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Microsoft’s Building 92. Wikimedia/Photo by Coolcaesar

Microsoft at top for 2018

Redmond-based tech giant closes year as most valued publicly-traded company.

Microsoft’s Building 92. Wikimedia/Photo by Coolcaesar
The concepts from Mainstreet Property Group LLC (top) and Shelter Holding/Weinstein A+U were selected as finalists in an RFQ process for a commuter parking and mixed-use project in Mercer Island’s Town Center. Courtesy photos

Joint proposal announced for Mercer Island’s commuter parking and mixed-use project

The two ‘finalist’ companies will team up, with MainStreet Property Group leading the project.

  • Dec 28, 2018
The concepts from Mainstreet Property Group LLC (top) and Shelter Holding/Weinstein A+U were selected as finalists in an RFQ process for a commuter parking and mixed-use project in Mercer Island’s Town Center. Courtesy photos
Inside the lobby at the Google office in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Runner1928

Google, Facebook to pay more than $400,000 to Washington state in campaign finance cases

Both are in the top 10 largest campaign finance recoveries in Washington state history.

Inside the lobby at the Google office in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Runner1928

Island Books hits 45-year mark

Store celebrated on Nov. 3 with cake and community.

Inside the lobby at the Google office in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Runner1928

Kirkland employees protest sexual misconduct in Google walkout

Google’s Kirkland campus took part in the worldwide protest of sexual misconduct within the company.

Inside the lobby at the Google office in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Runner1928

Mercer Island’s Roanoke Inn receives first ever ‘legacy business’ award from the county

The Island’s oldest business received a 2018 John D. Spellman Award for historic preservation.

  • Nov 1, 2018

Fall housing market shifts

Residential real estate snapshot for Mercer Island

  • Oct 11, 2018

Mercer Island galleries debut new art at First Friday

Islanders enjoyed paintings, wine and conversation at the event.

Former Tully’s locations spring back to life

Following the coffee chain’s collapse earlier this year, other Eastside businesses are moving in.

Self-driving car conference on Sept. 19

Tickets can be found online at transpogroup.com/avconference.html

  • Sep 19, 2018

Mercer Island entrepreneur runs huge weed industry magazine

Greg James runs Marijuana Venture, the leading legal pot industry magazine in the country.

Island Treats opens downtown Mercer Island storefront

Ann Peterson’s business has moved beyond her kitchen garage and into a storefront.

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

A Sammamish couple hopes to break ground on a permanent indoor surf facility later this year.

Barrels wine bar set to open June 20 in Mercer Island

Joe and Tina Kennedy are hoping to open a new wine bar on the island soon.

Sound Publishing appoints new president and vice president

Josh O’Connor is the new president and publisher while Terry Ward is the new vice president.

  • May 19, 2018

Seattle head tax worries Eastside business organizations

Seattle has passed a head tax to help fund homelessness services.

Office space is tight all across the Eastside

The Broderick Group released a report detailing low office vacancy rates across Eastside cities.

Global luxury real estate brand opens on Mercer Island

Aviation and yacht services are part of Hamburg giant Engel & Völkers’ unique concierge service.

  • Mar 22, 2018

Mercer Island’s Auto Spa welcomes new owner

Suzanne Skone recently sold the business to Brandon Santos, who has managed it since 2006.