Business and Commerce in Burien

Below find the latest news regarding Burien's business and commerce.
Australian Pie Company - Interview With Owner Angus Wood
August 26th, 2022
By Joseph Riverson.There are two things in life that we cannot easily forget, no matter how hard we try. They are:That warm embrace we get from Mama when we need it most, andMama's hot and tasty homemade meals straight from the oven.Oh yes! When we heard her wonderful voice calling us in that loving tone: "Lunch is ready", "Breakfast is ready," or "Dinner's Ready", no matter what time of day it wa...
The Three Tree Point Store: Restoring a Neighborhood Landmark (Part 3)
August 22nd, 2022
Throughout the interview with Three Tree Point Store owner Nelle Reichert, there were beloved neighbors and visitors coming into the store with broad smiles and expectant visages as they entered through the doors, enjoying the beautiful summer morning. Many came with their children, and one after the other, each patron satisfactorily walked away with a beverage or food of some sort. Quite a few sa...
With the Eagle Landing Stairs Disappearing, an Unsung Burien Stair Builder Continues to Build Magnificent Stairs
August 17th, 2022
By Matthys Van Leeuwen With the Eagle Landing Stairs disappearing, an unsung Burien stair-builder continues to build magnificent stairs. Meet Loran Dugan, a man who for his stature you could easily overlook, but his craftsmanship to build stairs makes you look up. He has been building unique stairs from his shop in Burien for 34 years. So, I asked him how many feet in the air he has created over a...
The Three Tree Point Store: Restoring a Neighborhood Landmark (Part Two)
August 16th, 2022
By Joseph Riverson As Gem of the Sound continued to speak with Nelle Reichert, owner of “Three Tree Point Store – A Modern Corner Market”, her zeal, passion, drive and love for the community and neighborhood unfolded with each turn of the discourse.After gathering inspiration for her store from other notable and reputable local general-store classics whilst away in college at the University of Was...
The Three Tree Point Store: Restoring a Neighborhood Landmark (Part One)
August 12th, 2022
By Joseph Riverson In every town, small or big, there is a shared location that’s “home” to its residents, neighbors, and visitors at large. A location where all can meet, eat, have a beverage or two and interact with each other in a relaxed easy-going atmosphere, with little to no encumbrances from the fast-paced “hustle and bustle” of city life.One such location is what Actor David Rose describe...
ecoThrive's Village is on the Way!
August 6th, 2022
By Martin Barrett There are many factors contributing to the increase in housing costs. The monetary policy of the Fed has ballooned assets which helps the wealthy while penalizing those who earn less money. Cities have put in greater zoning restrictions, taking land off the list of potential development sites. Counties, states and the federal government have added regulations that increase costs....
The Shoppe Seahurst: Celebrating Four Years in Burien
August 4th, 2022
By Joseph Riverson Amidst good cheer and a hearty laugh on a sunny summer afternoon, Beka Atwood, owner and proprietor of “The Shoppe Seahurst” in the heart of downtown Burien, shared about her background, her inspiration for the store, and other very exciting piques that makes hers one of the most-loved stores in the Downtown Burien’s Small Business Scene. “I started four years ago,  went on vaca...
The Art of Saving: More on Roth IRAs
July 25th, 2022
By Vicki Krage How many of us, if given a choice, would jump at the chance to remove one or more elements of uncertainty out of our financial future? To take control of something and KNOW the outcome?There is only one investment account type most qualified to do this for you, the Roth IRA. Let me explain further. In our last article we touched on Roth IRAs, and a few of the benefits and restrictio...
Local Businesses Launch New Association
July 20th, 2022
By Martin Barrett “A thriving, diverse business environment and center for the arts.” This is the vision of the newly-formed Burien Business Association, stated Matthys van Leeuwen, BBA Board Member Secretary/Treasurer and owner of Dutch Dog Design.Led by Robyn Desimone, BBA Executive Director and owner of Iris and Peony, the BBA has brought together some leading business leaders in our city, Dann...
The Art of Saving
July 16th, 2022
Taxing the SeedBy Vicki Krage They say nothing is certain but death and taxes. And, if we are being honest, no one enjoys paying taxes. Many of us don’t have a problem paying our fair share, especially if we are fortunate enough to see the fruit benefit our own communities. The majority of our income sources are taxed in one form or another. Investment and retirement accounts are no exception. Mos...
Local Florist Strives for Burien to Flourish as a Small Town
June 6th, 2022
Local florist strives for Burien to flourish as a small town, By Matthys Van Leeuwen: While stepping into “Iris and Peony” there is a clear vibe of a local business that makes an impact; an impact at your home for a lively and flowery decoration or making a statement with flower bouquets at a special event. “Iris and Peony” can offer it with a passion and the team can take care of any flower arran...