The academies are aimed at helping department managers and
hourly supervisors gain retail skills and the
knowledge needed to run their specific departments, according
to a news release. Participants receive two weeks of
hands-on training in classrooms and on the sales floor.
National Retail Federation predicts more than 137 million
Americans will shop during Thanksgiving weekend,
topping last year’s retail frenzy.
But here in the newsroom the buildup to Black Friday has
felt noticeably muted this fall.
Typically we’re inundated by press
releases from retailers in November.E-mails pour in from big chain retailers touting extended
hours and price-slashing sprees. Local
shops give us friendly prods for coverage of Small
Business Saturday. Online sellers send constant Cyber Monday
This year we’ve received a smattering of those
promotions, but not the typical deluge. So we’re interested
hearing your take on Black Friday.
Have the deals been hyped as much this year as
in years past? Is shopping a part of your Thanksgiving
week tradition? Do you have other ways you prefer to
spend your post-turkey holiday?
Let us know by taking our poll (you can pick more
than one answer) or dropping a comment below. And whatever your
plans, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
The 17,000-square-foot store will offer a wide range of
outdoor gear and apparel, according to a news release.
Interactive kiosks will allow customers to search the
retailer’s in-store and online inventory while shopping.
The store is handing out prizes customers in line early
on Oct. 27 and will make a $5,000 donation to Seattle Adaptive
“We could not be more excited for our launch in Silverdale which
will create new opportunities for our customers who want to shop
and at the same time, change lives around the world,” Purpose
CEO Christie Johnson said in a news release.
“We are dedicated to being a business that gives back to the
global community and we feel very welcomed at the Trails.”
Purpose, which sells apparel and accessories for “women of
all shapes, styles and backgrounds,” first opened in Bremerton in
2013 and added a Kirkland store in 2014. The boutique donates
a portion of its sales to charities that combat human
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A ribbon cutting is
scheduled for noon on Sept. 30, followed by a grand opening
celebration Oct. 1.
The Trails also will
welcome a discount outdoor gear store and burger joint this
That changed this Thursday, as the city
materials had been filed for the development, which
would create 552 apartment units, 160-units
of senior housing, a commercial plaza, and 34 acres
of landscaping and open space, spread across 57 acres.
Access would be from Bond Road and Highway 305, with a
connection to Vetter Road also planned.
A pre-application meeting is scheduled for Oct. 4. The
pre-application process allows developers to informally discuss
plans with city staff because filing a land use application.
A master plan for Edward Rose was approved in 2011, but the
project never broke ground.
Edward Rose & Sons is a development company based in