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 By Christopher Kim    News

UPDATE: Plastic bag ban NOW in effect

​​Beginning Friday, Oct. 1, the statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect. The bag ban prohibits the distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags by... — Updated 10/1/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Blo Blow Dry Bar franchise opening new location

Blo Blow Dry Bar, a North American hair-styling salon franchise, will open a new location in Mill Creek by year's end. The business, with more than 130 locations open and in develop... — Updated 9/24/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

The Market formerly known as Central ...

Formerly known as Central Market in Mill Creek, the Town & Country Market has undergone a season of change this past summer from officially rebranding to its family name,... — Updated 9/20/2021

 

Peoples Bank treasure hunt returns

Continuing its tradition of encouraging people to give back to others while understanding the importance of saving, Peoples Bank will launch Pigs in Places over the long Labor Day... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Psst ... Clothing aficionados will want to share this Best Kept Secret

Never was a name so apt. Tucked away in an industrial park in the south end of Mukilteo is a clothing store called Best Kept Secret. It's not news to their many faithful customers,... — Updated 8/20/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Mask on, Mask off... Mask on

Effective on Thursday, Aug. 12, Snohomish County will be mandating mask-wearing for everyone 5 or older within public indoor spaces. Local businesses that had started celebrating... — Updated 8/20/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek Festival kicks off with updated schedule and guidelines

The annual Mill Creek Festival will take place in the same location as in years past, with slight variations to festival hours this year. After being put on hold in 2020 due to... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Just Poké and DIY Tea Lab arrive in Town Center

Mill Creek Town Center has two new businesses coming this summer: Just Poké, serving Hawaiian poke, and DIY Tea Lab, with bubble tea. The two businesses will be sharing a single... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Chamber Charity Golf Tournament returns for 2021

The Mill Creek Chamber of Commerce's annual Charity Golf Tournament will return this summer at the Mill Creek Country Club. With registration for teams nearly complete, the event... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek has fully reopened

After more than 15 months of social and business restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, things are starting to return to normal capacity, giving local communities and... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Food truck night every Wednesday at local church

Advent Lutheran Church has been working in partnership with the Washington State Food Truck Association to host a variety of food trucks every week in an effort to support local... — Updated 7/16/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek Library In-person services will open next week

With COVID restrictions beginning to loosen, the Mill Creek Sno-Isle Library prepares to open its doors for its first in-person operations in over a year. The library had a soft... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Christopher Kim    News

Central Market renovations include year-round seating area

Central Market has undergone several changes over the course of the last few months in an attempt to accommodate current COVID regulations and an updated and growing selection of... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

CARES funding spent on county business support

The county has launched a plan to support local businesses, with use of federal CARES funds. On Friday, Nov. 27, Snohomish County announced the launch of Support SnoCo, a four-prong... — Updated 12/10/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Dining moves back outside as weather turns damp

Rain washed over the Mill Creek Town Center's Main Street the night before its restaurants would shift to outdoor dining and take-out options, in response to state restrictions,... — Updated 11/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Rainy and cold weather hits as dining experiences move inside

Business owners in Mill Creek's Town Center are bracing for the second of two indoor dining bans, with funding concerns at the forefront for those who have already tapped... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

Protect your business, over coffee

The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County has scheduled a free, virtual "Coffee Chat" for 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 01. The Zoom-based "Coffee Chat" events are... — Updated 11/17/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Two small businesses close, then reopen after COVID clusters

Two businesses in Mill Creek and one on Airport Road near Mukilteo went through the process of temporary closure after employees tested positive for COVID-19. Two La Palmera... — Updated 11/6/2020 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek businesses may qualify for CARES funding

The $600,000 in CARES funding available to Mill Creek businesses is quickly approaching the halfway mark in committed funds, just four days into the process the City created to... — Updated 11/4/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek offers grants to small businesses, service organizations

The City Council approved a plan to distribute CARES funding to Mill Creek businesses. "The intent of the CARES Act is direct economic development for the businesses (that are) on... — Updated 10/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek library still shuttered to visitors

While more activity will be allowed under loosened restrictions announced recently by Governor Jay Inslee, the change won't help Mill Creek's library. Libraries are one of the many... — Updated 10/11/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Cities make plans for reopening of venues

As the doors to event venues prepare to swing open, Mill Creek is already taking steps to help businesses make a comeback from COVID-19's impact on their bottom lines. Gov. Jay... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By Beacon staff    News

Neowise comet lights up the sky

A newly discovered comet has graced the skies above Mill Creek and most of the Northern Hemisphere recently. It is the brightest comet visible in our area in the last 25 years, and... — Updated 8/7/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Remember to vote in the primary, Tuesday, August 4

As if 2020 wasn't jam-packed enough, another election day is coming up. Voters will decide Aug. 4 which candidates will advance to the general election in November. Besides all... — Updated 7/24/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

City has spent nearly $1 million on legal fees this year alone

The City of Mill Creek has spent nearly $1 million in legal expenses so far in 2020 and is expecting to spend more than $2 million in the current biennial budget. The City has... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

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