Our local running store, Everyday Athlete, sprinted from Juanita to downtown Kirkland on Feb 15th. Their lease was up and they felt like this spot at 264 Central gives them more visibility. The square footage is about the same, and their hottest selling items are Hoka running shoes (renowned to be especially awesome for those with knee of ankle issues) and New Balance shoes, but there's plenty of apparel too. They are also starting to cater some of their offerings towards gym-goers. Bonus: there are 5 free parking spots in the parking garage located between Everyday Athlete and the FOE.
Manager Len and new owner Emma (photo above) want to make sure you know about their free beginner running group every Weds night at 6pm. Register on their website to join. There's also a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on 4/19 at 5pm if you'd like to welcome them to their new location! Store hours are Mon-Fri 10-7 and Sat/Sun 10-5. 425-821-4301
.....and in other news....
Stavros from Santorini called me back! He promised he won't close on us, and that he thinks he almost has his hiring issues sorted out (small businesses require reliable people). Fingers crossed for the upcoming week.
Sounds like a few people heard Aura may have had some issues with the tax man? Another reader said Aura is in the back of a strip mall on 124th across from the Ford dealership. It's like "Where's Waldo?" More sniffing required.