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Burien’s first ‘First Friday’ will be held throughout downtown on June 7

Burien’s first ‘First Friday’ will be held throughout downtown on June 7

BURIEN’S FIRST FRIDAY THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST’S NIGHT OUT! Burien businesses are throwing the doors open with Burien’s ‘First Fridays,’ an evening of uncommon experiences. The first ‘First... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Downtown Burien looks so alive on a dark Sunday night

PHOTOS: Downtown Burien looks so alive on a dark Sunday night

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great, colorful photos of Downtown Burien at night, of which he says: “This is a pretty dreary time of year. Mostly gray. I find that getting out at night (if you... [Read more]

VIDEO: New ‘Downtown Burien’ arch installed on SW 152nd Street Tuesday

VIDEO: New ‘Downtown Burien’ arch installed on SW 152nd Street Tuesday

On Tuesday morning (July 18), SW 152nd Street was closed between 1st and 2nd Ave SW to install the new ‘Downtown Burien’ arch, which was lifted by a crane into place where a previous arch was... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Construction has begun on rebuilding SW 152nd Gateway Arch

FOLLOWUP: Construction has begun on rebuilding SW 152nd Gateway Arch

With the support columns in place, now all that’s needed is a new arch. Photo courtesy City of Burien. Construction has begun on replacing the “Downtown Burien” Gateway Arch in the 130... [Read more]

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Portion of the original ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, pre-Feb. 2016 – back when it was still standing. Construction to rebuild the Burien Downtown Gateway Arch on SW 152nd Street is slated... [Read more]

Major police activity in downtown Burien Monday night was due to robbery call

Major police activity in downtown Burien Monday night was due to robbery call

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was in downtown Burien on Monday night (March 13), police tell us that just before 8 p.m. they received a call of a robbery in the area of SW 152nd... [Read more]

City of Burien opening Downtown Mobility Storefront Studio Wednesday

City of Burien opening Downtown Mobility Storefront Studio Wednesday

The City of Burien is preparing a Downtown Mobility Plan, and are opening a Storefront Studio this Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 25. The Plan will focus on how you get to Downtown Burien and... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Downtown Burien’ archway on SW 152nd destroyed; new videos added

UPDATE: ‘Downtown Burien’ archway on SW 152nd destroyed; new videos added

Portion of the ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, back when it was still standing.Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer A crane truck knocked down the ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign... [Read more]

COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes

COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes

by Marlaina Lieberg On March 16, 2015, I began to see downtown Burien through very different eyes. That is the day my new Guide Dogs for the Blind guide, Nisha, arrived. Typically, the blind handler goes... [Read more]

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

The Burien Police Department announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday (Oct. 22) that, due to last Sunday morning’s shooting on SW 152nd Street near Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (we were first... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Art Clock Sign Reflection, Cherry Blossoms & More…

PHOTO FRIDAY: Art Clock Sign Reflection, Cherry Blossoms & More…

by Scott Schaefer On Friday afternoon (Feb. 19th), it was such a spring-like winter’s day that I decided to take a long walk around downtown Burien and go on a “photo safari.” Armed with... [Read more]