MARCH 24, 1997

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Woodinville business notes

business notes The Woodinville business community is undergoing a rapid change with new construction, a number of businesses changing location, and new stores opening. The following represent a few of those changes:

Woodinville Towne Center

   QFC purchased Stock Market in February, but has not announced a name change as yet. UW Physicians will be opening in the old Silo space in May, offering full family care medical services from birth to retirement with four physicans on staff.

Choices, the Gallery
   Choices, the Gallery, established in 1986 and owned by Kathy Freeland and Jan Middlekauff, moved in mid-February from the 175th Street Station to the Woodinville Towne Center next to Stock Market. Featuring limited edition prints, custom-etched mirrors, serigraphs, canvas editions, custom framing, and porcelain figurines, the store added custom pottery by Maria P. Spies, and soon will add bronzes and art by Kay Barnes.

Sports World
   Sports World, owned by Emma and Leo Missler, moved from the Woodinville Plaza to the Woodinville Towne Center in December. The store carries a full line of soccer equipment, sports clothing for baseball, soccer, and jogging. Athletic shoes for all sports are available as well as team uniforms and award jackets for high school sports.

Keeney's Office Plus
   Keeney's Office Plus moved from the Woodinville Plaza to the Woodinville Towne Center. A full line of office supplies, office products, and office furniture are available. Lisa Keeney is the owner of the six-store chain which had its beginnings in Bellevue in 1947. Recently, Keeney's joined Office Plus, a cooperative of 225 independent office-products dealers.

Kid's Closet
   Kid's Closet opened in January, offering "gently used" and new kid's clothing from newborn to size 16. Owned by Michelle Leeker and Teresa Sauer, the store also carries toys, furniture, accessories, and maternity wear with the goal of helping lower the cost of raising children.

Papa Murphy's
   Papa Murphy's, a new take-and-bake pizza shop, has opened in the Woodinville Towne Center. Owned by Mike and Cheryl Lewis, the shop is open seven days a week.

Downtown area

Porta Box Storage
   A new business in town and a totally new concept in storage is Aaron Zarling's new Woodinville business, Porta Box Storage. Customers can call to get a 5' wide by 8' long by 7'5" tall container dropped off at their location where it can be loaded over a period of time. The containers are then picked up by the company, stored in their climate controlled, secured warehouse where it can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a secured viewing area. Call 1-888-BOX-TO-GO for information.

China Cottage

   China Cottage celebrated their Grand Opening last Sunday. Located in the building across from Union 76 (east side of 131st NE before the trestle), the restaurant seats 151 customers. The restaurant specializes in seafood and offers a full selection of Hunan, Mandarin, Szechuan, and Cantonese style food. Take out and catering are available. The owners are Trung Shaw Young and Huorgn Cheoung Young, previous owners of the China Cottage in Redmond.

LaValle Printing

   Dennis and Wendy LaValle have just moved their printing shop one space west in the Woodgate Shopping Center. They have added a new large format color press, high volume folder, and an expanded prepress department. LaValle Printing specializes in commercial printing and has been in Woodinville for 10 years.