Join us for the 3rd Annual Light Up the Beach Holiday Challenge: All You Need is Love! December 2nd from 5-8pm over 30 Rainier Beach businesses and organizations invite you in for a FREE community open house to marvel at their decorations, enjoy their hospitality, and VOTE on your favorites! This event takes place all over Rainier […]

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Detective Cookie Chess Park Planning: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS. Download RFQ PDF HERE. PROJECT AND SITE BACKGROUND Friends of Detective Cookie Chess Park, a volunteer organization comprised of community leaders, community members, Barton Place Apartments residents, and business owners in Rainier Beach, as well as Detective Cookie herself, has proposed the creation of a small park […]

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5th Annual Art Walk Rainier Beach, signature event of the Rainier Beach Merchants Association, will be presented Saturday, September 5th. With a 2015 theme of “A Cultural Homecoming,” the event celebrates all who have lived, worked, and shared in the Rainier Beach community since its settlement by the Duwamish people thousands of years ago. This […]

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Over 70 volunteers and 12 community groups rolled up their sleeves to clean up Rainier Beach and rebuild King Donuts, supporting the Rainier Beach Merchants Association project for Bridge to Beach Clean Up, and party at the Detective Cookie Pop-Up Chess Park Launch on April 25th. The King Donuts effort under the direction of member […]

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As 2015 starts to shape up, we wanted to share a few Rainier Beach Merchants Association highlights from our efforts in 2014. What a stellar year! Below we outline our goals and how we reached them together. Thank you motivated Rainier Beach business owners for making this possible! GOALS & OUTCOMES Grow membership and increase […]

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Last week Seattle Police officers met with Rainier Beach Merchants and community members to share strategies and tactics that are in play to reduce crime in Rainier Beach. Recent efforts, they said, have resulted in a 34{cea9f68ff005c50b1d999c6be45492e1d17a794eb3ad0412345eea2463b3b138} drop in robberies, and arrests of six suspects in recent shootings. South Precinct Captain David Proudfoot lead a […]

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Art Walk Rainier Beach community festival is set to rock the Beach, and be a host for arts lovers from all over Seattle, on September 6th and 7th, 2014. This event will take place in the areas of South Henderson Street and Rainier Avenue South, and is free to the public. Art Walk Rainier Beach […]

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RBMA Mentorship Program Asks Corp Business to Step Up Cindy Jones thinks it’s time for corporate business in Rainier Beach to give back to the community, and help build a vital business environment here. “I have access to the data, and there is a reason why these companies do business here,” says Jones, Branch Manager […]

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