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Kent Bowl owner Jack Zaborac

Unlikely Kent Bowl owner preps for alley’s 50th anniversary

Kent resident Jack Zaborac never thought he’d make his living in a bowling alley. He didn’t grow up throwing strikes or even spares, he said, and he never imagined a life running the lanes would be very lucrative. But fate would have it otherwise. Now, Zaborac, 83, is the 46-year manager and longtime owner of Kent Bowl, located at 1234 Central Ave. N., and though he says the bowling business isn’t always booming, he’s glad he found his career.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Kent Bowl owner Jack Zaborac
An artist’s rendition shows a future 80

Officials break ground on newest addition to Kent Station

Officials broke ground Tuesday for the latest addition to Kent Station, an 80,500-square-foot building that will add retail space, office space and an extension of the Green River Community College Kent campus to the downtown urban village.

  • Jun 27, 2008
An artist’s rendition shows a future 80
Safety experts crackling over fireworks safety

Safety experts crackling over fireworks safety

Urging the public to stay away from what they say is an extremely dangerous product, national health and fire safety advocates joined District of Columbia fire officials at a press conference Wednesday to denounce the use of consumer fireworks and launch new public-service announcements in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Safety experts crackling over fireworks safety

Mariners, T-birds tickets up for grabs at Kent Downtown auction

The Kent Downtown Partnership has scheduled its annual Anniversary Board Installation for June 21 at the Kent Senior Activities Center.

  • Jun 9, 2008
The Kent Downtown Partnership’s Wine

Wine, Women Wow event a healthy draw in Kent

The Kent Downtown Partnership’s Wine, Women Wow event drew a healthy crowd May 23 at Green River Community College’s campus at Kent Station. The event raised funds for the KDP, as well as the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Program.

  • Jun 9, 2008
The Kent Downtown Partnership’s Wine
Kent Station’s newest tenant

Kent Station gets a new store: Marie Haggin Accessories

Debbie Haggin, owner of Marie Haggin Accessories, has scheduled a grand opening in June for her new Kent Station store. Marie Haggin Accessories will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The store will offer refreshments, free gifts, raffle prizes and a new array of merchandise that includes handmade jewelry, scarves, handbags, home décor, homemade soaps, gift items, accessories and more.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Kent Station’s newest tenant
A crane demolishes a portion of the former King County Journal editorial offices March 26 in Kent. The remainder of the building will house Holmes Electric

Construction work begins on former Journal campus

Work has begun in earnest on a multi-phase project involving the former King County Journal campus in Kent.

  • Jun 2, 2008
A crane demolishes a portion of the former King County Journal editorial offices March 26 in Kent. The remainder of the building will house Holmes Electric

Mexican market expanding its borders

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.

  • Jun 2, 2008
The building for a new Rite Aid on the corner of West Meeker and Washington Avenue sits empty for now.

Just when will Rite Aid open in Kent valley?

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.

The building for a new Rite Aid on the corner of West Meeker and Washington Avenue sits empty for now.
Kent resident Mike O’Brien

Kent firm has big dreams for small companies

Technology isn’t just for Fortune 500 companies.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Kent resident Mike O’Brien

Ball Corporation to close manufacturing plant in Kent

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.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Brad Eller

Fitness center gets new owner – and new philosophy

Kent Women’s Spa & Fitness Center last month saw a spike in its testosterone levels for the first time in two decades.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Brad Eller