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ur readers have voted

and here are Renton’s favorites in different categories. Awards are given based on exceptional good service from a store or maybe a fantastic meal or service providers who go the extra mile in customer service.

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A message from the publisher


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Here are the results of the Best of Renton 2012!

We gave our readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite people, places and things in the City of Renton. We had more than 1,000 of your neighbors and friends who either voted on our web site or by sending in their ballot by mail. This year we had a few newbies in the neighborhood stand out. For instance in the Fitness Center category, Planet Fitness came in second; what a way to end its first year! Another fairly new business, Eyes on The Landing, came in second in the Optometrist category; way to go! Vino at The Landing was first place in the Wine category with Red House trailing right behind. If you’re looking for a new hairstylist, Brag Hair won Best Hair Salon and Best Service. There are great places and people right here in Renton. The

Best of Renton will offer some of your neighbors’ favorites. Thanks so much to all of you who took time to take part in this survey. Remember, Shop, Dine, Play and Learn locally whenever possible! Here are the results of the Best of Renton 2012!

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A BIG Thank You to All Our Voters!!

Ellen Morrison, Publisher

Winners of drawing!!

1st Place Winner - Katrina Thompson Winner of a $200 McLendon’s Gift Certificate & $50 Gift Certificate for Angelos’s Pizza & Pasta House

2nd Place Winner - Vicki Richards

Winner of a $100 McLendon’s Gift Certificate & $50 Gift Certificate for Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta House

~ Family Dentistry ~ Sedation Dentistry ~ Dental Implants ~ Cosmetic Dentistry ~

Than ks You For Y our Votes!

New Hours: Mon -Thurs 8:30 - 5; Limited Fridays 8-2

344 Morris Ave S • Renton, WA 98057


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Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9 ‘til 7 Sat 9 ‘til 6 • Sun 12 ‘til 5

4608 NE Sunset Blvd • Renton WA

Across from Albertsons & Starbucks in the Renton Highlands • 425-277-0600

We do Business the Old Fashioned Way!

The merchandise in this advertisement was selected far in advance of publication. Therefore, if an item is out of stock, and a replacement is unavailable, we will offer a comparable value to you. We appreciate your understanding and your business. Any typographic, photographic, or production errors are subject to correction in pricing and description. All models shown may not be on display in all stores but are available from our warehouse stock. 613155

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SERVICES Non-profit

Winner: Salvation Army Finalists: Goodwill Birthday Dreams Vision House

Medical Clinics Winner: Valley Medical Clinics Finalists: Southlake Clinic Group Health Health Point

Churches Winner: St Anthony Finalists: St Matthew

New Life Church Celebration Four Square

Veterinary Clinic

Winner: Animal Healthcare of Renton Finalists: Spring Glen Veterinary Value Pet Clinic Renton Veterinary Hospital [more SERVICES page 15]

Ben’s Loan, Inc

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-5

Thank You! RENTON



• Jewelry • Tools • Electronics • Game Systems • Guns, ammo and cleaning supplies


Thank you Renton for voting us Best Pawn Shop

Ben’s Loan has been a respected name around the Seattle pawn industry for over 40 years.

1005 S 2nd St., Renton, WA 98057


440 Rainier Ave. S. 425-235-3555

(Corner of 2nd & Main & Bronson)


S Rent erving on S 1982 ince


We love our clients! Thanks so much for your votes!

Bar & Grill Thank you for nominating Doofers Best Lunch! Our Menu Features: Appetizers & Salads Family ly Entrees, Seafood & Chicken Friend Burgers & Sandwiches Breakfast (available Sat. & Sun. 9am-1 pm) Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am-2am Saturday: 9am-2am • Sunday 9am-1pm

425-228-KIDS (5437) 451 Duvall Ave NE, Ste 140

Visit us online:

We welcome new patients!

16430 SE 128th St., Renton, WA 98059 | 425-228-6645


Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Member American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 615259

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Bank/Credit Union

Wine/Bar Shop

2012 Best of Renton


Winner: BECU Finalists: First Savings Bank of Northwest Bank of America


Winner: Vino at the Landing Finalists: Red House Wine Alley


Winner: Plum Delicious Finalists: Tommy’s Café A Terrible Beauty Ihop

Winner: A Terrible Beauty Finalists: DC Bar & Grill Whistle Stop Berliner

Pet Groomer

Winner: Poodies Pet Palace Finalists: Fuzzy Friends Pet Smart Petco


Winner: Liberty Cafe Finalists: Starbucks Common Ground Vinces

Best Service Winner: Brag Hair Finalists: Minter’s Greenhouse & Nursery McLendon Poodie’s Pets

Lunch Winner: Red House Finalists: The Terrible Beauty Luther’s Table DC Bar and Grill Whistle Stop


Winner: Common Ground Finalists: Pike Place Bakery Chucks Donuts Panera Bread

[more Food/Restaurants page 16]


handcrafted treasures

retail for gifts outside the ordinary! Featuring independent crafters, jewelers, designers & artists Hours:

924 S. 3rd Ave, Renton

613 S 3rd St | 425-291-7560


Thank you for nominating Smoking Monkey Pizza!


Thank Renton you f all you or r votes!

Thank you for your votes! Helen, Russ & Gordy 2842 NE Sunset Blvd. (next to Dollar Tree) 609119

Tues, Wed, Thurs 11-6 Fri & Sat 11-7 Sun 11-5 • Closed Mondays

Serving Renton for 37 years!



Thank you for voting us favorite Mexican Restaurant! Ted & Maria Rodriguez in 2008.

Ted Rodriguez & Family are proud to celebrate over 30 years in Renton!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at all locations! Outside Patio @ Rainier location • DJ, Prizes SHOPPING CENTER

Family Restaurant





431-B RAINIER AVE S. 10707 SE CARR RD. 3901 NE 4TH ST. 425-228-6180 425-227-9104 425-271-5400



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Family Restaurant

2012 Best of Renton

Papa Murphys Smoking Monkey

Winner: Red Robin Finalists: Whistle Stop Toreros Plum Delicious LaHacienda


Fine Dining

Fitness Center

Winner: Melrose Grill Finalists: Red House Peyrassol Cafe Vince’s Italian Restaurant

Pizza Winner: Angelo’s Pizza and Pasta Finalists: The Rock

Winner: LA Fitness Finalists: Planet Fitness Vigor Fitness Center at VMC

Asian Cuisine

Hair Salon

Winner: Golden Peacock Finalists: Little Peking Thai 65 Pho Saigon

Winner: Brag Hair Salon Finalists: DC Danza Elements Finishing Touch

Thanks to our “Massage customers for Therapist” your support! Debbie Hanson Italian Cuisine

Join Us Tonight!

Thanks you for voting us “Best Day Spa” & Massage Therapist Pizza...Pasta... Sandwiches...




3809 NE 4th St Renton

Winner: Vince’s Finalists: Angelos Vino’s Ristorante


Auto • Home • Life • Business Call: (425) 226-9239

433 Park Ave. N., Renton WA 98057

Winner: Highlands Barber Shop Finalists: Fairwood Haircuts Fantastic Hair Major League

Day Spa Winner: Cedar River Spa Finalists: CD Danza Venus Massage Spa Envy

Winner: Royal Orchid Finalists: Thai 65 Thai Destination Thai & Pho Cafe

Gets you back where you belong.®



Winner: Torero’s Finalists: La Fuente La Hacienda Casa Durango


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Thanks Renton for your votes and for your selection of “Best Insurance Agent”! John Galluzzo,


Thai Cuisine

“You’ve tried the rest, now try the Best!”


Barber Shop

Nail Salon Winner: CK Nails Finalists: Unique Nails Venus Memosa [more BUSINESSES page 17]

THANK YOU RENTON! Serving families for 39 years Estate Planning Wills Living Trusts Powers of Attorney Probate Health Care Directives Elder Law Medicaid Planning Estate Tax Planning Community Property Agreements

425.227.8700 Now with offices conveniently located in Renton and Kent

Visit us at

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Auto Service

Winner: McLendon Finalists: Minter’s Greenhouse & Nursery Alpine Nursery

Winner: Mathewson’s Automotive Finalists: Les Schwab Midas Jay Automotive

Senior Retirement Center Winner: Merrill Gardens Finalists: Chateau at Valley Center Evergreen Lakeshore

Flower Shop Winner: Cugini Florist Finalists: Mai Flowers Safeway

2012 Best of Renton


Daycare Winner: Kindercare Finalists: Harmony Preschool Family Circle St Anthony

Pawn Shop Winner: Ben’s Loans Finalists: Pawn Xchange Renton Pawn Shop

Learning Center


Tattoo Shop Winner: Diamond Tattoo Finalists: Ancient Arts Tattoo

Winner: Emby Riddle Finalists: Highlands Preschool Cedar River Montessori Family Circle [more KIDS page 18]

Thank You Renton!

Winner: Freddie’s Finalists: Diamond Lil’s Silver Dollar Casino 2

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Travel Agency Winner: AAA Agency Finalists: Renton Travel Time Travel

for nominating us Best Jeweler!


Thank you BACI JEWELERS 601 South Grady Way #R Renton, WA 98057


Thank you for nominating us “Best Martial Arts” and 405 South 3rd Street • (425) 255-4549


The Morrison Family


“Business with Best Service”

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[more KIDS page 17]

2012 Best of Renton


Activities Winner: Henry Moses Aquatic Center Finalists: Coulon Beach Farmers Market Renton Community Center


Pet Store

Winner: Pet Smart Finalists: Sierri Fish & Pets Pet Pro Poodies Pet Palace

Gift/Specialty Store

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Finalists: Kim’s Tae Kwon Do DOJO 3

Winner: Happy Delusions Finalists: Cèst La Vie Poggi Bonsi Cugini’s

Shopping Center Winner: The Landing Fred Meyers Downtown Renton

Martial Arts Winner: Lee’s Martial Arts

2012 Best of Renton

People Volunteer

Winner: Mary Clymer Finalists: Linda Middlebrooks Pam Teal King Parker


Winner: Garlands Jewelers Finalists: BACI Jewelers Fred Meyer

Antique Shop Winner: Antique Country Station Finalists: Park Place Antiques St. Charles Place

Hardware Store Winner: McLendon Finalists: Ace Hardware Lowe’s

Appliance Store Winner: King and Bunny’s Finalists: RD Thrift Store & Appliance Fry’s

Firefighter Winner: Dana Schutter Finalist: Jeff Vollandt

Police Officer Winner: Jeff Reynolds Finalists: Wilkinson Hodge Katie McClincy[more PEOPLE page 17]

Thank you Renton Reporter readers for all your votes! NOW, WHAT’S YOUR PLAN FOR RETIREMENT INCOME?

Eugene Heuschel II, AAMS Financial Advisor

15 S. Grady Way, Ste 534 Renton, WA 98057


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Winner: Paul Jensen, O.D. Finalists: Joshua Miller, O.D. Eyes Landing


Winner: Andria Gellob Finalists: Kathy Blederman Alice Yeager

Winner: Dr. Hower Miller Finalists: Dominick Talouse Ginger Allen

Insurance Agents

Attorney Winner: Dan Kellogg Finalists: Frank Davidson Maslain


Winner: Jim Sullivan Finalists: John Galluzo Kent Bradford

Winner: Impressions Dentistry Finalists: Dr. Kirk King 4th & Morris Dentistry A Kids Dentist

Real Estate Agent Winner: Marcie Maxwell Finalists: Christina Clymer Jarvis Ryan Runge Kim Sergeant

Financial Planner Winner: Gene Heuschel Finalists: Laura Counsell Brian Van Houton


Winner: Handley Chiropractic Finalists: Tom Reardon Highlands Chiropractor Baze

Pediatrician Winner: Dr. Gary German



Finalists: Dr. Michael Anderson Dr. David Christopher

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Massage Therapist

Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Winner: Debbie Hanson Finalists: Massage Envy Laurel Boulds Fisk Tom Reardon

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Authentic Thai Cuisine 425-271-4219

104 Rainier Ave. S.


Renton, WA 98055

“Renton West Veterinary Hospital wants to thank all of our pets and their owners for nominating us the Best Vet in Renton. And if you want to see what everyone is howling about, come sniff us out.”

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To all of you who voted for us, we are honored to be your top shop

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Where to use CurveCard Here are the businesses that are participating in the Renton CurveCard program. The CurveCard is clearly posted at the businesses and offers discounts and special offers. It’s part of the Buy Ahead of the Curve program that encourages Renton residents to shop locally.

BENSON HILL/CASCADE Ace Hardware (Fairwood) Al Talley Jr. at Jerry's Barber Shop

All Tune and Lube Benders Music and Sports Bar Berkshire Apartment Homes Cascade Center Cleaners Cascade Nails Double Wired Espresso Dry Cleaner Dr. Dry Cleaner US Ear Wise Evergreen State School of Driving Fantastic Cuts Game Crazy GenCare Lifestyle at Renton Golden Wok

Kirk E. King, Hairmasters Health Works Chiropractic JEX Chiropractic Jiffy Lube Kristie's Catering Maui Tan Mi Casa Market My Fitness Health Club North Renton Hairmasters New Zen Sushi Oasis Skin & Nails Only a Dollar Sam's Fine Dry Cleaners Shari’s of Benson Plaza Torrero's The UPS Store Valley Dental Center, Dr. George Stevens Valley Dental Center, Dr. William Bethel.

A & M Stamps A-1 Locks & Safes A Pizza Mart A Terrible Beauty Advanced Truck and Auto American Drapery, Blind & Carpet Antique Country Station BB Tax & Accounting Services Black Chow Antiques Cedar Chest Antiques Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes Cugini Florists Diamond Tattoo Eagles Earthshod-Fortune Teller Finishing Touch Salon Garland Jewelers GHY Bikes Ginger’s Klosett Go Deli Girlfriend’s Antiques happy delusions Image Salon International Laser Therapy Iris Window Coverings Jet City Espresso L.A. Frames La Hacienda Lee’s Martial Art Academy Let it Ride Casino Parties Liberty Café Melrose Grill Naan & Curry N Time Music Productions Parker Paints Pike Place Bakery Poodie’s Pet Palace Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe Renton Civic Theatre

DOWNTOWN 4th & Morris Dentistry 95 Burnett Apartments


We are honored to be nominated as one of the “Best of Renton” as we celebrate our 12th year in downtown Renton. A huge thank-you to all of our patients and a resounding welcome to all new patients!

Thanks for voting us the “Best Coffee Shop” in Renton!


66 Williams Ave S Our Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday 8 to 5 • Thursday 7 to 3

World Group Securities, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC

“The Best Coffee on the Planet”

926 S. 3rd St.

Open 9am-9pm Daily



We look forward to providing outstanding care for you, your family, and your friends.

Renton Coin Shop Renton Community Credit Union Renton Computers Renton Farmers Market Renton Laptop Renton Printery Inc. Renton Western Wear Rubattino’s Restaurant Saks on 2nd Sign-A-Rama Simply Couture Beauty Special Nail & Spa St. Charles Place Antiques & Restorations Teckno Northwest Uptown Glassworks Viking Sewing & Vacuum Center Whistle Stop Williams Ave. Sports Bar Yoggi Frozen Yogurt EAST VALLEY/180th A Sharp Music Co. Allied Fire & Security Downtown Harley-Davidson IKEA Print Mart Touch of Excellence Valley Medical Center Flower and Gift Shops GRADY WAY Brotherton Cadillac Holiday Inn Interstate All Battery Knittery Quicklane Tire & Auto Center Renton Honda

Walker’s Renton Mazda Yankee Grill SUNSET/HIGHLANDS/DUVALL AVE. N.E. 1630 Hair Artisans 4th Street Grill Ace Hardware All Things Wine Ameri Cleaners Bistro Box Brandel Golf Canvas Studio Classic Dry Cleaners Contract Controllers CPA’s PS D&D Floor Covering Inc. Desert Sun Tanning DJ Card Shop and Bookstore Domino’s Pizza Edward Jones Emerald Smoothie Fabrics for Less Fred Dahm Dentistry Garlic Jims Goodwill Grass, CPA & Associates Harmony Nails Harrington Square Apartments Highlands Deli Hilands Barber Shop Hilands Dentistry (Ai-Leen Sperry, DMD) Hillcrest Dental Hot Iron Mongolian Grill Hot Pho I Luv Teriyaki Jiffy Lube [more LIST page 21]

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Officer Reynolds is often a mentor to Renton High students [BEST OF from page 1] problems or have to investigate a minor crime. Reynolds is both the “hammer” and a mentor to youth who don’t have parents at home. “That gives me a big joy to be able to help some of these kids and give them a bit of fatherly advice when they can’t get it other places,” he said. “I’m just here if they need to talk.”

Reynolds feels that Renton High School had a bad reputation for awhile unfairly because of a handful of students. He said his job is made easier by the efforts of Principal Damien Pattenaude who’s straightened things out since he came to the school. “These kids are our greatest generation,” Reynolds said. “They’re the brightest and the hardest working and the most kind.” He believes that the current genera-

Dr. Wood and the entire staff at Animal Health Care Center would like to thank everyone that voted for AHCC in the “Best of Renton.” Serving our customers and their pets continue to be the reason we work so hard every day to provide the best pet care possible. We thank each of you for your loyalty & support over the years and into the future.

Sincerely, Dr. Tracy Wood & the staff at AHCC

Animal Health Care of Renton


• Mon, Wed, Fri 8am - 8pm • Tues & Thurs 8am - 6pm • Sat 10am - 4pm • Now Open Sun 10am - 4pm

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Renton Of O f

Phone: (425) 226-1802 • (425) 226-1803 14412 S.E. Petrovitsky Road Renton, WA 98058 614034

Mon. 12am - Fri. 9pm Sat. & Sun. 7am - 7pm

918 S. 3rd St., Renton, WA 98057

425-235-6449 • ebay - mrsantique1

Happy Mother’s Day! Renton


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Thanks for all your votes!

504 Renton Ctr. Wy SW #3 • Renton

Thank you for nominating us the 2012 “Best Asian Cuisine”

4613 NE Sunset Blvd. Renton, WA 98059

We Buy Antiq ues!


Fine Dining in a Casual Atmosphere

to all of you who voted for us and to those who helped make our first year a success.

Country Station





Thank you for nominating us Best Chiropractor!

Planet Fitness

tion is going to change the world, but students need to be helped along with more mentors. Reynolds enjoys his current position, although he has done every aspect of police work, but not traffic duty. “Most of these kids are kids you would take home,” he said. “They’re good and they’re kind and that’s the reason I enjoy staying here and that’s the reason I haven’t retired before now.”

Hours: 4:00-1:00, Mon - Thurs 4:00-2:00, Fri & Sat • 4:00-10:00, Sun

Opens at 3:00 on Sunday May 13th Dinner for Two - $30.50 May 11, 12 & 13 MAY 13

COMPLIMENTARY CARNATION (add $15.25 per person)

BBQ Pork • Egg Rolls Cantonese Style Chow Mein General Tao’s Chicken • Mongolian Beef Vegetable Chow Yuk Golden Special Rice

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Kim Phuong’s Vietnamese Restaurant King & Bunny’s NW Tax Service Oil Can Henry’s Pho House Planet Bronze Tanning Planet Fitness Plumbing Joint (The) Precision Tune Auto Care Queen Nails Rainier Ballet Academy Randolph L. Lake, D.D.S. Renton Transmission Ribbons BBQ Ring Ring Wireless Shawn & Ted’s Quality Meat Market Simply Fresh Bakery Storage One on 4th Stor-House Self Storage Streamline International Subway-Duvall Sunset Cars of Renton Sunset Pet Hospital Supercuts Taco del Mar Tea Palace Asian Restaurant and Banquet Thai on Highlands TMF Cuts Viet-Wah Vince’s Coffee Vince’s Italian Restaurant Whole Pet Shop (The) MAPLE VALLEY HIGHWAY Classics Bar Shari’s NORTHEAST 44th/405 EXIT 7 All Tube/All Lube Denny’s Fitness Together West Coast Fitness RAINIER AVENUE 3rd Heart Men’s Spa Animal Health Care Center

Bob Bridge Toyota Diamond Lil’s Freddie’s Club Pabla Indian Cuisine Piece’s Quilt Shop Quizno’s Renton Center Chiropractic Renton Cleaning Center Renton Reporter Subway Supercuts Transmission Experts Tuscany Coffee Walker’s Renton Subaru THE LANDING Balanced Athlete (The) Bistro Box Caffe Felice Creative Mom Toys Everything Party Eyes on the Landing Jeff’s Auto Repair Happy Hounds LA Fitness LIK Studios Maya Whole Health Panda Express Papaya Reserve Apartments at The Landing Rock Pizza Sanctuary Apartments at The Landing Shnoo Yogurt Sleep Country Rock Pizza Sanctuary Apartments at The Landing UPS Store Vino at The Landing Visiting Angels Waterways Cruises WEST HILL/SKYWAY Creston Point Apartments Minter’s Earlington Greenhouse MISCELLANEOUS LOCATIONS Mama Luvs Pilwallis Properties


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[22] April 27, 2012

Through Valley Medical Group, a network of primary care clinics serve as a medical home for care management, urgent care clinics provide a safety net of after-hours care and walk-in consult and treatment, and over a dozen specialty clinics provide convenient access throughout the district.

Primary Care: Partners for Health & Wellness VMC’s primary care providers get to know you and your medical history, serving as personal health advocates for you and your family, and working with you to monitor and improve your health through all life’s stages. ■ ■ ■ ■

Cascade Clinic Covington Clinic Fairwood Clinic Highlands Clinic

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Kent Clinic Lake Sawyer Clinic Newcastle Clinic Valley Family Medicine Clinic

Urgent Care: Immediate Medical Services It hurts. It itches. It’s swollen. It’s after hours. Urgent Care is a great choice when you can’t wait for an appointment with your primary care provider, or when you need medical care after hours for nonlife-threatening conditions. Enjoy walk-in appointments for acute illness, minor injuries and other services: ■ ■ ■

Auburn Clinic Covington Clinic Newcastle Clinic

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North Benson Clinic Renton Landing Clinic

Specialty Care: Extensive Network of Specialists VMC offers a comprehensive network and board-certified specialists to meet all of your family’s healthcare needs: ■

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Childbirth, Midwives, OB/GYN Clinic & Neonatal ICU Emergency Department & Trauma Center Joint Replacement & Orthopedics Diagnostic Imaging Cancer Treatment & Support Gastroenterology General & Specialty Surgery Heart & Vascular Services Neuroscience, Stroke & Spine GR.07 Breast & Bone Density

Notes: • Remove existing building mounted letters.

• New fabricated, internally illuminated sign cabinet painted with “push-through” acrylic letters. (2 locations)

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• Comply with sign code and owner tenant standards.

Clinic Signage

Auburn Clinic 1000 Auburn Way S Auburn WA 98002

• Add power to both locations. • Re-face monument sign base (2 sides).

January 10, 2012

• New raceway with illuminated, fabricated letters with acrylic faces. (2 locations)

VMC-UW Medicine Conversion Plan

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Ophthalmology Podiatry Psychiatry & Counseling Rehabilitation & Therapies Rheumatology Nephrology Ear, Nose & Throat Diabetes Education & Nutrition Sleep Medicine Sports Medicine Women’s & Children’s Health Occupational Health Wound Care

FREE Physician Referral 425.277.DOCS


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