The City Council and staff welcomed a new business to the ground floor of Arbor Village on Friday, August 3, 2018. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place just outside the 1,564 square foot salon that offers a spacious and relaxing experience for customers. Owner Danny Nguyen and his wife Lily opened their second salon after their Lynnwood salon had more business than it could handle. Danny said he did some research and realized the potential of locating in the redeveloping Mountlake Terrace Town Center.
Mountlake Terrace Plaza
Rosita Sandell, the new Executive Director of Mountlake Terrace Plaza, invited the City Council and officials to participate in their grand re-opening to celebrate their remodel on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Under new management by MBK Senior Living and ownership by Capital Seniors Housing, Mountlake Terrace Plaza (formerly known as Merrill Gardens) is planning a big casino event that same day. Rosita said they have begun a Johnny Carson-like talk show once a month from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the afternoon and she would welcome speakers from within the community to come and talk to their residents.
Banh Mi Bites
About 20 city officials and guests attended the ribbon cutting event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 Banh Mi Bites located at 23601 56th Avenue W, #600 (in Arbor Village). The restaurant features Vietnamese street food including bites, veggie and meat sandwiches, meatball skewers, smoothies, and coffee and tea specialty drinks.
AXIS Pharmacy Northwest
On January 24, 2017 AXIS Pharmacy Northwest celebrated the grand opening of their new 9,000 square foot Mountlake Terrace location. AXIS is located at 6007 244th Street SW, Suite A2 (next to the Gene Juarez Academy in Gateway Place). Locally owned, AXIS is a full service pharmacy with compounding services, long-term care, bubble packaging, and a 1,500 square foot wellness boutique. They also offer hormone therapy, statewide delivery, medication disposal, and free state-approved continuing education to caregivers. AXIS relocated their business, formerly known as Shiraz Pharmacy, from Everett and opened in Mountlake Terrace on January 2. The ribbon cutting event included City Council and other officials as well as representatives from Economic Alliance with refreshments provided by Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant.
Ribbon Cutting Event at Mountlake Senior Living
On August 17, 2016 the City Council joined officials from Mountlake Senior Living, SHAG, and Washington State Housing and Finance Commission for a ribbon cutting and grand opening event for this facility that opened earlier this summer. Consisting of 96 units, Mountlake Senior Living is located at 5525 244th Avenue W. Mayor Jerry Smith, City Manager Scott Hugill and long-time resident Karen Miller who also chairs the Washington State Housing and Finance Commission were all featured speakers at the event along with SHAG’s Executive Director and Pacific Northern Construction’s CEO. The rooftop event featured beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and a glimpse of Lake Washington and with temps in the 80’s, their beach party theme was appropriate for the wonderful weather!
Lakeview Trail Ribbon Cutting Event
In October of 2015, over 60 city and elected officials, neighbors and guests peddled or strolled to the trail to celebrate the Lakeview Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Lacey Harper, Deputy Director of External Affairs for Governor Jay Inslee, spoke on Governor Jay Inslee’s behalf at the event. Governor Inslee played an instrumental role in helping the city secure federal funding for the project when he served as a Representative for the 1st U.S. Congressional District of which Mountlake Terrace was a part of at the time. The Governor attended a ribbon cutting event for the Interurban Trail in Mountlake Terrace back in 2008 and voiced support for the city’s “future” Lakeview Trail that now links the Interurban with the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center.
The Lakeview Trail includes approximately one mile of non-motorized trail from the Interurban Trail at 228th Street SW to the west end of the 236th Street SW bridge over Interstate 5. It connects to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center and Freeway Station via Lakeview Drive.
Snohomish Pie Company Grand Opening
About 130 residents, city officials and guests from at least 11 neighboring cities attended a ribbon cutting event on March 14, 2015 to celebrate the grand opening of Snohomish Pie Company in Mountlake Terrace.
Mayor Jerry Smith and City Councilmembers cut the ribbon along with Snohomish Pie Company owners Jenny and Ryan Brien and their children. In anticipation of the “Pi Day 3.14” festivities around the country, loyal Mountlake Terrace residents and visitors started lining the sidewalk in front of the business more than an hour before the event. Jenny Brien stated, “This is a dream come true! Thank you to the City of Mountlake Terrace for the huge welcome and to everyone who showed up for the grand opening. We look forward to serving you for years to come!”
Located in the West Plaza at 5602 232nd Street SW between Double DD Meats and Romios and nearby Diamond Knot’s Brewpub@MLT, Snohomish Pie Company also serves cinnamon rolls, cookies, sandwiches, soups and salads.
Evergreen Award Winners
The Evergreen Awards Program recognizes Mountlake Terrace property owners who take great pride in maintaining and transforming their properties. Pictured here are the original winners from our 2009 awards reception. Nominations generally open in late March and close in late May. Find more information here.