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Zen Garden Chinese Restaurant evicted

Zen Garden Chinese Restaurant owners evicted for non-payment of rent.

The Snohomish County Sherriff’s Office evicted the owners of the Zen Garden Chinese Restaurant from their business for non-payment of rent on August 31st.

According to a reliable source who didn’t want to be named, the restaurant owners were at least four months behind in the rent.

The Zen Garden Chinese Restaurant was one of the few Chinese restaurants in Snohomish County offering Dim Sum.

Mill Creek seeks feedback on sign code changes

Mill Creek’s Community Development Department wants to help local businesses reach potential customers by updating the City’s sign code.

Mill Creek’s Community Development Department wants to help local businesses reach potential customers by updating the City’s sign code as earlier reported.

As part of this process, Mill Creek’s Community Development Department created an online survey designed to let the City know what types of signs people think are appropriate. The City is encouraging businesses, residents, and visitors to complete this simple five-minute survey.

City of Mill Creek Sign Code Survey

East Gateway Urban Village development proposal received

The City of Mill Creek received a proposal for a mixed-use development including 29,000 square feet of commercial capacity in three separate buildings.

The City of Mill Creek announced today that they have received a mixed-use development proposal from Polygon NW for the 18.5-acre Nash property at the east end of the East Gateway Urban Village. Polygon NW proposes to develop 29,000 square feet of commercial capacity in three separate buildings, 104 townhomes/condominiums, and 201 apartments. The proposal also includes installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of 132nd Street SE and 44th Avenue SE, and a public neighborhood park.

Mill Creek housing prices increase and inventory drops in July

Mill Creek housing prices increase and inventory drops in July

The median home price in the Mill Creek-Everett-Lynnwood area increased by about 10% in July 2012 compared to July 2011, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, the largest full-service multiple listing service in the Northwest. The number of pending sales for this area increased about 20% and the inventory of available homes for sale dropped about 53% for the same period.

Wednesday’s garbage and recycling to be collected on Saturday

Waste Management Northwest collecting Wednesday's garbage and recycling on Saturday.

Waste Management Northwest is still playing catch-up after the labor dispute. They announced the following on their website:

SUPER SATURDAY: Residential Recovery Collection Services”

“If you are a Wednesday residential customer, WM will be collecting on Saturday, August 4, as part of our recovery services. Customers may double load at no extra charge. Please keep your carts out until 6:00pm. “

“Find your area on the list below for specific services:”

Play Local – Plan a Staycation

Many people are finding that the most relaxing vacation are staycations. A staycation a hybrid of the words ‘stay’ and ‘vacation’.

Many people are finding that the most relaxing vacation are staycations. A staycation is a key piece of jargon these days. As you probably guessed, it’s a hybrid of the words ‘stay’ and ‘vacation.' According to the Urban Dictionary a staycation is “a vacation, which involves staying where you are, or staying close to home, usually within a 100 mile radius.”

When you stage a small-scale local adventure you save money, support your local economy and eliminate the hassle and stress of long-distance travel. From hiking, kayaking or paddle-boarding at nearby parks to indulging in week long wellness experiences, a staycation — like any getaway — can be as active or leisurely as you desire. It just takes a little planning, an open-minded attitude and a sense of adventure.

Mill Creek garbage pickup affected by labor dispute

Waste Management Northwest hasn’t picked up Mill Creek’s garbage, recycling, and yard waste since Tuesday, July 24th because of a strike by Teamsters Local 117.

Waste Management Northwest hasn’t picked up Mill Creek’s garbage, recycling, and yard waste since Tuesday, July 24th because of a strike by Teamsters Local 117 whose members drive the recycling and yard waste trucks. Members of Teamsters Local 174, who drive the garbage trucks, won’t cross the Teamsters Local 117’s picket lines.

According to Waste Management Northwest, residential customers won’t have their garbage, recycling, or yard waste picked up for an indefinite period of time, “Due to a work stoppage that began on Wednesday, July 25th, we have been unable to provide regularly scheduled service. Waste Management does not know how long the work stoppage will be.”

The Farmers Market at Willis Tucker is at full strength

the Farmers Market at Willis Tucker is at full strength

Summer is finally here and the Farmers Market at Willis Tucker has a full complement of vendors. After a colder and wetter than normal June, Friday the 6th will be perfect for getting outside. The market is open from 3 PM to 7 PM.

The mission of Farmers Market at Willis Tucker is to create a gathering place where members of the local community can support and learn from local farmers, food vendors, and artisans. In order to provide customers with a full and varied market experience, the market managers are carefully selecting vendors based on quality, customer service, quantity, and uniqueness.

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