A Washington state waitress has been charged with first-degree theft after authorities say she skimmed about $30,000 from a restaurant throughout the course of nine years.
Source: Waitress confesses to skimming $30,000 from Bainbridge Island diner | Q13 FOX News
Tacoma’s courtship to lock in a deal with McMenamins has ended with both parties agreeing it was in the city’s interest to seek other developers for the historic structure’s renaissance.
Source: Tacoma shopping Old City Hall as McMenamins takes its time with Elks Lodge | The News Tribune
Seattle police have one man in custody after a stabbing outside a Dicks Drive-In in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood Friday.
Friends tell KIRO 7 News that the 26-year-old man killed is Andrew Pimentel. He was hanging out and singing karaoke at Ozzie’s at First Avenue West and West Mercer Street went the three blocks to get Dick’s Drive-In about 2 a.m.
Source: Man killed in stabbing outside Queen Anne Dick’s Drive-In | KIRO-TV
The city’s escalating minimum wage has meant a slight increase in pay among workers earning up to $19 per hour, but the hours worked in such jobs have shrunk, a study commissioned by the city found. It estimates there would be 5,000 more such jobs without the Seattle law.
Source: UW study finds Seattle’s minimum wage is costing jobs | The Seattle Times
Port of Seattle commissioners will hear from leadership at Ivar’s seafood restaurant, which is losing its lease at Sea-Tac Airport.
Source: Ivar’s to battle Port commissioners over loss of lease at Sea-Tac Airport | KIRO-TV
[Ed.: Why would you want a proven thing when you can gamble with the taxpayer’s money? Time to wean the Port of Seattle off of ALL taxpayer dollars and let them turn a profit like everyone else.]
SEA-TAC AIRPORT, Wash. – Ivar’s Seafood Bar is losing its central terminal location at Sea-Tac Airport.The Port staff have decided not to renew our lease out there at Sea-Tac, Ivar’s president Bob Donegan said Thursday. But, the Port of Seattle said the restaurant’s 10-year lease for that location expired in 2015, and had been on hold for the last two years.
Source: ‘We will not ‘keep clam’ about this’: Ivar’s losing its prime location at Sea-Tac Airport | KOMO
Ever wonder what Seattle’s best burger is? Wonder no more. A professional burger critic has tasted across America and has Seattle’s pick.
Source: The Northwest is home to the best burger in the nation
A local pizza chain abruptly closed all of its Western Washington locations last weekend after filing for bankruptcy last month. Locations include: Everett, Maple Valley, Burlington, Bellingham, Lynden, Renton, Tacoma and Seattle.
Source: Local pizza chain abruptly closes after bankruptcy filing – seattlepi.com
Seattle’s liberal mayor, Ed Murray, is pushing a new soda tax—designed to target white people and to fight “white privilege.”
Murray’s original soda tax would slap a two-cents-per-ounce tax on soda sweetened with sugar or corn syrup, using the funds to pay for schools in minority communities. Murray initially touted the plan, which is similar to those enacted in several other cities, as discouraging consumption of unhealthy drinks and combating diseases like diabetes and obesity.
Source: American Action News
The Redhook Brewery in Woodinville will soon shut down. No word yet on the fate of Forecasters, the attached pub.
Source: Redhook announces that the Woodinville brewery is closing – Washington Beer Blog