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You probably won’t find a ripe “chayote con espina” or a juicy “xoconostle” at your local supermarket, but the spiky, potato-like vegetable and the colorful cactus fruit are popular items at La Huerta International Market in Kent.
Nearly one year after construction of the building, it still remains uncertain when a new Rite Aid drugstore will open in Kent at the corner of Meeker Street and Washington Avenue.
Technology isn’t just for Fortune 500 companies.
Ball Corporation announced April 23 that it will close its aluminum-beverage, can-manufacturing plant in Kent in the third quarter of 2008. A pretax charge of approximately $12 million ($7 million after-tax) will be recorded in the company’s second-quarter results. On final disposition of the facilities, the closure is expected to be approximately $4 million cash positive inclusive of income tax benefits.
Kent Women’s Spa & Fitness Center last month saw a spike in its testosterone levels for the first time in two decades.