Three Renton businesses finished first and seven others finished in the top five in their categories in Evening Magazine’s The Best of Western Washington.
Two Renton companies, JayMarc Development and The Mosaic Co., have been named two of the “Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Big Mac has risen from the ashes of a storm-related fire last December that destroyed the McDonald’s restaurant on Rainier Avenue.
Although the restaurant opened for business on Oct. 21, dignitaries, including state Sen. Margarita Prentice, and well-wishers gathered Wednesday for a grand opening. The roughly 50 in attendance received tours of what’s touted as one of McDonald’s new state-of-the-art restaurants. Of course, there were samples.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Terry Higashiyama, community services administrator for the City of Renton, and she told me about a program that the city runs that was new to me. I thought if I hadn’t heard about it, some of you might not have. It’s the Housing Repair Assistance Program (HRAP), which has been in existence since 1978.
An interactive golf retailer – Golf Galaxy – gets into the swing of things with its grand opening Nov. 14 at The Landing.
The store is the first Golf Galaxy in Washington state.
Regal Cinemas The Landing Stadium 14 opens Friday. To celebrate, the new movie theater is holding four days of ticket, popcorn and soft drink deals.
With all the talk about the economy recently, the plunging stock market and soaring gas and food prices, it is hard NOT to be a little bit nervous about the future these days. We’ve even heard the words “next Great Depression” more than once in the past several weeks. My parents were children of that era and it was an awfully scary time according to them — food and gasoline were often hard to come by. My uncle in his later years refused to eat jelly from that “darn Mrs. Smuckers” (I cleaned it up a bit), because he ate so much of it during the Depression. Being the eternal optimist, I am a believer that it won’t get to that anytime soon. But, unfortunately, there are a lot of Renton citizens among us whose cupboards ARE bare right now and you can help them.
It has been 26 years, but Annie Boyington still remembers her first truffle. It was 1982, and she was at Sal Anthony’s Restaurant just north of New York City’s Greenwich Village. The truffle came with an espresso after the Italian meal.
I’ve been doing a lot of shopping and dining out recently, and the good news is almost all of my dollars have been spent in Renton. This is a good thing because I always shop Renton first. The choices at The Landing are expanding almost every time I drive there. I bought a wedding gift at Target, a household item at Lowe’s, pet food at PetSmart and computer supplies at Staples – without even having to move my car! If there are parties in your future — or entertaining over the holidays – check out the new Everything Party! It has an array of items, including tropical, Halloween costumes, and any theme idea you can possibly imagine. A huge addition to Renton!
Renton Farmers Market ended its season Sept. 16. But several vendors continued hawking their wares at an After Market Market the following Tuesday — not at The Piazza, but at Greenfresh Market.
Sabrina Mirante, who began working at the Renton Chamber of Commerce five years ago as a part-time administrative assistant, has been promoted to administrative vice president.
The Renton Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Business Expo Oct. 11 in conjunction with the Fall Harvest Festival at the Spirit of Washington Event Center and Piazza Park downtown.
It’s hard to believe that Renton schools are already back in session. I was one of those very weird kids…
Question: what does cheesecake, passion fruit cake and lemon-dill chicken have in common? Answer: It’s all prepared in the same spot: Creative Kitchen Works LLC.
Joe’s Sports & Outdoor has opened its doors at the The Landing in north Renton.
There’s something that dentists like to say.
Two weeks ago, I told you about my tour of Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre. I told you that I had met some delightful folks — each one with a story, each with a life well-lived. I promised to tell you about Maury. Maurice Marler to be exact.
Gourmet food, concierge services, espresso café, e-mail accounts and rooftop terraces. Not exactly the retirement homes my grandparents feared being “sent” to in their older years. Last week, I had a three-hour tour of Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre. My guide was Linda Asaif, their community relations director. Within minutes, I knew that this was some special place.
Real-estate staging was once a foreign term to Sue Lunsford.
“You need to do what?” That was Lunsford’s reply to the Realtor friend who asked her to stage a home.
When Mary Clymer returned to Renton from Los Angeles, one of her first stops was City Hall to search for an I (heart/love) Renton button, similar to the one that her grandfather, Earl Clymer, used to wear daily – even beyond when he was Renton’s mayor. City staff told her that they hadn’t made the buttons for almost 20 years. Mary sought to rectify that situation and now stocks her own smaller buttons in her store – happy delusions – on Third and Main.