branch will be located at 400 SW 152nd Street in the same building as the new city hall in the Burien Town Square complex…