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People on the Move: Seward Park Loses State Farm, Bike Works Loses ED & South End Loses Salon Vibe

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Seward Park loses State Farm: Seward Park’s loss is Columbia City’s gain as State Farm agent Jeffrey Taylor (right) prepares to move from the 4400 block of 50th Avenue South to his new and improved office on the southeast corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Edmunds in Columbia City – former home of Technology Access Foundation.

Can’t place JT? Find him bigger than life over the McDonald’s at MLK and Graham.

Bike Works loses Executive Director: Bike Works Executive Director Jake Beattie (left) has resigned to accept a leadership position with his first love – the Northwest Maritime Center.

“The Northwest Maritime Center is an organization well-aligned with my maritime background and passion for maritime education,” said Beattie in an email. “In short, it is a job that I could not pass up.”

In the meantime, the Bike Works Board of Directors has appointed leadership insider Lexi Keeler as interim director. She will oversee operations until a permanent Executive Director is hired.

South End loses Salon Vibe: Traci Floyd (right) has left the building. After starting out in a Columbia City storefront in 2009, Floyd moved Salon Vibe to Rainier Beach earlier this year, and has now bounced even farther south to the JC Penney salon at Southcenter Mall. She will be missed!

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5 Comments on "People on the Move: Seward Park Loses State Farm, Bike Works Loses ED & South End Loses Salon Vibe"

4 years 11 months ago

The beautiful thing about Bike Works is that is has broad community support, a smart, dedicated staff, many fabulous volunteers and is not dependant on one person alone. I know our community will continue to support this amazing organization as they continue providing service and opportunities to our youth.

4 years 11 months ago

Glad to see that something is taking over the TAF space. It’s a great corner in Columbia City that needs a successful business there.

4 years 11 months ago

Thanks for the update—JT’s my agent (though I’m sure he’ll be sending out a notice to current customers).

5 years 7 seconds ago

Agreed. We’re traveling down to Penny’s just to keep seeing her!

5 years 8 hours ago

This is sad. I was hoping Salon Vibe would make it.