Briefs | Thomases open Auburn Produce Market

The Auburn Produce Market now is in business on the corner of 22nd Street and Auburn Way North.

Dave Thomas and his son, Danny, went from cabinetry and electrician work to running an indoor produce stand that will be open year round. They credit Rick Burns, owner of North Shore Quality Produce in Federal Way, with guiding them on their “adventure.”

In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, customers are provided with a variety of local products. For coffee drinkers, there is a selection of roasts from Seattle’s Caff Appassionato. In the snack department, there are chips and salsas from Penny’s in Auburn, dried fruits, nuts and trail mix from Sumner’s Nature’s World and Uncle Woody’s caramel corn made in Seattle.

A selection of gourmet condiments is joined with bread from the Coeur D’Alene French Baking Co. in Kent and Finales gourmet desserts in Lynnwood. The “Buck Bin” offers special deals on select produce and samples of products are available throughout the market.

The store, which is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, is located at 2121 Auburn Way N.

For more information call 253-737-5561.


• All Tune & Lube now is open at 1118 A St. SE, Auburn. The shop, under owner/managers Jon Dulay and Dennis Mojica, offers complete auto repair and maintenance, including tune-ups, brakes, diagnostics, suspensions, oil changes, engine replacements, transmission rebuilds/replacements.

All Tune & Lube is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 8-4 Saturday.

For more information, call 253-735-9322 or visit

• Pazzo Coffee is open at 3312 Auburn Way S., Suite A. The new shop specializes in great coffee, a variety of pastries and bagels, sandwiches, fresh topping frozen yogurt, in addition to free Wi-Fi and faxing.

There is plenty of indoor seating in a cozy atmosphere and an easy-access drive-thru.

Store hours are 5 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 6-6 Saturday and Sunday. Happy hours are 12:30-3 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call 253-737-5960 or visit

• Fenix Insurance can be found at 903 E St. SE, Auburn. Bob Melnyk’s independent insurance agency writes auto, home, business, flood, earthquake and life policies.

Business hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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