Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A unique boutique has a new home on 6th Ave

Annette B., which started in 2003, recently moved to a new space at 2611 6th Ave. This unique boutique offers apparel, home, accessories and maternity clothes. The staff are dedicated to featuring designers who use their creativity to make beautiful and one-of-a-kind items. For store hours, more information or to shop, visit Annette B online at

All a buzz… Vanilla Bean Cafe now open

Muffins, pastries, coffee and more are now available at the Vanilla Bean Café, 743 St Helens Ave. Making a move from 64th Street and Waller, the owner is excited to have a bigger, better space to serve customers on St. Helens across from City Hall. This is a “soft” open for the café a grand opening is scheduled for the first of the year. Hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Lecture on sustainability, economics and historic preservation, Dec. 7

You won’t want to miss a free presentation, Dec. 7, by Donovan Rypkema – a leading national figure in the field of historic preservation, economic revitalization and real estate market analysis. As a part of the City’s Historic Preservation Plan and Policy update project, Rypkema will discuss sustainability, economics and historic preservation, focusing on the importance of linking preservation strategies with community-wide goals for sustainability and economic development. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at the Carwein Auditorium, University of Washington Tacoma, Keystone Building Room 102.