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Category: Food

July
17th

UPDATED: Chick-fil-A planning a Tacoma store

Georgia-based Chick-fil-A, known for its chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, plans to open a drive-through restaurant in Tacoma.

The plans were filed with the City of Tacoma this morning and first noted by local blog exit133.com. A project manager confirmed them to The News Tribune. Those plans indicate the company plans a 4,567-square-foot restaurant at 3902 Steele St., near the Ashley Furniture store in the Tacoma Mall area.

The plans don’t list a timeline for construction. I’m working to get in contact with someone from the company to elaborate. The company doesn’t operate in Washington state now,

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May
3rd

Tacoma McMenamins is the topic of lunch panel in two weeks

Perhaps, dear readers, we might learn a few more details about the McMenamins’ plans for the Tacoma Elks Temple after a luncheon in two weeks.

Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle & Sound are hosting a lunch panel May 14 at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway, that promises “more exciting details” about the construction.

The group’s news release says construction is scheduled to begin later this year, though a time frame for that has been squishy for awhile. Representatives of the Portland-based brewpub picked up construction permits from the City of Tacoma in February, but work hasn’t begun yet. The

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April
11th

Infinite Soups’ online fundraising campaign succeeds; owners expect to open downtown location in late summer

The folks over at Tacoma’s Infinite Soups are infinitely ecstatic this week.

Co-owner Wendy Clapp has reported that the multi-soup emporium has reached its $5,300 goal on Kickstarter.com, thus funding a business expansion that will see an Infinite Soups outlet erected in Tacoma’s main A Street post office.

“We’re elated,” Clapp said. “We just want to thank the people of Tacoma for supporting us.”

The online campaign to raise the funding met its goal Monday, although donors can continue to pledge through next week.

Supporters will receive bonus gifts based on the level of their donations. Some will be given

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April
4th

California logistics company buys Tacoma and Algona cold storage warehouses

A California company that operates the world’s second largest network of cold storage warehouses this week added cold storage facilities in Tacoma and Algona to its property portfolio.

Lineage Logistics of Colton, Calif., announced it has acquired Tacoma and Algona warehouses owned by Seattle Cold Storage.  Lineage already operates two Western Washington refrigerated warehouses, Seafreeze and CityIce in Seattle.

Together, the two new warehouses comprise 420,000 square feet of additional storage area.  The company operates warehouses on the West Coast, the Southeast, Texas and other parts of the nation that total 13 million square feet.

“We plan to make long-term

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March
29th

Infinite Soups online campaign to open a second location is at 60 percent of goal

An online campaign by the Tacoma soup emporium Infinite Soups to raise funds for a second location has reached 60 percent of its goal.

The campaign – to raise a total of $5,300 – would ensure the opening of a soup outlet in the downtown A Street post office later this year. By Friday afternoon, Kickstarter.com donors had pledged $3,205. If the full goal is reached within the next 21 days, the pledged funds will be given to the owners.

Another Tacoma effort, “42 Sketches 2013” by Michaela Evans, has garnered $2,253, which represents pledges at 225 percent of

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March
17th

Truffles hit by recession’s troubles: University Place sweetshop Affairs has closed

The sweet tooth has been pulled.

After 28 years serving customers from a small University Place storefront, the owner of Affairs Cafe and Bakery on Saturday posted the news along with her thanks.

Established in 1985 by Gay Landry and brother Scott Shriner – and after a devastating fire in 2000, and following the effects of a prolonged recession – Landry late last week made the decision to close.

She began a part-time retirement last April, moving on to work as a marketing representative for a memory-care center in Gig Harbor.

“I kept control of Affairs,” she said Sunday afternoon.

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March
15th

Project to add a second downtown location for Infinite Soups goes up on Kickstarter.com

Fans of Infinite Soups (and who isn’t?), the downtown Tacoma soup emporium, went up on Kickstarter on Friday with a newly announced project: to open a second outlet in the Main Post Office (and former customs house federal courthouse) on A Street.
That’s where SOTA resides, and that’s right across from all the soup-hungry bankers and attorneys at Wells Fargo Plaza.
Here’s how it works. Infinite Soups needs to raise $5,300 by April 20. Donors commit to a donation (minimum of $1) and if the goal is reached, the money goes to the project. If not, not.

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March
13th

Federal Way Top Food & Drug store to close in four-six weeks

Top Food & Drug’s parent company announced this morning that it will close the Federal Way store in four-six weeks.

“Choosing to close this location is difficult knowing the impact it will have on our committed employees and loyal customers,” said John Turley, co-President and Senior Vice-President of Operations at Bellingham-based Haggen, Inc., in a news release.

The Federal Way store, at 31515 20th Ave. South, has 48 employees, according to the release. Haggen said it is working with the assistance of the UFCW Local 21 and Bakers Local 9 unions to place those employees at other Haggen stores.

Within less

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