The newest Starbucks in Tacoma is at 3401 South 23rd Street, Tacoma (the corner of South 23rd and Union Avenue in the center with Walmart). I stopped on the way to a meeting and went through the drive in though there is a seating area. The entrance was a little confusing to me, but maybe it was just the early hour. The line was long and Starbucks computer went down which slowed things down even more, but I’m sure they will work out the bugs.
I stopped at IBEW Local 76 at 3049 S 36th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409 this afternoon to do some phone banking for the school bond. The union formed by lineman in Tacoma in 1890. Their website is here http://ibew76.org/
Dear husband’s birthday was a on Thursday and we just got got around to celebrating. We went out to a movie and I offered to stop at Stadium Thriftway and buy a birthday cake, but apparently a birthday pie was more to his liking. So we stopped at Shari’s at 2323 South Union Avenue and after much discussion we selected a Velvet Chocolate Silk pie, which proved to be rather tasty.
Forza is a relatively small chain with 23 locations and today I stopped at the Forza at 1202 S Union St., Tacoma, WA 98438. I met a dear friend and we had coffee and visited. Twas a lovely after work event.
Update: This Forza location closed in early 2012 and the space is available for lease.
And a photo of the building under construction can be found here:
A big thank you to Brian at the Northwest Room of the Tacoma Public Library and also my friend Mary! 🙂
Today I ran into the Paper Zone in Tacoma Central Shopping Center off of Union and South 23rd. There is just something so inspiring about all those stamps, art paper and crafts! There are six Paper Zone locations in Washington State and three more in Oregon.
General information about the stores can be found here
And their blog, with some fun craft ideas, is located here
Update: 5.6.2011 I’ve heard that the Tacoma Paper Zone is closing the door at the end of May 2011. Makes me sad.