Reginald Robinson’s ragin’ Cajun business has a roomier, more convenient spot – at the corner of East Meeker Street and Railroad Avenue North. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasoning & Spices finds a new home

Reginald Robinson’s ragin’ Cajun business has found a new home at the corner of East Meeker Street and Railroad Avenue North.

Robinson, who grew up on the taste of Southern food, opened Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasoning & Spices in Kent on 84th Avenue South last September. Business was good, he said, but the longtime Kent businessman wanted to find a bigger, more convenient location to accommodate his growing inventory.

The store can now be found at 201 E. Meeker St., and continues to bear the name of Robinson’s mother, a talented cook who raised 14 kids in New Orleans.

Robinson’s new store opens June 17.

Altha’s offers more than 1,000 different products, from salts, seasonings, powders, gumbo, bisque and jambalaya mixes, shrimp and crab boil, jalapeno mayonnaise and relishes, Cajun mustard, rubs, roux, hot sauces, gravy and seafood etouffé mixes and other bases. It carries pees, butter beans and other vegetables, as well as fish, chicken and meats.

All told, the specialty store carries more than 125 different seasonings, Robinson said.

Altha’s sells products made in and from New Orleans and other Southern state vendors.

“There’s nothing bulk. I want to get the real taste and the real flavor (of New Orleans-style food),” Robinson said.

Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 253-719-2242 or visit althascajunspices.com.

More in Business

Summer jobs for teens with the Ecology Youth Corps

Applications being accepted for boys, girls ages 14-17

Coldwell Banker Bain adds Scott, Jackson to Kent Station office

Coldwell Banker Bain has hired Ronald Scott and Lori Jackson to provide… Continue reading

Delta Dental of Washington celebrates local Smile Makers

Seeks nominations of people who bring smiles to their communities

PSE Powerful Partnerships program helps families and the environment

Puget Sound Energy donates $200,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations

25th annual Rampathon accepting free mobility ramp applications

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS), through its… Continue reading

United Way, Highline College partner for free income tax prep

Community members can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a… Continue reading

Kent Downtown Partnership recognized as a Neighborhood Council

City program to enhance organization’s many efforts

Courtesy photo
Oberto named Puget Sound Business Journal Family Business of the Year

Kent sausage company to be honored at symposium on Feb. 1

Sonic Drive-In could open this spring in Kent

Starbucks also coming to 116th, Kent-Kangley corner

Help foster kids sleep easier this new year

Mattress Firm’s pajama drive is on throught Feb. 18

Online sales good for Washington papermakers | Brunell

Curbside recycling bins are packed with cardboard shipping boxes from Christmas online… Continue reading

State AG sues Motel 6 for violating privacy of, discriminating against thousands

Motel 6 provided guests’ personal information to law enforcement without warrant