Edmonds Economic Development and Community Services Director Stephen Clifton sent an email with an upbeat subject line — “Edmonds is on a roll” — to local media Thursday with an update on new businesses planning to open in Edmonds or those that have already begun operations. Among them:
— Red Petal Cakes will be opening at 321 Main St. in March 2012
— A new Subway is operating at Westgate
— The City of Edmonds issued a building foundation and site work permit for a new Swedish Oncology Center, and a Certificate of Occupancy for Jack Murphys Pub.
— The Rusty Pelican restaurant, scheduled to open in January 2012, plans to employ eight people in Edmonds.
— Premier Ortho (Kruger Clinic) has submitted a formal building permit to construct a new three-story orthopedic center on 72nd Avenue West, just west of McDonalds on Highway 99.
— Averetek, an integrated technology and applications development company, has located next to Opus Bank on 5th Avenue South and Walnut Street. Averetek currently has nine full-time and two part-time employees in Edmonds, and by next week will have 10 FTEs.
— Foundation for International Services, a provider of international document services including foreign credential evaluations and translation services, plans to locate at 505 5th Ave. S. (next to J. Rankin Jewellers) and open in February 2012. Although this business has been issued a tenant improvement permit, the permit has not been finalized, Clifton said. It will hire 21 or 22 permanent employees, plus have occasional temporary work for five to six people
According to Clifton, the business noted that the office build-out “is progressing nicely and it looks like this will be a terrific step forward for all of us at FIS.”