Merrill Gardens at Kirkland opens

Senior residents are starting the year in their new homes with the opening of Merrill Gardens at Kirkland. The state-of-the-art community is the newest addition to the Merrill Gardens family of retirement communities. Merrill Gardens at Kirkland offers 115 private luxury apartments, just steps from Lake Washington in downtown Kirkland, at 201 Kirkland Avenue.

  • Jan 20, 2009

Underhill’s Fine Wood Furniture to close all stores March 31

Underhill’s Fine Wood Furniture, which had previously announced that it would close its Redmond store at the end of January, has since announced that it will also close its Totem Lake, Bellevue and Lynnwood stores on March 31. It’s Kirkland location is at 12510 120th Ave. N.E.

  • Jan 19, 2009

Underhill’s Fine Wood Furniture to shut down all stores by March 31

Underhill's Fine Wood Furniture, which had previously announced that it would close its Redmond store at the end of January, has since announced that it will also close its Totem Lake, Bellevue and Lynnwood stores on March 31.

  • Jan 18, 2009

Kate Quinn Organics opens new Kirkland boutique

Kate Quinn Organics, the popular eco-friendly baby and children’s clothing and bedding company, has just opened a second boutique/showroom in Kirkland. Aside from selling their full collection of organic clothing and accessories, the new store will also carry other earth-friendly products, like Born Free bottles, Bla Bla dolls, as well as natural pacifiers and teethers.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Pace National clean-up stirs old enmities in Moss Bay

Operating under a unique agreement reached earlier this year, the Washington State Department of Ecology (WSDOE) is seeking public comment until Jan. 20 on how to clean up pollution at a former industrial site in Kirkland.

  • Jan 7, 2009

MBA U panel discusses how to ‘green’ small businesses

A panel of industry experts recently gathered at the MBA University in Bellevue to share innovative ways to integrate ‘Green’ practices into small business. The guest speakers were part of a Breakfast for Champions Workshop presented by Sustainable September, a local nonprofit organization focused on promoting sustainable practices throughout the Eastside.

ACI Clinic opens in Kirkland

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Integrative (ACI) Clinic of Kirkland recently opened its doors at 1313 Market Street.

  • Dec 29, 2008

Peoples Bank hires Young

Peoples Bank recently hired Tony Young as Assistant Vice President and Business Banking Officer at the bank’s Carillon Point office.

  • Dec 29, 2008

Kirkland’s Event Source Northwest uses wigs and wackiness to throw good party

Wearing wigs and singing weird songs is where Troy McVicker got his start. He would sing anything that didn’t require much talent: The B-52’s Love Shack or some Adam Sandler tunes to get people laughing. McVicker -- now the president of Kirkland-based Event Source Northwest that recently won King5’s Best Wedding DJ of Western Washington people’s choice award -- came up with the idea of starting a karaoke company more than 20 years ago when he stepped in to Lake Bellevue Café. There, he watched a karaoke show that was rousing during the introduction.

Clearwire merger primes company to grow leaps and bounds

Local Internet service provider Clearwire and Sprint Nextel finalized a $14 billion merger of their wireless broadband companies on Nov. 28.

  • Dec 16, 2008

Kirkland Business Chamber announces annual award winners

The Kirkland Business Chamber announced Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. (AES) as the winner of its Chuck Morgan Business Excellence Award last week.

  • Dec 15, 2008

Local man wins Cefiore video contest

Can frozen yogurt make you and your friends dance? The winner of the national video contest, sponsored by Cefiore, thought it could.

  • Dec 15, 2008

Halo creator Bungie Studios may leave Kirkland

Kirkland’s reputation as a growing high-tech hub lost some of its buzz last week after news of moving plans for video game creators Bungie plans leaked out.

  • Dec 10, 2008

Kirkland approves Bank of America project after nearly yearlong process

Ending nearly a year-long process, Mayor Jim Lauinger called for the champagne. “If we had champagne, or we could have champagne in here, we would do it,” he said. City Council agreed to finally give the go-ahead for revised plans to build the Merrill Gardens/Bank of America (BofA) project at its Nov. 18 meeting. A citizen’s appeal for the development of the property at the corner of Kirkland Avenue and Lake Street South was brought earlier this year by Citizens for a Vibrant Kirkland (CiViK). After winning their appeal in August, the decision was appealed by SRM Development in Superior Court. After negotiating a temporary hold on the lawsuit, the city, CiViK and SRM reached an agreement to end legal action and modify the plans.

  • Dec 1, 2008


Shane Lynch of Bothell has been named the executive chef at Evergreen Healthcare. He oversees the campus’s food services for patients and the public/employee Images Cafeteria, three delis and an espresso stand.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Nation will come out of ‘nasty recession’ stronger, economist tells Bellevue Chamber

The country is in a “nasty recession,” but will come out of it probably stronger, a national economist told attendees at the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Intersection sows confusion

Motorists who travel near the new Totem Lake Transit Center in Kirkland are advised to use extra care when traveling through the intersection of Northeast 128th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Carillon Point start-up spreads wings with personalized news service

Founded in 2006, Kirkland start-up company Onecast, Inc. launched the online “1Cast” consumer news service Nov. 19 in private beta form in partnership with national and international news programmers. The private company, funded by telecom businessman Craig O. McCaw, is attempting to personalize access to the very latest video news coverage of their favorite topics on the desktop and their iPhone and iPod touch devices.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Shell to clean-up contaminated gas stations; two are in Kirkland

The Washington State Department of Ecology and Shell Oil Products US have signed the state’s first agreement by a fuel marketing company to clean up contamination at multiple current and former gas station sites.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Lake Washington Tech opens hi-tech lab with help from Oregon and South Korea

Amid robotic arms, microwave signal-emitters and the latest in applied electronics technology, Gary Piper was exactly where he wanted to be.

  • Nov 17, 2008