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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]

PHOTOS: Who’s the punk who pulled the ‘g’ off the ‘Angelo’s of Burien’ sign?

PHOTOS: Who’s the punk who pulled the ‘g’ off the ‘Angelo’s of Burien’ sign?

Andrew Ricci of Angelo’s of Burien wants to know who pulled the “g” off their wood-cut Angelo’s sign at around 4:44 a.m. on Sunday morning (Feb. 8) – recognize this punk? “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: In an attempt to ‘help,’ resident puts giant Band-Aid on Burien sign

PHOTOS: In an attempt to ‘help,’ resident puts giant Band-Aid on Burien sign

BTB Reader Andrew Birklid sent us the following photos – showing his efforts to help fix some of the damage caused by an angry driver on a rampage in August (read our previous coverage here) – and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: “B-Town Scoop” Sign Removed, To Be Refurbished For “Statements”

PHOTOS: “B-Town Scoop” Sign Removed, To Be Refurbished For “Statements”

On Thursday morning (April 22), a sign company put its crane in position and gently removed the “B-Town Scoop” neon sign from above the one-time ice cream shop storefront at 917 SW 152nd Street... [Read more]

If You Want Something Done In Burien, Just Email Us – Here’s Proof…

If You Want Something Done In Burien, Just Email Us – Here’s Proof…

Sunday morning (Oct. 11th) we posted a Guest Editorial by Jim Branson that scolded the City of Burien for not following its own anti-graffiti ordinance on the “Welcome to Burien” sign in Olde... [Read more]

PHOTO: Grocery Outlet's Sign: "Burien's Spring Pot Sale"!

PHOTO: Grocery Outlet's Sign: "Burien's Spring Pot Sale"!

Toke, er we mean Tip of the bong, er Hat to BTB Reader and local Writer/Talent Don Crawley, who alerted us to this humorous message on the Grocery Outlet sign on 4th Ave SW near SW 150th.

We’ve always thought this store was crowded because of the bargains, but now we know the real reason: it’s Burien’s Spring Pot Sale!

Some other bad attempts at lame pot humor come to mind, like:

  • “No wonder those shoppers are buying such large quantities of Twinkies…and they’re so mellow!”Don Crawley
  • “Clean up in aisle three – the entire stack of discount munchies have been spilled again!”
  • Listen closely to the Muzak that’s played in the store next time you’re there – nothing but Grateful Dead and Phish.
  • Note the name of the espresso stand in the background – it’s called “Red Eye Expresso” for a reason!

Have any pot-related joke ideas?

Dump ’em in Comments below, ‘cuz we could all use a chuckle now and then…

PHOTO: “We Make Drfams Comf Truf”

PHOTO: “We Make Drfams Comf Truf”

Doncha just love it when signmakers run out of letters and have to get creative?

But can an “F” really substitute for an “E“?

Yeah, we don’t think so either…so we give this Burien signmaker an “F” make that an “E” seeing that’s the letter they need most.

I guess their drfams won’t comf truf either…

PHOTO: Our Favorite Burien Sign (At Least For Now)

PHOTO: Our Favorite Burien Sign (At Least For Now)

We love the character this town we call Burien exudes, and today we’re featuring our current fave sign, which is perched atop a semi-new Mexican restaurant located at 14445 Ambaum Blvd SW called... [Read more]

“Oak Untre Ote” Opening In Burien Soon?

“Oak Untre Ote” Opening In Burien Soon?

We’re always excited to see new businesses opening in our ‘hood, so we practically wet our pants when we spotted this signage by our blog offices near Ambaum Blvd. and SW 151st. We were especially... [Read more]

Coyote Warning In North Hill Neighborhood

Coyote Warning In North Hill Neighborhood

Got an email tip about coyotes being spotted in the North Hill neighborhood near 195th South and South 8th Avenue (map below), where we took this photo of a posted warning sign: According to our BTB Tipster: We... [Read more]

Found: Sign Of Confusion

Found: Sign Of Confusion

Isn’t it a sign of the apocalypse when a sign contradicts itself like this? How can a “Rent To Own” store be “For Lease“?  We found this sign on 16th SW near SW 104th... [Read more]

Whatever You Do, Don’t You Dare Fish Or Hunt At The New Development On Maplewild

Whatever You Do, Don’t You Dare Fish Or Hunt At The New Development On Maplewild

Last week we posted a comedy bit about the new development at the top of Maplewild, called Where the Streets Have No Name. Yet. (our personal fave was SW Deforestation Drive). Coincidentally (or not?),... [Read more]

End Of An Era As Jorstad Jewelers Sign Comes Down

End Of An Era As Jorstad Jewelers Sign Comes Down

Happened upon this rather sad yet surreal scene today in downtown B-Town: Streets mostly vacant, the area eerily quiet, as two workers dismantled and lowered the Jorstad Jewelers sign on SW 152nd before... [Read more]

“The Fine Print” Photo Series #1: Discount Tire Banner

“The Fine Print” Photo Series #1: Discount Tire Banner

BURIEN – Ever see a sign and wonder what it really means? We here at the B-Town Blog often drive aimlessly around the area, burning up precious fossil fuels, cranking our crazy kid music up loud,... [Read more]