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New owners for Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals of Kitsap County changed ownership in June.

Wayne and Phylis Sargent owned the Bremerton franchise location since 1987. The new owners are Ken and Kristal Baker of Port Orchard, who moved to the county in 2006.

Kristal has a background in sales and marketing, according to a news release. Ken worked in manufacturing and and engineering.

“We are excited about this opportunity to offer exceptional staffing and share with the community the new services we can provide to job seekers and businesses,” Ken said in the release.

Express Employment Professionals has more than 600 franchise offices in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. The Bremerton office is located at 4545 Auto Center Way in Bremerton. Call (360) 479-4756 for information.


Buffalo Wild Wings is indeed coming to Silverdale

bwwRestaurant and sports bar chain Buffalo Wild Wings plans to open a store in Silverdale this fall. And that’s about all we know for now.

Regional Marketing Manger Jon Gotreau said the Kitsap restaurant is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2014. Details on the location have not been finalized, he said. The chain is already hiring for managers in Silverdale.

Buffalo Wild Wings has locations in Tukwila, Federal Way and Tacoma. Another was rumored in downtown Seattle. The Ohio-based company has hundreds of outlets spread across all 50 states.

I’ve never actually been to a Buffalo Wild Wings, but like anyone who’s ever watched a game of football on television, I’ve seen their ads.

Safeway opening Poulsbo store June 27; hiring 120


A grand opening for Poulsbo’s Safeway store and gas station is now set for June 27.

Safeway spokeswoman Sara Osborne said the 59,000-square-foot store at Lincoln Road and 10th Avenue will have about 160 employees. Of those, 120 will be new hires. The company refers job seekers to its website for application information.

Osborne said the store will have all the accustomed Safeway departments, including produce, natural and organic foods, a bakery, floral kiosk, videos, and pharmacy. The deli will feature sushi, sandwiches, a China Express, an olive bar and a soup bar.

Seating for the deli is situated by windows with views to the west and south, alongside an indoor fireplace. Outdoor seating will be available at the front of the store.

A Starbucks coffee shop and US Bank branch are integrated into the building. The gas station has 10 pumps.

Safeway was a featured sponsor of Poulsbo’s Viking Fest last weekend and is sponsoring the Third of July celebration, Osborne said.

Construction began on the store in early 2013 with an opening originally planned for December, and later projected for May.