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July 19, 2019

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Everett Farmers Market Leaving Port Property, Moving To Downtown Everett

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Not enough space for parking and people sends the Everett Farmers Market to downtown Everett starting August 4th.

The Everett Farmers Market is on the move. In a joint announcement Friday afternoon the Port of Everett, City of Everett and management of the Everett Farmers market announced that beginning August 4th the market will take over Wetmore Avenue between Hewitt and Wall Streets in downtown Everett, Washington. Not enough space and paid parking complaints have made news lately. Smaller pop up markets may happen at Port of Everett properties in the future. Here’s the full press release.

A partnership between the Everett Farmers Market, Port of Everett and City of Everett is enhancing community access to the largest farmers market in Snohomish County at a new expansive location in Everett’s downtown core.

Beginning Sunday, August 4, the Market will locate on Wetmore Avenue, taking over the block between Hewitt Avenue and Wall Street to foster the continued growth demands of this popular attraction. The Market will retain the same vendors, hours and quality experience.

Friday Farmers Market

Fresh flowers are a market favorite!

“We are so fortunate to have great partners in the Market and the City so we can work together to ensure the continued success and vibrancy of the Everett Farmers Market,” Port CEO Les Reardanz said. “With the years of construction on the waterfront to come, this will be a great transition to ensure a good market experience as the Market and attendance continues to grow.”

Since the Everett Farmers Market launched in 1993, the Port of Everett has worked alongside the Market to grow and foster its success as a major community and economic asset.

Today, the Market draws approximately 5,000 patrons per week, or nearly 100,000 each season. With an average of $18 spent per attendee, the market supports an estimated $1.25 million in sales to local framers and artisans. Every Sunday patrons can expect 100 quality vendors (a total of 216 vendors on rotation) – some of which have been with the market since the beginning – as well as food concessionaires, a variety of music, kid’s activities, and of course, waterfront views.

With the Market’s success has come logistical and site challenges with an ever-evolving waterfront that must manage a variety of interest groups, including events, boaters, restaurant goers, yacht clubs, waterfront visitors and more. To accommodate waterfront construction, the Market was moved to a temporary location near Boxcar Park. While beautiful, scenic and a fun place to shop, logistically, the site is extremely challenging to get to and park, which causes frustration to Market goers and other waterfront users.

The Market, the Port and the City began working in early 2019 to find a long-term solution that would benefit the community’s access to the Market and enhances the opportunity for growth. Moving the Market provides activities and vibrancy to the downtown during its off-peak period, and creates an opportunity to restore a smaller, more boutique Farmers Market on the waterfront during the week to compliment the sprawling Sunday Market.

The Market has been on the waterfront since its inception but looks forward to having more space as the Market popularity grows.

There will soon be a new location where you can pick your favorite pickle!

“We are excited with the opportunities that lie with our new location, and truly believe it will be in the best long-term interest of the Market from an access and ADA perspective,” Everett Farmers Market owners Karen Erickson and Gary Purves said. “We want to thank the Port of Everett for always being a good partner, and continuing to modify and adapt their infrastructure to support our needs, even though it’s an active construction site.”

“The Market is all about community. It takes everyone supporting one another – customers, vendors, non-profits, sponsors, staff, Port of Everett, City of Everett, and the Snohomish Health District – to make it happen,” they said. “We look forward to having more size appropriate Markets on the waterfront going into the future.”

The City of Everett is excited with the opportunity, as it will bring energy and life into the downtown during its off-peak period.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the Everett Farmers Market to its new home in downtown Everett,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “The new location will better serve our growing community with more parking and transit accessibility, and allows for the market to expand in the future. We look forward to this vibrant new addition in our downtown core.”

About the Everett Farmers Market:

Everett Farmer's Market back on Waterfront Sunday

A Summer Sunday tradition for nearly three decades!

The Everett Farmers Market was originally founded in 1993 by Marie Brayman with a vision of offering local farmers a place to sell their seasonal produce. It began with a few vendors in an empty unpaved lot on Pacific Avenue, west of what is now Lowe’s Home Improvement. The market operated in this location for just one year, before relocating to Port Gardner Landing at the Port of Everett’s South Marina. During those early years, the Market grew from only a few vendors to more than sixty, and saw an expansion of offerings from a diverse mix of farmers and artisans. In 2002, Tone and Inger Hutton purchased the Market, and continued operating on Sundays for ten years. The Market continued to grow in both size and scope during their tenure to nearly 80 vendors. In January 2012, Gary Purves and Karen Erickson purchased the Market from the Hutton’s and assumed operation.

In 2016, the Market moved to its temporary home near Boxcar Park, a 2-acre park at water’s edge within the Port’s Waterfront Place mixed-use development. Relocation took place in preparation for construction of the City’s Grand Avenue Park Bridge (currently underway) and the continued build-out of Waterfront Place. The move allowed the market to take advantage of new growth opportunities and expand its footprint once again. However, due to the increased construction activity, limited access to the site, no bus service and limited ADA accessibility, the Market, Port and City began conversations in 2019 about new locations to support the success of the Market.



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July 18, 2019

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Word On The Street Typewriters Are Back In Downtown Everett

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Photo courtesy Everett Cultural Arts

If you hear a little clicking and clacking when you’re in downtown Everett, Washington here’s the reason.

Look for a bit of nostalgia coming to downtown Everett this summer. Word on the Street, an interactive art project,  brings nine vintage typewriters to Everett sidewalks.

The manual typewriters range from 40 to 70 years old. They are installed on classic typewriter tables decorated by local artists and placed outside downtown businesses.

Community members and visitors are invited to take a minute to type out a response to the question of the day. Answers will be shared on social media.

“This is a fun way to be a part of a local art project, and try your hand at using a manual typewriter,” said Carol Thomas, cultural arts manager.

The typewriters will be on display from July 17 to Aug. 6, before Street Tunes rolls into downtown on Aug. 7.

Typewriter Locations:

Jonn Laurenz Fine Cuts, 2908 Wetmore Avenue
Narrative Coffee, 2927 Wetmore Avenue
Wetmore Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Avenue
Silver Cup Coffee, 2707 Colby Avenue
J. Matheson Gifts, 2615 Colby Avenue
Renee’s Contemporary Clothing, 2820 Colby Avenue
Major League Pizza, 2811 Colby Avenue
Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue
Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall Street

Typewriters are displayed on artist-embellished tables, reflecting the theme of the written word.

Artists Include:

Amber Forrest
Lyussy Hyder
Roxann Jaross
Jesse James Jeter
Erin Mee
Dawn Westmoreland
Josey Wise

Visit everettwa.gov/events for a list of summer events and programs throughout Everett.



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July 17, 2019

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Everett Selling Surplus Real Estate

Photo from Listing flyer by Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services

Last year the City of Everett decided to start to offer for sale pieces of real estate that were deemed not needed and whose value could help put a dent in the City’s budget deficit.

One of those parcels is a parking lot on Rucker Avenue at Everett Avenue right across from the library parking garage.

Actually two parcels (2702 and 2710 Rucker), the land was valued at $750,000,00, listed by Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services in Seattle at $825,000.00 but is bringing in a little over $900,000.00.

The high bidder for the land is Williams Investments I,llc who are based in Everett and own multiple properties throughout the City of Everett.

No word yet on future plans for the site.



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July 16, 2019

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The Movie “Battleship!” Kicks Off Sail In Cinema At Port Of Everett Friday Night

In one of the more unique outdoor settings Sail In Cinema lets boaters tie up and enjoy a movie. The season kicks off this Friday night. Don’t worry there’s plenty of access for landlubbers too. Here’s more from the Port of Everett.

The Port of Everett Marina and Signature Sponsors – SeaLevel Properties + GRACORP – present the 4th AnnualSail-in Cinema waterfront movie series Friday nights July 19 thru August 23 featuring free, family-friendly movies and fun at Boxcar Park.

cid:image001.png@01D517C6.B1151510The movie Battleship kick offs the series on July 19 in honor of the Port’s partnership with Naval Station Everett and the greater naval, coast guard and military communities.

Returning to Sail-in this year – the 40-foot inflatable screen to provide the best viewing experience.

Here’s the 2019 Sail-in Cinema lineup:

Click here for printer-friendly Sail-in flier.

The Port of Everett’s Sail-in Cinema is the only waterfront movie series in Snohomish County where guests can “sail-in” to watch aboard their boats or pack in blankets and chairs to view by land.

Head down early to grab your favorite spot. The fun begins an hour before showtime at Boxcar Park with music, yard games, free fresh-popped popcorn, concessions for sale and a 21+ beer garden hosted by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce(cash only).

A special thanks to all our Sail-in Cinema sponsors whose funding allow us to put on such a great community program. Signature Sponsors – SeaLevel Properties + GRACORPAnthony’s HomeportAnthony’s Woodfire GrillGeoEngineersPND Engineers,Scuttlebutt Brewing Co and Coastal Community Bank.

Interested in sponsorship or on-screen advertising opportunities? Contact publicaffairs@portofeverett.com.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  • Dress in layers and pack a blanket! It gets chilly on the waterfront at night
  • To ensure best viewing for all guests, please use blankets or low-back chairs for seating
  • Guest moorage is available on a first come, first served basis at Port of Everett’s North Guest Docks 6 & 7; a radio frequency is provided so boaters can tune in
  • In the event of inclement weather, the movie may be cancelled; cancellations will be posted on the Port of Everett websiteFacebook and Twitter.



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July 15, 2019

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Everett Police Remember Fallen Officer On 20 Year Anniversary Of His Line Of Duty Death

Editor’s Note: This morning at 3:15 AM there was a moment of silence on the Everett Police radio frequency. It marked the time twenty years ago that Everett Police Officer Brian DiBucci died in the line of duty serving the citizens of Everett, Washington. Every year during their annual awards ceremony the Brian Dibucci Award […]

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July 14, 2019

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Judd & Black Building Finally Demolished

At the corner of Hewitt and Maple the last bits of the Bast Building, one of the oldest buildings in Everett, Washington are about to be carted away. Crews are finishing the demolition of the site of a three-alarm fire at Judd & Black back in September of last year. The main building (which had […]

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