Jen Stearns, 25, opened Urban Sprouts during Pop-Up Downtown last month. The store, she said, is the intersection of plants and community - Leah Abraham

New tenants sprouting at Cortona building

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 12:35PM

Cortona building is beginning to buzz again with activity as two new businesses, Urban Sprouts and Griot Gallery, are starting to catch many people's eyes.


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Puget Sound Energy joins western Energy Imbalance Market

  • Oct 3, 2016 at 2:53PM

The EIM is an energy supply market that serves real-time demand every 15 minutes and dispatches power every five minutes with the lowest cost energy.

Marti Reeder, Realtor, Broker

Home Prices Up 10.4% in Washington

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released its latest Quarterly Home Price Index, and we’ve got great news – in the Pacific region, home prices are up 8.01%. In Washington state, home prices are up 10.4%. Home prices actually increased in every state but Vermont. This is fantastic news if you are thinking of...

Marti Reeder, Realtor, Broker

How Much Homeowner’s Insurance Do I Need?

Homeowner’s insurance is insurance coverage that protects your home, its contents and other assets in the event of fire, theft, vandalism, accident, storm or other disaster. Homeowner’s insurance also covers liabilities if someone is hurt on your property. Some coverages for your home are not included in a standard policy. For example, floods and earthquakes...

Pop-up event to celebrate new businesses

  • Sep 9, 2016 at 11:38AM

The Community and Economic Development department is organizing Pop-Up Downtown on Sept. 16, a celebration that’s coinciding with the unveiling of the Cortona Building - the old Renton Western Wear building — on South Third Street.

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