Business

COVID-19 pandemic claims Corestar Pilates

Ruth Stover started keeping Auburnites nimble at her Corestar Pilates studio on Auburn’s East Main Street in 2008. She led group classes there, but the… Continue reading

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Financial assistance available for Auburn small businesses

To soften the impact of COVID-19 as much as possible on small businesses and their employees in Auburn, the Auburn City Council has committed $759,000… Continue reading

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Jeremy Hubbell of Geaux Brewery is moving his business from Downtown Auburn to north the Auburn Municipal Airport. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Geaux Brewery still waiting for the word ‘go’

Auburn business owner is trying to relocate north of municipal airport.

Jeremy Hubbell of Geaux Brewery is moving his business from Downtown Auburn to north the Auburn Municipal Airport. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
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Auburn airport runway extension complete

Those multi-engine, piston aircraft the city of Auburn has long wanted to attract to its airport are big, demanding 3,500 to 4,000 feet of runway… Continue reading

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Cannabis retailer Evergreen Market in Auburn. Courtesy photo

Deemed an essential business, local pot industry aflame

When panic buying for hand sanitizers and toilet paper began to strip the shelves of big-box stores in the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic,… Continue reading

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2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT. Courtesy photo

2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT | Car review

OK folks, buckle your seatbelts. This week’s tester is the 2020 Dodge Charge SRT Hellcat Widebody, the most powerful, and fastest mass-produced sedan in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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BMW X3 xDrive 30e | Car review

With forces like BMW pushing, it’s only a matter of time before hybrid, then electric, technology replaces the gas combustion engine just like it replaced… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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Auburn Jack in the Box owner fined nearly $70,000 for teen worker violations

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries says on 260 occasions the owner of the Auburn Jack in the Box, 524 A St. S.E.,… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020
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A photo posted June 3 on the Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main’s Facebook page showing volunteers installing boards over business windows.

Auburn to help restaurants with outdoor seating

On June 19, King County entered into Phase II of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Reopening, which allows restaurants to seat 50 percent of their… Continue reading

A photo posted June 3 on the Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main’s Facebook page showing volunteers installing boards over business windows.
A new measure from the King County Council could increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas of King County. File photo

County measure would increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas

Staff report Legislation the King County Council passed June 23 could lead to increased flexibility for restaurants, retail shops, and providers of certain personal services… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2020
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Safeway at 101 Auburn Way South reopened Monday, June 22. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Safeway reopens after closure for roof repairs

The Auburn Safeway at 101 Auburn Way South reopened at 5 a.m. Monday (June 22) after repairs were completed on the store’s roof. The roof… Continue reading

Safeway at 101 Auburn Way South reopened Monday, June 22. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Comcast to continue 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible customers

Low-income monthly options also available

  • Jun 18, 2020

24 Hour Fitness to close clubs in Kent, Auburn, Renton

Panther Lake Kent location scheduled to reopen next month

Westfield Southcenter Mall to reopen June 15

Modified hours; safety protocols

  • Jun 12, 2020

Goodwill to reopen donation centers, stores in King, Pierce counties

Including Kent, Auburn, Federal Way locations

  • Jun 8, 2020

New Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma to open June 8

$400M, 310,000-square-foot facility will open with COVID-19 precautions

  • Jun 2, 2020

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn to reopen May 26

Face masks to be required of guests and employees

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Regional effort in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

  • May 11, 2020

Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update

Brown Bear opens locations May 8