Cow caper at the Cheesemonger’s Table
Who stole the Cheesemonger’s cows? It’s an ongoing mystery for Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson, who owns the Cheesemonger’s Table next to Old Milltown Plaza.
Peterson used to have five plastic cows — similar in size and weight to flamingo lawn ornaments — decorating the front of his business at 203 5th Ave. S. Then, in the middle of August, the bovines disappeared.
The second-term councilmember sheepishly admitted he didn’t call Edmonds police about the cownapping. But he did not have to wait long for at least some of the cows to come home. A week after the herd went missing, Edmonds Public Works employees came across two of them and returned them to the shop. Then, in mid-September, Peterson received a phone call from the owners of downtown Edmonds’ Reliable Flooring, who spotted one of the missing cows on their store awning.
The rescued cows were a little worse for wear — Peterson noted that there were some missing ears — but the three figures are now once again hanging upside down in front of the restaurant entryway.