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Crumbl Cookies to open Federal Way store in early June

A weekly rotating menu of gourmet, fresh-baked cookies to be available soon.

 

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23, 2020. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Thank you for celebrating the Best of Federal Way | 2021 winners

See the list of winners below

 

Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)

Former Seahawks player Cassius Marsh cashes in on trading cards

Marsh and his friend open physical and online trading card store as collectibles boom amid pandemic.

 

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First large-scale, human composting facility in the world will open in Auburn

“It’s what nature meant us to do. We just do it faster.”

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Owners of Manic Meatballs, Carrie Stalder (left) and Chad Stalder. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Federal Way family owns Swedish meatball drive-thru restaurant near JBLM

A Federal Way family owns what has to be the only Swedish meatball drive-thru restaurant in the area. For Carrie and Chad Stalder, opening Manic… Continue reading

Owners of Manic Meatballs, Carrie Stalder (left) and Chad Stalder. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Photo courtesy of Fastsigns Federal Way (32610 Pacific Highway S. Suite b-4 in Federal Way).

Shop Local campaign supports FW business community

A local business campaign has now grown into a go-to site for information on more than 3,000 businesses in Federal Way. In partnership with the… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Fastsigns Federal Way (32610 Pacific Highway S. Suite b-4 in Federal Way).
Five years of winning (and counting) for some Federal Way businesses.

Five years of winning (and counting) for these Federal Way businesses

Five is the new lucky number for several Federal Way businesses. The 2021 Best of Federal Way contest marks the fifth-consecutive year of first place… Continue reading

Five years of winning (and counting) for some Federal Way businesses.
Most of the Brickyard Pub staff members pictured at the bar's Christmas party in 2017. Photo courtesy of Celeste Locke

Brickyard Pub is here for a good time and a long time

Neighborhood pub voted Best Bar/Nightclub in Federal Way.

Most of the Brickyard Pub staff members pictured at the bar's Christmas party in 2017. Photo courtesy of Celeste Locke
Northshore Automotive and RV Repair staff pictured (L-R): JR Moergeli, Jason Frank, Derek Carter, and front, Art Rood. Photo courtesy of Ryan Hoover

Northshore Automotive and RV Repair wins first Best of Federal Way award

The local repair shop is dedicated to serving their neighbors, owner says.

Northshore Automotive and RV Repair staff pictured (L-R): JR Moergeli, Jason Frank, Derek Carter, and front, Art Rood. Photo courtesy of Ryan Hoover
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Tantalize your taste buds with these winning restaurants in Federal Way

Yes, it is possible to eat your way through Federal Way. While there may be too many meals to taste in a single day, you… Continue reading

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Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)

King County considers grocery store worker hazard pay for those in unincorporated areas

The King County Metropolitan Council will vote during its next meeting on whether to grant hazard pay to grocery store workers employed by large stores… Continue reading

Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)
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Two businesses celebrate grand openings in Federal Way

Old Navy, Azteca Mexican Restaurant now open.

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Photo courtesy of Cinemark Theatres

Cinemark’s Century Federal Way Theatre to reopen Feb. 5

Three other Cinemark locations in Washington also reopening Friday.

Photo courtesy of Cinemark Theatres
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WA Democrats consider new tax on billionaires

Plan could raise $5 billion from fewer than 100 taxpayers. Detractors fear it could drive Washington’s wealthiest out of state.

  • Feb 4, 2021
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Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership

Restaurant reprieve: State to relax some indoor restrictions

On Monday, area restaurants and certain entertainment venues may resume indoor service, the governor said.

Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership
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State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

Targets relief to the most affected businesses; helps low-wage workers by raising their benefits

  • Jan 28, 2021
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The vendor was located at the Southeast corner of Military Road S. and S. Star Lake Road.

Unlicensed food vendor shut down for selling tamales from ice chest

King County Public Health shut down the Federal Way vendor on Monday, Jan. 25.

The vendor was located at the Southeast corner of Military Road S. and S. Star Lake Road.
2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to certain car models they seem to come, and go, and come again. That’s certainly the case with… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
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2021 Lexus RX 350L. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a good day when a Lexus lands in my driveway. The latest example was the 2021 RX 350L crossover… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
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The former Sears building at The Commons mall is under renovations to soon house a new grocery store in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

New businesses are coming to Federal Way in 2021

Commons mall and light rail are key components of local economic development, mayor says.

The former Sears building at The Commons mall is under renovations to soon house a new grocery store in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror