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Sometimes a little extra help feeding a cat or dog can make the difference in whether someone struggling to make ends meet has to give up their beloved pet or not.
On Tuesday, December 6, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is opening the doors of its new food bank, sponsored by Doggy Haven Resort.
From noon to 3 p.m., Homeward Pet will be distributing pet food to those in need at the Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville.
The food bank will open again on Tuesday, December 20, from noon to 3 p.m., and will continue in 2012 on the third Tuesday of every month from noon to 3 p.m.
Pet food donations are being gathered now through Homeward Pet’s second annual holiday food drive.
Dog and cat food is being collected at select Pet Pros locations during their regular business hours and at Homeward Pet between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
In addition to stocking the Homeward Pet Food Bank, pet food drive donations will be shared with other area food banks.
Four tons of pet food were gathered during last year’s holiday food drive and Homeward Pet is hoping for even more this year!
Participating Pet Pros:
Pet Pros – Monroe
19943 SR2, #C-1; 360-863-9263
Pet Pros – Bothell
20631 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Suite C; 425-489-4150
Pet Pros – Redmond
15946 Redmond Way; 425-556-1430
Pet Pros – Mill Creek
13402 Bothell-Everett Hwy., #106; 425-338-5944
Doggy Haven Resort, sponsor of the Homeward Pet Food Bank, is an all-suite dog hotel and daycare facility in Bothell. They also offer bathing, grooming and training services. For more information visit www.doggyhaven.com.donors or www.homewardpet.org.
It’s almost time to order your trees, shrubs and ground cover for next spring.
The full-color Snohomish Conservation District plant sale brochure and order form can be downloaded at www.snohomishcd.org/plant-sale.
The sale will be held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on March 2-3, 2012.
The local man, who was also a store owner in town, was reputed to have given Bothell its name.
Story has it that when Ericksen became postmaster in 1888, the Seattle postmaster asked what the post office should be called.
In response, Ericksen said, “There are so many Bothell’s in town and that’s a good name, so let’s call it Bothell.”
The bungalow changed hands several times over the years and in 1938, it was used as a funeral home.
Then in the late 40s, the Avon Theater moved in nearby, bringing the silver screen to Bothell. Its inaugural show was “Angel and the Badman,” starring John Wayne and Gail Russell.
Eventually, both the house and theater were demolished when Safeway (which had previously been located on Main Street) took over the property in 1962 and built a new store.
For the next five decades, Safeway continued to serve the residents of Bothell.
Last month, however, at midnight on November 10, the store shut its doors for the last time, leaving the property in the hands of its new owners, Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), developers of affordable retirement housing.
The next day, with much pomp and fanfare, the grocery chain opened a new lifestyle shopping center next to Country Village.
It’s one of only four new shopping center developments that Safeway’s development company, Property Development Centers, has opened in the country.
At 154,788 square feet, the center is anchored by a new 55,000-square-foot Safeway and 35,000 square feet of retail space. It is ideally situated between the city’s growing residential community, booming business sector and the new downtown development.
“As Bothell has continued to grow over the years, Safeway’s desire to offer its customers a larger, more dynamic store has also increased,” says Safeway Store Manager Brett Hintz. “We knew we didn’t’ just want to remodel the old store. It was necessary to build a new lifestyle supermarket to best serve the transforming Bothell community.”
The store features subdued lighting, wood floors, an expanded organic foods department, on-site sushi chef and one of the largest, elite wine collections in the state.
“We plan to host wine tastings as a nod to Bothell’s growing winemaking community,” adds Hintz.
In addition to the new store, the center will include various businesses, such as a bank, fast food restaurant, dry cleaners and other local retailers who have owned businesses in Bothell for years.
“We have more potential tenants than space,” explains Scott Blakenship, president of Brokerage Services for Wallace Properties. “Retailers are looking at Bothell as a smart place to invest. It’s why Safeway chose Bothell to create this new retail center.”
The project’s phase one, which cost $46 million, will eventually also include a fuel station to be built on the south entrance corner of the site.
Phase two could potentially add another 30,000 square feet of retail space in the coming years, based on market demand.
“Safeway’s major investment demonstrates the strength that our city’s economic proposition offers retailers and developers,” comments Terrie Battuello, economic development manager for the City of Bothell. “Our community’s consumer power has continued to grow since 1980, outpacing population growth in both King and Snohomish counties, as people have embraced our balance of quality lifestyles and affordable home values.
“To complement this growth, Bothell has identified and zoned areas appropriate for higher-density quality retail operators, and we’re welcoming them with open arms.”
Safeway’s grand opening coincided with Veterans Day and to honor the 258 veterans of its local division, as well as veterans in the Bothell community, there was a presentation of colors and a performance of the National Anthem by the Bothell High School Jazz Choir.
Local dignitaries spoke, as well as representatives from the Bothell American Legion and Wounded Warrior Project.
The event concluded with the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drum Line leading the crowd into the store where Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb and others cut the ribbon, officially opening the store to the public.