Business News

Council moving away from backing mid-box store

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A new report for the City Council indicates less interest in bringing a so-called mid-box retailer such as Fred Meyer to Anacortes than building up the number of small-scale locally-owned retailers to fill the retail void here.

Public comments on Tesoro's xylene plan

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Tom Glade, representing Evergreen Islands, and a handful of others were queued up to comment at a an open house for a proposal by the Tesoro’s March Point refinery to add new capacity to produce and ship xylene.

RadioShack here closing

Mike Sutcliffe, owner of the Anacortes RadioShack

Mike Sutcliffe, owner of the RadioShack franchise here has decided to close the store, the last remaining RadioShack in Skagit County, by May Day.

Open House for new Tesoro project

Tesoro Anacortes Refinery

The county planning department has set an open house this Thursday in Anacortes for Tesoro’s proposal to build a plant expansion to extract xylene from crude oil.

Sebo's Hardware sold

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The owners of Sebo’s Hardware have sold the store to the owners of four hardware stores in the Kitsap Valley and Olympic Peinsula.