Scene in Edmonds: New signs for Five Corners building


After months of work, the painters and construction crews have gone home, leaving behind a fresh look to the northwest slice of the Five Corners pie.

The building that once housed the Red Apple Market and later Mieko’s and Vision Quest athletic clubs now sports a new updated facade with freshly painted signage reflecting the new anchor tenant, Bridge Animal Referral Center (BARC), a specialized veterinary oncology facility.

Described by owner Dr. Chelsea Tripp DVM, as “the Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for pets,” BARC will provide advanced specialized care for pets suffering from cancer, and promises to put Edmonds on the map as a center of the emerging field of veterinary oncology. Learn more about BARC in an earlier My Edmonds News article here.

Also getting fresh signage is Caffe Ladro, which will maintain its corner space in the building.

–Story and photos by Larry Vogel

6 Replies to “Scene in Edmonds: New signs for Five Corners building”

  1. Welcome to Edmonds BARC! The services you provide are much appreciated by those of us that have had pets with cancer. The specialty you bring to the region will bring hope to many.


  2. Bright & shiny! Terrific upgrade to this area and will provide an economic boost to neighbor restaurants.


  3. As a nearby resident, thank you Chelsea for the quality work you are doing on the facade of the entire building complex. We’re fortunate to have you in our neighborhood. And thank you Teresa for providing the helpful link to an earlier article that offers useful information about the services being offered: “BARC would not offer primary care, but rather function as a secondary and tertiary care center, taking referrals from various neighborhood veterinary hospitals of critical care cases with advanced medical needs and/or requiring specialized treatment.”


  4. Dr. Chelsea Tripp is incredible!

    We were referred to Dr. Tripp by our primary veterinarian, Dr. Carol Earls at Brier Veterinary Hospital (also a 5 star vet!). Our beloved miniature dachshund underwent tumor surgery, and chemo was a recommended follow-up treatment. Working with Dr. Tripp’s office staff was easy. We were scheduled in right away, and they even took care of getting our dog’s records.

    Dr. Tripp was awesome! She took time to explain the different options, timeframes and cost. VERY up to date on her knowledge of current treatments. In fact, we were reading a book about cancer in dogs, and she noted that particular version was a year old and a new option was available. She mapped everything out on a white board, in a method that was clear and concise yet user friendly. All of her correspondence and paperwork is detailed and thorough. She also communicates with our primary veterinarian too. I wish human medical care was this great.

    Back to the staff. Wonderful, knowledge and caring. I called one morning in panic with a medication mishap. The staff team member on the phone listened, reviewed our dogs records and came up with a plan immediately. I felt so reassured!

    This new facility will be the first in Western Washington to offer radiation oncology treatments. Evidently, you must take your animals to Pullman at this time.

    I hope none of you ever need the services of an oncologist, but thank your lucky stars Dr. Tripp is here if you do.

    WELCOME BARC – and a heartfelt thank you for being here!


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