Archive of: Auburn

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Low water at Lake Tapps means dry Memorial Day

The Lake Tapps area might take a little hit to tourism this year, as the Lake Tapps reservoir will not be filled to recreational levels by Memorial Day due to a lack of precipitation.

April 2015

Auburn retailer will quit after 75 years

Multi-generational family business, Rottle's Clothing and Shoes in Auburn will be closing for good at the end of June. The owners say no members of their next generation want to carry on competing with big box retailers and Internet sales.

April 2015

Tacoma is #3 retail market in state

Review of 2013 retail sales reported to tax authorities shows Tacoma the third-largest consumer marketplace in Washington, behind only Seattle and Bellevue. Puyallup is the only other South Sound market in the Top 10.

April 2015

Two South Sound shopping centers sold

Donahue Schriber Realty Group, a privately held Real Estate Investment Trust specializing in neighborhood, community and power shopping centers, has purchased two shopping complexes in the South Sound.

March 2015

Emerald Downs deal finalized

Last Friday, the Washington Horse Racing Commission finalized the deal for the Muckleshoot Tribe to take over Emerald Downs at Auburn City Hall.

March 2015

Supervalu agrees to pollution sanctions

Federal pollution enforcement actions against Supervalu, a major food distribution warehouser in Tacoma and Auburn, resulted in a $120,000 penalty announced yesterday.

February 2015

FW office avails down, Kent is up

South King County office real estate offerings remain about one-third less expensive than those in central Seattle, according to a year-end report from JLL brokerage. Nevertheless, vacancy rates remain high.

January 2015

Emerald Downs announces participation incentives

Auburn's Emerald Downs has announced incentives targeted toward increasing participation at the horse racing facility, where the number of starters has fallen by 44 percent in the last nine years.

January 2015

Muckleshoot Tribe buys Emerald Downs

Northwest Racing Associates is relinquishing control of Emerald Downs to the Muckleshoot Tribe, per an announcement from the Auburn horse racing facility.

November 2014

Crime data tags cities as ‘dangerous’

Tacoma, Centralia, Auburn and SeaTac are the South Sound cities that made a 'Top 10' list of most dangerous communities, according to a national real estate blog posting today.

November 2014
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