No escape for priced-out Seattleites: Home prices set record for an hour’s drive in every direction | The Seattle Times

For the first time since before the recession, the entire central Puget Sound region — from Kitsap to Tacoma to Snohomish — has set new records for median home prices. And Seattle, which has been setting new price records every month, is now on the verge of a once-unthinkable milestone: $1 million for the typical house across some large neighborhoods.

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A big day for Metropolitan Market in Sammamish

Metropolitan Market celebrates it's grand opening in Sammamish with record crowds.  Hundreds of people were lined up around the block for the 9:00 AM launch.  If you got a parking spot you were one of the lucky ones as cars were seen parked to the west as far as 218th Ave SE and pedestrians walked from Sammamish City hall to the north.  In attendance were the Sammamish City Council along with Sammamish Chamber of commerce members and Metropolitan Market employees from other stores.

Inside the market is an array of beautiful and artfully displayed foods of every sort.  The perimeter of the store features the meat, produce, deli and specialty items including the bakery cafe, pizzeria, poke bar and many more.  Truthfully it was hard to see everything because the store was packed with shoppers.  It is evident that this is exactly what Sammamish residents want.  The upscale nature,  high quality and extensive selection are clearly a home run.  The middle aisles of the market are the standard grocery items, staples, canned goods etc. still with the high quality and variety expected from the Metropolitan market stores.

As for me I am looking forward to enjoying the convenient location and 24 hour availability Metropolitan Market will provide.  See you at the market!

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