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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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..
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]
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]
by Rachel M. Lusby & Janet Grella Local seamstress and artist Lupe â€œMarieâ€ Montes is closing her shop, Marieâ€™s Classical Tailoring & Alterations, located at 824 SW 152nd Street... [Read more]
“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 (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]
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]
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]
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?
by Ralph Nichols Itâ€™s dÃ©jÃ 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 yearâ€™s operating... [Read more]
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…
After 51 years in their Normandy Park location, Manhattan Drug Store, the neighborhood drug store with “Big city selection and small town service” will soon be writing its last prescription, closing shop and taking their business in a different direction.
â€œWe are very proud to have been entrusted with not only the filling of your prescriptions, but also with giving you advice and counseling in all matters pertaining to your pharmaceutical care. You have made us feel like family,â€ says a letter from the Herbert family…
Normandy Park resident Helga Herrera reads the notice taped to the front window of Cafe Mia, explaining its sudden closure.
Photos and Story by Scott Schaefer
Cafe Mia, located in the Normandy Park Towne Center on First Avenue South, closed suddenly last Thursday (4/21) with no warning.
Saturday afternoon (4/25) the doors were locked, paper covered all windows, no employees were present, and the only information available was a letter taped to a window near the front door, which read…