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A sign announcing the upcoming Main Street Kent Snow Day hangs in the Hometown Bank Plaza of dowtown Kent on Jan. 22, 2024.

New ‘Snow Day!’ event kicks off downtown Saturday

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter January 25, 2024

Main Street Kent and the city of Kent are organizing a new winter ‘Snow Day’ event featuring indoor and outdoor activities for the community from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in Kent’s Hometown Bank...

Kenko Sushi and Terriyaki in downtown Kent is closing its doors temporarily for renovations.

Downtown Kent sushi restaurant suddenly plans to permanently close

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter December 9, 2023

Kenko, the Japanese fast-food restaurant in downtown Kent, is set to close starting Dec. 11 due to changes in the store's ownership.  “We found out about the closing last week,” said Cameron Warner,...

2 on the Town: Kent’s Valentine’s Day staples

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 13, 2023

Valentine's Day is here and whether you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, or a place to grab a bite to eat, downtown Kent is sure to have the place for you. TV2 reporter Alexandria Manthey went...

New plant market to flourish in downtown Kent

Alexandria Manthey October 31, 2022

The Flourish Plant Market opened in downtown Kent on the corner of S. Water St. and E. Main St. on Saturday, October 29. TV2 reporter Alexandria Manthey analyzes the post-pandemic economy and opportunities...

The Mill District mural by Emily Anne Buckingham and Joshua Bentley located at 300 N. Water St.

Kent Walking Tour highlights public art downtown

Brynne Mann Reporter March 19, 2021

The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area. The...

Kurahashi book cover

Courtesy of Yuko Kurahashi February 25, 2021

This is the front cover of Yuko Kurahashi's book, “The Interdisciplinary Theatre of Ping Chong,” which focuses on Chong’s contributions to the world of theatre as well as his dedication to challenging...

Another 847,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits in Joe Biden’s first week as president

Dania Maxwell January 28, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 29: A biker passes a store for lease in downtown on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. Gov. Gavin Newsom expects California to extend regional stay-at-home orders in...

I have worked here for five months. I love coffee and everyone here is really nice. It is a good environment and it is a lot of fun to work here in Kent, Sam Senderoff, a worker at Tree City Coffee in Downtown Kent. Mar 4, 2020

Tree City, Kent’s “quintessential get-things-done coffee shop”

As reigning champion for eight consecutive years, Tree City Coffee and Pastry holds its place as Kent’s best coffee shop. “Tree City is about making everybody feel welcome,” said Evan Bailey, co-owner...

Dan Socha performs The Beatles covers with his band, Dig a Pony, at Tree City Coffee & Pastry as part of Beatlefest on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

‘Beatlemania’ invades downtown Kent

KentWired Staff February 24, 2019

The ‘Fab Four’ weren’t there, but Kentites ‘Came Together,’  ‘Got Back’ and ‘Let it Be’ during annual music event downtownA man crossing South Water Street in downtown Kent yelled into...

295 South Water Street, what used to be Newdle Bar, where Barrio will open this summer.

Newdle Bar, PizzaFire closed in Kent; Ace Hardware set to open

Jorden Shevel February 17, 2019

Newdle Bar and PizzaFire may have closed their doors in downtown Kent, but a new hardware store is expected to open in town.Ace Hardware has plans to open early this summer. The new hardware store will...

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Sights and scenes from Kent Halloween

As dusk turned to darkness in the city of Kent on Saturday, the Halloween atmosphere came alive. Downtown Kent quickly filled up with people of all ages and backgrounds, with costumes ranging from cartoon...

Dave and Karen Leggett pose for a photo during the Chocolate Walk in downtown Kent Feb. 10, 2018.

Chocolate Walk celebrates community

Taylor Patterson February 11, 2018

Boots sloshed along the uneven brick roads of downtown as people braved the February rainshower for one thing: chocolate.Over 20 businesses handed out chocolate treats for Main Street Kent’s annual Chocolate...

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