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Tribune NEWS BITES for Nov. 18, 2020

Everett selected for Main Street program
EVERETT — The Downtown Everett Association has been selected to join the Main Street Program, a group that promotes and strengthens downtowns. The program is by invite only, so it is a big honor for Everett. Sixty-six towns participate.
The program also gives ideas on how to make improvements to local buildings and how to help small businesses in downtown grow. It also provides tax incentives by being in the program. The program is coordinated by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Downtown Everett Association joins the program in January.

Everett arts grant requests due this week
EVERETT — The city is taking applications for cultural arts grants from nonprofits, and artists sponsored by nonprofits until Nov. 20.
Applications and full details on the cultural arts grant program are available at
grants. For more information, contact Kimberly Shelton at or 425-257-8305.

Monroe has buyer for another N. Kelsey parcel
MONROE — One more piece of North Kelsey might be soon sold. The city last month entered into a purchase-and-sale agreement to sell the northwest corner of Tjerne Place and Chain Lake Road for $850,000. The buyer is a Seattle real estate investment company.
About 15 years ago, the city bought multiple acres called the North Kelsey area; since then, it has sold a majority of the parcels.
In other Monroe business news, a mattress store opened where Player’s Music Mart (126 E. Main St.) had closed a couple of years ago. Also, Harry’s on Main gastropub opened for business after many months of renovating the former Main Street Café (107 W. Main St.). The David Hose murals inside were kept.

Compass Health project nets $1M
EVERETT — Compass Health announced it received a $1 million donation from the Sunderland Foundation in support of the Broadway Campus Redevelopment project, which is designed integrate behavioral healthcare, primary healthcare and permanent supportive housing services in a regional center in downtown Everett.

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