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Kid to Kid, a retail franchise that buys and sells children’s and maternity goods, has opened a store in Covington at 16908 SE. 269th Pl.
Covington Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership meeting is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. next Thursday at Radcliffe Place, 13510 SE. 272nd St.
More than four years in the making, the grand opening of Costco in Covington tomorrow is being hailed as a significant moment for both the wholesale warehouse company and the city.
Prices that sellers in King County and regionally are getting for their homes have followed the economy’s downturn, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service, a residential real estate organization that tracks the housing market in western Washington.
I have been encouraged to share my story. I must admit it is not your everyday story. Instead, it is a unique experience had by a young mom with a shop full of 3,000 boxes.
Bianca Collings and Cadie Brockbnk are co-directors of the Sassy Mei Home and Gift Show. They created the organization – which is based in Maple Valley, as are most of their vendors and sponsors – when fuel prices started to climb and consumers were looking to stay local. Sassy Mei hosts two large gift shows each year for participating artisans and businesses to sell their goods at Elk Run Golf Course. The next show is scheduled for Oct. 10-11. To find out more about Sassy Mei, the Reporter talked to Collings.
Covington hosts business event
Puget Sound Energy‘s natural gas rates will rise about 10 percent beginning today, adding an estimated $8.49 to the monthly bills of residential ratepayers.
Target wants to build a store in downtown Covington, but the idea is easier said than done. The property Target wants to set up shop on is a 20-acre parcel next door to Covington Elementary School, which is part of the Kent School District. The city would like the school site, which is 17 acres, and the neighboring site owned by Ashton Development to be developed together as a mixed-use commercial and residential project.
Shalini Bansal is the new economic development manager for the city of Covington. The new position, funded through the city’s utility tax, is a key in planning for Covington’s growth. She talked to the Reporter about her new duties, which she started Aug. 11.
After several years of operations and more than 600 patients, Valley Medical Center’s Washington Bariatric and Weight Loss Center is closing.
Safeway in Maple Valley is among 30 grocery stores in Washington where shoppers will soon to be able to sample wine and beer.
Shalini Bansal, who has worked in city or state governments in five states, has been hired by the city of Covington as its new economic development manager.