Business

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