Cutters Point at Fred Meyer has new owners

Cutters Point at Fred Meyer in Covington has new owners.

As of Feb. 24 Cindy and Alan McLurg along with partners Ellery and Fritzi Heer own the coffee shop.

Alan McLurg is excited about the new venture.

“I’ve been going there for years, since it was Austin Chase,” McLurg said. “In December they mentioned they wanted to sell it.”

It was a quick turn around on the sale, especially since all four still have their day jobs, and Ellery Heer said they only made the decision about a month ago.

Both couples live just a few minutes away from downtown Covington.

McLurg wanted to assure patrons they don’t want to change anything.

“We’ve kept all the baristas and all the staff so we can keep the regulars happy,” McLurg said.

And you’ll find Heer behind the counter, too, making the most of his experience working at Pike Place Market.

The store is a favorite meeting place for city officials and pit stop for King County Sheriff’s deputies.

Cutters Point Coffee was founded in Gig Harbor in 2001, according to the corporate Web site, and stores are available as franchises. There are currently 15 locations primarily in Western Washington.