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High Society on Broadway To Be Everett’s 1st Retail Marijuana Store

August 28, 2014

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Everett marijuana store

The store is expected to open sometime around the 15th of September.

A former Halal market at 1824 Broadway will become the first licensed retail marijuana establishment in the city of Everett. On August 14th, the Washington State Liquor Board issued the first Everett retail license to “High Society”. This morning MyEverettNews.com spoke with Neary, who is the store’s owner and she explained a bit about what people in Everett can expect when the store opens. “We’re going to sell marijuana and some marijuana-infused products,” said Neary. “We hope to be open sometime around the 15th of the month or shortly thereafter and will have between 15 – 19 employees that we hope to hire from the Everett area.” Yesterday the business received its business license from the city of Everett and Neary said she’s met with an Everett Police lieutenant who told her the department would be supportive of her business. When asked if she had ties to the Everett community Neary said no, she lives in Seattle, but chose Everett as a strategic business decision feeling she had a better chance to get a license in Everett as opposed to Seattle due to the sheer volume of applications made for potential Seattle locations. She says she’s been so involved in the State and local licensing application process that now she’s turning to her biggest issue which is getting enough state-approved product to meet the demand. Neary tells MyEverettNews.com the people she has met in Everett have been supportive and she wants people to feel free to just come in and ask questions once the store is open. “Don’t be scared of us,” she said. “We want to be a positive part of the Everett community.


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A Sneak Peek Inside The New Everett Mall Way Walmart

August 25, 2014

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Everett Wal-Mart

The new Wal-Mart is set to open sometime between September 5th and 15th.

This morning MyEverettNews.com was treated to a sneak peek inside the new Walmart store at the site of the old Top Foods on Everett Mall Way. The store is slated to open sometime between the 5th and 15th of September with the exact date still to be announced. We first revealed in October of 2011 that Walmart had purchased the former Top Foods location and was holding it for future development.

Chris Johnson

This is the second new store to be opened by Chris Johnson.

In May we introduced you to Chris Johnson who is the manager opening this location as he began the hiring process for this store. That process continues as they are near their target of 200 employees. Johnson says they continue to hire both for now as well as the upcoming holiday season. Here are a few details about the new store.

This location is only 90,000 square feet where the average Walmart is closer to 160,000 square feet.

There will be about 200 store employees and a dozen members on the management staff.

Interest in employment has been high with more than 500 applicants for the 200 jobs.

The pharmacy sign out front is covered up until the store is actually open. Johnson says they aren’t allowed to display the pharmacy sign until people can actually shop there.

The store will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The freezer cases are energy-efficient with lights that dim if no one is in the aisle in front of the case.

Departments include an expanded Deli, Grocery, Bakery, Produce, Jewelry, Electronics, Sporting Goods, Automotive, Garden Center and Apparel. They will also feature a ship to store area where you can shop online and pick up your purchase at the store.

Johnson says the store is looking to partner to support local community groups with small donations at the store level and grants for larger community efforts through the Walmart Foundation.

Here are a few more pictures from inside the store…

Cheer

Walmart employees do the “Walmart Cheer” at their daily meeting.

freezers

The lights in the freezer cases dim to save energy when no one is in the aisle.

employees

Employees are busy assembling displays as opening day nears.

back room

A rarely seen look into the back room.

online ordering

You’ll be able to order online and pick up your purchase at the store.

checkstands

There are 11 main check out lanes

sign

When the plastic is punched out to make the flowers, It’s recycled to make another sign.


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Everett Full Of Arts, Beer, Music, Bubbles and Kid Friendly Events This Weekend

August 13, 2014

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Exp Everett

The folks at Experience Everett have outdone themselves this weekend. Click logo above for a detailed listing of events.

It could arguably be the biggest weekend for simultaneous events in Everett in the city’s history. It’s also going to be a great shot in the arm to Everett’s economy as thousands of people come into town to participate. Here’s a quick overview of things happening in Everett Saturday and Sunday…

Everett Craft Beer Festival – Saturday Noon – 7:00pm on Hoyt Avenue in downtown Everett

Experience Everett Street Food Festival – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm at Colby and Hewitt in downtown Everett

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work – Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm at Port of Everett Marina

PEPSapalooza Family Music Festival – Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm at Everett Memorial Stadium

Sandtastic! Free outdoor event – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm at Imagine Children’s Museum on Wall Street in downtown Everett

The Bubble Run 5K Sunday 9:00am Starting at California and Grand and going north to 13th and back

The above is just a partial listing of special events in Everett this weekend. Also, don’t forget about the ongoing weekend events in Everett like Aquasox baseball, the Friday Farmers Market at Everett Mall and the Sunday Farmers Market on the Everett waterfront plus the various live concerts around town every Thursday thru Sunday.


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Everett Residents Urged to Create Smart 911 Profiles

August 11, 2014

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People in Everett, WA can now create a Smart911 profile. Click the logo to begin.

Facebook, Google and your local grocery store likely have more personal information available about you than does 9-1-1. But in the event of an emergency your Smart911 profile may be most valuable. That’s the message rolled out last Tuesday in conjunction with National Night Out Against Crime. SNOPAC, who takes 9-1-1 calls and dispatches Everett Fire and Police calls announced an effort to get people living in Everett to fill out a Smart911 profile so if you have en emergency first responders will know if you have pets in case of a fire or prescriptions the event of a medical call. Here is more information provided to MyEverettNews.com by Kurt Mills at SNOPAC…

What is Smart911 and how does it work?

o Smart911 is a service provided by SNOPAC that allows residents to create a free Safety Profile and enter their address and vital information which may include medical information, gate codes or other details so that when they call 9-1-1, that information can be shared with call takers and emergency responders.

Is the Information Secure?

o Smart911 stores information on secure servers and encrypts information entered by the public. A safety profile can never be viewed by emergency responders or 911 except when a call is placed to 911, and then that information is only shared for a short time.

Does the safety profile only work in an area served by SNOPAC?

o No the profile is made available to any 911 center using Smart911, but only when a registered device calls 911. Already in use in 1,000 communities including areas of King County, the system is growing in popularity. If you on vacation or traveling in an area using Smart911, having a safety profile is a great idea.

What other communities have implemented this program and how has it worked for them?

o Smart911 is in use in more than 1,000 communities including areas of King County.

How long does it take someone to create a Safety Profile with Smart911?

o Depending on how much information you wish to provide, it can take as little as 10 minutes to create your Profile. Visit smart911.com to sign up.

Can more than one family member be registered from one phone?

o Yes. A Profile can contain many family members tied to a single phone number or multiple phone numbers and addresses. A profile can include pictures and information.

Will this system speed up response times?

o Smart911 provides 911 centers and emergency responders with additional information which can help to enhance the effectiveness of an emergency response.

How often does this system need to be updated?

o You can update your information as often as there are changes, but you must verify your information at least every six months. Smart911 prompts users to update their profile using email and text reminders. Emergency responders want to ensure that people’s Profiles are always up-to-date.

Does the public have to create a safety profile?

o No, participation is completely optional and voluntary.


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Newest Boeing 787 Too Long To Be Assembled in Everett Factory

July 30, 2014

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The 787 assembly line in Everett, WA. Image courtesy Boeing Co.

While production of the 787-8 and 787-9 will remain in Everett, the newest version of the Boeing 787, the 787-10 will be built entirely in South Carolina. Here’s the full press release issued today from Boeing…

Boeing announced today that final assembly of the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, S.C.

Boeing will continue to assemble both 787-8s and 787-9s in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017.

“We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective solution is to build the 787-10 at Boeing South Carolina,” said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager, 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This will allow us to balance 787 production across the North Charleston and Everett sites as we increase production rates. We’re happy with our growth and success in South Carolina, and the continued success at both sites gives us confidence in our plan going forward.”

The 787-10 will be 18 feet (5.5 meters) longer than the 787-9. With 10 feet (3 meters) of that increase in the midbody section, the 787-10 midbody is too long to be transported efficiently from North Charleston, where systems integration work is performed, to the Everett facility for final assembly. In addition, introducing the 787-10 in North Charleston takes advantage of that facility’s capacity while allowing the Everett facility to continue improving productivity as it focuses on the 787-8 and 787-9.

The 787 production system includes three production lines: two in Everett (including a temporary surge line) and one in South Carolina. The integrated production system currently operates at a production rate of 10 airplanes per month. As announced last year, the 787 production rate will increase to 12 airplanes per month in 2016 and 14 per month by the end of the decade.

The Everett facility will continue to assemble seven airplanes per month, while Boeing South Carolina final assembly will gradually increase from three 787s per month today to five per month in 2016 and seven per month by the end of the decade.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes offers airlines unmatched fuel efficiencies and environmental performance, while providing a new level of comfort for passengers through the thoughtful application of new technologies. To date, the 787 family has won more than 1,000 orders and more than 165 airplanes have been delivered to 21 customers worldwide.

The 787-10 will leverage 787 technology to provide more passenger and cargo capacity along with unparalleled seat-mile economics in the medium twin-aisle market. Since its launch in June 2013, the 787-10 has won 132 orders from six global customers.


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UPDATE: 1st Official Meeting of Everett Transportation Benefit District Set For Wednesday

July 27, 2014

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Everett, WA TBD

A license tab increase of $20 is on the agenda for the 1st meeting of the Everett Transportation Benefit District.

Looking at the agenda for Wednesday Night’s Everett City Council meeting, there will be a break in the regular council session so the council members can transform into the board of directors for Everett’s first Transportation Benefit District…

EVERETT TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT BOARD

AGENDA

6:30 P.M. JULY 30, 2014

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

SPECIAL MEETING

Recess from City Council

Reconvene as Board of Directors of Everett Transportation Benefit District

• Call to Order
• Roll Call
• Items for Consideration:
1. Resolution No. 1 – Charter
2. Resolution No. 2 – Bylaws
3. Resolution No. 3 – Approving a Twenty Dollar Vehicle License Fee Public Hearing for Resolution No. 3

Adjourn Everett Transportation Benefit District Board of Directors Meeting

In June, as part of the city’s deficit reduction plan, the Everett City Council agreed to form the Everett Transportation Benefit District to raise money for street repair projects within the city limits. This can be done two ways. By either raising license tab fees by up to $20 per vehicle registered in Everett or by an increase in the general sales tax. From the agenda, it appears the Everett City Council aka the Everett Transportation Benefit District will only be discussing the license tab option. The Everett City Council Meeting is set for Wednesday night at 6:30pm in the council chambers at 3002 Wetmore. You can also view it online and on the city’s cable access channel. You can learn more about the Everett Transportation Benefit District here.


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Mother Of All Garage Sales Coming To Northwest Everett Next Weekend

July 26, 2014

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Mother of all garage sales

Check out the Northwest Neighborhood website for more information. Just click the sign above.

We understand people wait for this all year. With the addition of food trucks and strategically placed “port-a-potties” around the neighborhood this year should be the biggest. Here’s all you need to know…

The 6th Annual MOAGS “Mother of All Garage Sales” kicks off on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Northwest Everett Neighborhood Association, MOAGS is a great way to for interested shoppers to find the antiques, furniture or knick-knacks they’ve always wanted. This year MOAGS will be even bigger since Bayside Neighborhood has joined as well. For seven hours on Saturday, August 2nd customers will browse over 120 blocks of garage sales involving well over 100 families, in a sales area stretching from 23rd Avenue north to Legion Park and from Grand Avenue to east of Colby Avenue.

Participating families will post distinctive MOAGS signs on their lawns to identify their sales, and sale locations will be posted on the NW Everett Neighborhood’s website, http://NorthwestEverett.org or at Yardsaletreasuremap.com after Friday, August 1st as well as on printed maps available during the event at Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park.

For MOAG’s sixth year well over 3,000 eager shoppers are expected, and we’ll be more than ready for them. Printed maps, three commercial food trucks and “port-a-potties” will be available in Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park at 13th Street and Colby Avenue, and “port-a-potties” will also be found at 1501 Rucker (across the street from Under the Red Umbrella Restaurant), and in Legion Park, at 145 Alverson, public restrooms are available.


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