Drivers headed to Sea-Tac Airport tonight and tomorrow – Monday and Tuesday March 25 and 26 – will find SR-518 closed in both directions between SR-509 and 99 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., according to the... [Read more]
After almost three hours of testimony and discussion Tuesday (Nov. 29), the KCLS Board of Trustees voted unanimously to delay proceeding with the closure and consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard... [Read more]
by Ralph Nichols A “very angry” Burien City Council insisted in a letter Tuesday (Nov. 29) [download PDF here] that King County Library System trustees back away from yet another attempt to close and... [Read more]
Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Wednesday (Nov. 16) that the Al-Ameen Market, located at 630 153rd Street in Burien, was closed by a food inspector at 3 p.m. for the following... [Read more]
According to the State Department of Ecology, Seahurst Park Beach has been re-opened after being closed to swimming Friday (Sept. 16th) due to a sewage spill. According to the state: “Sample results... [Read more]
by Ralph Nichols Proposed consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries was deferred Tuesday (June 28) pending more information about a possible annexation by Burien of the North Highline... [Read more]
by Ralph Nichols This afternoon (May 24) at 5 p.m. in North Bend – about as far away from Burien as possible in King County – the fate of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries may be decided. The... [Read more]
The City of Normandy Park announced Tuesday evening that the road from Sylvester Rd SW to SW Shorebrook, commonly referred to as “Snake Hill,” will be closed to traffic heading down the hill... [Read more]
The Highline School District announced Monday morning (Nov. 22nd) that they will be closing all secondary schools 90 minutes early today due to snow conditions that may impact bus service. High schoolers... [Read more]
Illustration by Dave Branson Burien’s Seahurst Park will be undergoing a major restoration project beginning this winter and continuing until the spring of 2012, the city announced in a statement... [Read more]
Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Wednesday (Sept. 1st) that Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at “levels of concern” in shellfish samples collected along... [Read more]
by Ralph Nichols The long-dreaded day of reckoning for commuters who used South Park Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway – many of them for decades – arrived on June 30 when it was closed forever to... [Read more]
Story and photos by Michael Brunk Dating back to 1931, on Wednesday June 30, 2010 at a little after 8:00 PM the South Park Bridge opened its spans one last time. In the process a vital link across the... [Read more]
by Ralph Nichols The scheduled June 30 closure of the aging South Park Bridge means big changes are looming for motorists â€“ and Metro bus riders â€“ who regularly cross over it. Among those... [Read more]
by Robb Patrickson In a surprise announcement, Sea-Tac Airportâ€™s infamous third runway will be put out of service â€œimmediately and indefinitely,â€ said a spokesman for the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]
On Monday (March 1st) we received an email from Janel Stoneback, announcing that her Emerald City Smoothie store located at the Normandy Park Towne Center had shut its doors. This store, located at 19803... [Read more]
Story and Photo by Janet Grella
A reader tipped The B-Town Blog this morning that Wizards Casino in Burien was closing today. After an investigation, we found out that is indeed true â€“ the doors are closed, and Wizards employed 130 people.
“The city’s (Burien) been great to work with,” said General Manager Pat Hosier.
The decline of Wizards “started with the smoking ban in 2005, where the Casino lost 17% of their customers, and didn’t make them up, and then the economy finished us off,” explained Pat…
Effective Friday, May 1st, Woodmont Elementary School in Des Moines is one of four schools in King County to close due to probable swine flu infections.
No classes will be held, and all students are being told to stay home.
King County Public Health, working with both the Federal Way and Seattle School Districts decided Thursday that the best course of action is to close all schools where probable cases may have attended for at least seven days.
The schools, which are all scheduled to re-open May 8th, include…
UPDATE: Cafe Mia, which closed without warning last Thursday (we first reported on it Saturday 4/25), is planning on remodeling and re-opening as a “family bar and grill” sometime in early to mid-summer, according to co-owner Todd McKittrick.
We spoke with Mr. McKittrick Monday morning (4/27), and he told us that the cafe, as it was, simply wasn’t making enough money. Despite a strong lunchtime crowd, business wasn’t consistent enough, so they decided to close it down.
McKittrick says that a new restaurant will soon open in the same location after a remodel that changes the current cafe to include…
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…
Our “Empress of Information” Marilee Cogswell, the Manager of the Burien Library, sends us this reminder that all area library branches will be closed for staff training this coming Monday... [Read more]