A BOON FOR URBAN PARENTS
Many cities, faced with increasing populations and a growing demand for urban living, are moving toward making their downtowns welcoming residential neighborhoods for families with children. Seattle is no different. In the last year, a new and exciting effort among government and private sector leaders has emerged to respond to downtown Seattle’s changing demographics.
INDEPENDENT GAS STATIONS SEE HOW LOW THEY CAN GO
Washington has some of the highest gas prices in the nation. But one independent carwash and gas-station owner, has a way of playing the market and keeping prices down. At least for the moment. If you are looking for gas deals in the Puget Sound area, your first stop might not be General Brushless Car Wash. But that is where, a gallon of gas is going for just $3.76 – well below the state average of $4.08 and 38 cents cheaper than the average price of gas in the Seattle metro area, according to AAA data.
ASK.COM BUTTERS UP SEATTLE WITH FREE PEDICAB RIDES
Advertising usually doesn’t offer the consumer anything of real tangible value – other than a few funny one-liners to toss around. But a new Ask.com campaign running in Seattle dubbed “You Asked, We Answered” is looking to make life a little bit easier around here. The online question-and-answer site polled Seattle residents during a two-week period last month about what they would most like to see happen in the city this summer, from easing the morning commute to reducing stadium traffic to refilling the wading pools at city parks. Now, the company is in the midst of delivering on the promises.
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