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Food safety: Restaurant scores for March

Jacks7_16259067_ver1.0_640_480Correction: I originally referred to these as May scores. Inspections were conducted in March.

Below are the March restaurant inspection scores distributed by the Kitsap Public Health District.

The health district keeps tabs on more than 1,000 establishments in Kitsap. Each is usually inspected twice a year. Inspectors make sure food is handled properly from prep to serving.

The district works with operators to correct deficiencies. Grades from the inspections are made available to the public.

The inspection report from March is posted below. For even more detailed safety information on a restaurant, you can use the health district’s handy database search.

March restaurant scores

Mora Iced Creamery opening new factory

Mora Iced Creamery owner Jerry Perez in the new production facility that is under construction in Poulsbo on Friday, March 27, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Mora Iced Creamery owner Jerry Perez in the new production facility. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Update: Apparently the ribbon cutting ceremony is invite-only. Apologies to anyone who put it on their calendar. 

After 10 years in business, Mora Iced Creamery is ready to go big.

The small-batch, artisnal ice cream maker will debut a new Poulsbo factory on Saturday.

At 10,000-square-feet, the facility isn’t huge. It is, however, a significant step in the evolution of the company.

Mora plans to begin offering franchises this summer, with the aim of creating 40 to 50 new locations over the next five years. The Viking Avenue factory will help Mora keep up with demand from new shops, while supplying wholesale to grocery stores and restaurants.

Mora’s original Bainbridge Island production facility could only meet the needs of the three shops in Poulsbo, Kingston and Winslow.

The Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal recently wrote about Mora’s expansion plans. You can find that story here.

Ribbon cutting set for Clearwater Casino hotel


Casino1_13289723_ver1.0_640_480A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Suquamish Tribe’s new Clearwater Casino Resort hotel tower is set for 3 p.m. May 18.

The 98-room hotel was part of the second phase expansion at the Clearwater.

The new addition includes The Clearwater, a fine dining restaurant that opened May 6. The new Beach Glass Cafe and Beach Bru Coffee shop opened Tuesday.

A large conference room was also built into the hotel addition.

The Monday ribbon cutting event will include speakers, tours and a reception.

You can read our February story on the Clearwater hotel expansion here.

Grocery store, Goodwill and a motel among March commercial sales

The $9.23 million acquisition of a former Silverdale Albertsons headlined Kitsap County commercial property sales in March.

The Bucklin Hill Road grocery store changed hands March 6 and was rebranded as a Haggen.

Properties home to a Silverdale Goodwill store and Bremerton Super 8 motel also changed hands in March. A total of 22 commercial parcels sold that month for a combined $22.7 million, according to  county assessor’s documents.

Here’s a look at a few  high-profile transactions:

Silverdale Albertsons (now Haggen) — $9.23 million

Sale date: March 6

Assessed value: $7.06 million

IMG_7058Sold by: ABS WA O, LLC. to SPIRIT SPE HG 2015-1, LLC.

Description: A 5.4-acre property and 56,000-square-foot store at 2222 NW Bucklin Hill Road.

Notes: The buyer was a Spirit Realty Capital company, which leased the property to Haggen.

The Silverdale Albertsons was one of three Kitsap stores Haggen is acquiring this year as part of a divestiture required for the mammoth Albertsons/Safeway merger.

The Silverdale store and a Port Orchard Safeway changed over to the Haggen brand in March. The Port Orchard store is located in Bethel Junction, which recently sold to a California company.

An East Bremerton Albertsons is set to transition to Haggen in June.

Silverdale Goodwill — $6.63 million

Sale date: March 15

Assessed value: $4.98 million

Sold by: Kirby Properties, LLC. to Seattle Goodwill Industries

Description: A 2.2-acre property and 61,000-square-foot retail center at 10001 Mickelberry Road NW.

Notes: It appears Goodwill bought the property from Daniel Kirby of Olympia. The nonprofit retailer opened on Mickelberry Road in 2009. The building was previously home to Linens ‘N’ Things.

Bremerton Super 8 — $1.95 million

Sale date: March 2

Assessed value: $2.6 million

Sold by: The Peninsula Group, LLC. to Sumit, LLC.

Description: A motel on 1.3 acres at 5008 Kitsap Way in West Bremerton.

Bayside Storage, Annapolis — $634,000

Sale date: March 30

Assessed value: $304,800

Sold by: Bayside Storage, LLC. to Ryan Goding

Description: A storage facility on one-third of an acre at 1960 Bay Street.

Notes: Bayside Storage appeared in our pages recently for hosting an eclectic flea market on weekends.

Former Nite Shift, Bremerton — $250,000

nite.shiftSale date: March 19

Assessed value: $294,000

Sold by: 242 Burwell, LLC. to Denny Hill Residential, LLC.

Description: A 5,000-square-foot former tavern built in 1956. Located at 242 Burwell Street in downtown.

Notes: Buyers have applied for permits to replace the old tavern with multi-family housing.

Moondogs Too, Port Orchard — $383,000

Sale date: March 8

Assessed value: $285,000

Sold by: DBSC Holdings, LLC. to Fore Investments, LLC.

Description: A 4,200-square-foot bar and grill built in 1900 and adjacent patio on Bay Street.

Notes: Moondogs was put up for sale a year ago due to the passing of former owner Darryl Baldwin.