Finally, a new business in the old Mieko’s space

By Reporter Steven Smalley

After weeks of rumors, it’s confirmed. The old Mieko’s location at 2438, 32nd Avenue West gets a facelift and a new occupant. Get ready for a 9,000 square-foot CVS Pharmacy to open late July 2017, according to the corporate public relations manager who spoke with Magnolia Voice.

When asked why customers should visit CVS over other drug stores, Magnolia Voice received the following by email:

• CVS pharmacy is the first and only national pharmacy chain that has eliminated the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products from all of stores.
• CVS Pharmacy is a leading health and beauty destination offering a wide range high quality better-for-you snacks, health, beauty and personal care products; exclusive private label products that come with a 100% money back guarantee; and the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Program, the nation’s largest rewards program that provides customers with special savings, ExtraBucks, and offers that are earned by shopping in-store or at
• [CVS is] the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

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Donate blood today at Fatima

Please give blood today at Fatima Church Hall from 1-7pm.

The blood supply for our region depends on thousands of local individuals every week who make the decision to give blood and help keep folks safe when they need the gift of life-saving blood.  Did you know…

·         A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.

·         Only 5% of the population donates.

·         Each day, nearly 900 people must donate with BloodworksNW to meet the local need.

·         The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.

·         Every 2 minutes, someone in western WA is receiving a transfusion.

Sponsored by the Magnolia Knights of Columbus

When you donate, please remember to eat a good meal, drink plenty of water, and bring a photo I.D.


·         Yes, you CAN donate if you’ve had a tattoo in the past 12 months – as long as it was performed in a licensed facility in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, or California.

·         Yes, you CAN donate if you are a diabetic – as long as you are healthy you are able to give.

·         Yes, you CAN donate if you are taking blood pressure medicine, as long as your blood pressure is within range.

·         Yes, you CAN donate 6 weeks after pregnancy. And you CAN donate if you’ve had a flu shot.

·         And there is NO upper age limit – as long as you are healthy and have a beating heart you’re eligible!

Triune Pilates – Pilates Workshop for Travelers this weekend

This workshop will be focused on exercises that you can do while on the road with minimal equipment. It will consist of muscle building, stretching, core strengthening, and cardio. Therabands and Magic Circles
are available for purchase with sign up. The workshop will be taught by Jenny Melville.


The class is limited to 8 people so get your spot soon!
$40 for workshop
$10 additional for Theraband
$25 additional for Magic Circle

Saturday, Oct 22nd from 12pm-1:30pm

Triune Pilates 2425-33rd Avenue West A2

Learn more about Triune here.


Spooky movies at the library and more

The Magnolia Library is showing movies (PG) all month long on Saturday’s at 2 PM. Popcorn will be provided. Doors open at 1:45 PM. Click on the links for details.

October 22 – Hotel Transylvania

October 29 – Hocus Pocus

For older readers, they’re showing Strange Brew with special door prizes by Urban Family Brewing Co. and hosting “Bingo and Beer” at Mulleady’s Pub (21 and over) on October 15th.

Magnolia Branch
2801 34th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98199

The Story of Seattle Pacific on a 25-foot Cedar Pole

A Tlingit story pole symbolically representing the history and purpose of Seattle Pacific University will be rededicated on Saturday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m. Tlingit tribal representative Tom Dalton and SPU community members will be part of the special ceremony at the location of the pole behind Alexander Hall on campus. The event is part of SPU’s 125 anniversary celebrations.

The 25-foot cedar pole, commissioned by SPU’s Class of 1971, was designed and carved by Tlingit tribal member Abner Johnson in the early 1970s. Johnson spent several years working on the pole in SPU’s Art Center lobby, where students and the public could watch him carve. Each figure on the pole has a symbolic meaning tied to Seattle Pacific. A falcon, the mascot of SPU, graces the top of the pole.

The public and media are invited to the short ceremony.



Two-hour parking now enforced at Starbucks

There’s a new sheriff in town at the building on the corner of 33rd Avenue West and West McGraw Street – the structure that houses Starbucks. If you’ve ever parked your car in the lot below the building, you know how convenient it is when you visit Howard’s coffee shop or any business in the Village.


Take this as notice: The two-hour parking limit for customers of the building is now being strictly enforced. Some patrons and employees of Starbucks found out the hard way when a building maintenance worker informed those violators of their infraction. Threats of having cars towed were given, according to those who spoke with Magnolia Voice.

“I’ve been here for year and no one has ever said a word about anything. We won’t park there anymore because were too scared,” said one Starbucks employee who did not want her name used.


When asked to explain, the building’s maintenance man said the two-hour limit was newly mandated, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., because of complaints from tenants. The parking area is clearly posted, and now yellow warning stickers are affixed to vehicle windows as a notification to violators.


You’ve been warned.

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