Sur La Table, a popular Seattle-based kitchenware store, sold this week to Investcorp, a global investment bank. Sur La Table opened in 1972 in Pike Place Market and has since expanded to over 85 stores nationwide. Sur La Table offers a wide variety of specialty retail kitchenware as well as cooking classes. Investcorp bought the company from the Behnke family and co-owner Freeman Spogli & Co. The current staff and management team will stay with the company, which is headquartered in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Sur La Table is continually expanding; set to open 9 new locations this year. Please see the full Seattle Times article here.
Yesterday, a construction worker suffered a fatal accident at the site of the McGuire building demolishment after falling onto the rebar. The McGuire building in the heart of Belltown is being torn down because of defects. Our condolences go out to the victim’s family, friends, and coworkers.
Mark your calendars Seattlites; President Obama will be in Seattle on September 25th for a stop on his West Coast tour. His schedule has yet to be released, but the word on the street is to expect traffic as the Seattle Seahawks are playing that day as well. Check out The Seattle Times for more information.
Seattle Metro has begun a new shuttle service for the upcoming football season, offering service from local park-and-rides to stadiums for Husky and Seahawk games all season. A round-trip ride is free upon showing a ticket or ticket stub. The shuttles begin up to 2 hours before kick-off and up to 50 minutes before. So avoid the traffic and hassle of parking and check out the shuttle. See the full article here, or visit the Metro website for more information.