Tukwila offers a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment, including many in and around Westfield Southcenter. COURTESY PHOTO/Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority

Grateful for all Tukwila offers | Chuck Parrish

The city of Tukwila is developing a program to encourage our friends in the region to visit Tukwila and, in particular, our Southcenter area/Tukwila Urban Center (TUC).

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:00am
  • Opinion

The city of Tukwila is developing a program to encourage our friends in the region to visit Tukwila and, in particular, our Southcenter area/Tukwila Urban Center (TUC). It is a great place to shop, dine and play.

It made me wonder if we Tukwila residents appreciate what we have. Why is it a great place? It is the diversity of the mix of businesses and the fact that they are primarily family budget-friendly.

We can expect reasonable prices for products, services and dining out in our community. We can check out a movie at the Regal or AMC theaters or bowl.

We can indoor sky dive or race go-karts. Nearby Family Fun Center and the Starfire Sports complex offer other options. We have local access to the commuter rail and Amtrak, with parking.

Besides being family budget-friendly and close by, local businesses offer a painless way to contribute to our city tax revenues. It is money that we would spend anyway. It is not a special levy, property tax, utility tax or any other tax. It is just the general sales tax that we would have to pay anywhere.

I appreciate what we have in Tukwila. How about you?

More in Opinion

Herman Anderson, proprietor of the Golden Arrow Dairy, purchased the first insulated dairy delivery truck in the area as well as the first electric pasteurizer. This business was a prominent icon in Tukwila until the coming of the Interstate freeways in the mid 1960s. Photo (circa 1940s) credit to Wynn (son of Herman) and Maxine Anderson. Submitted photo
City began annexation era in 1948 with Golden Arrow Dairy

Mayor Charles Baker and future mayor, John Strander, as chairman of the… Continue reading

Summer’s A-Comin’ at the pool!

We’ve had a few runs of sunny days this spring to give… Continue reading

It’s necessary for residents to feel safe

In February, I attended a council-sponsored meeting at the Church by the… Continue reading

Detached housing units could help struggling families

Here is a fundamental truth. Everyone needs to be some place. We… Continue reading

Thank you to those who support the school district

As the school district makes its transition to summer learning and vacation… Continue reading

Exciting news at the Tukwila Pool

The Tukwila Pool has some exciting things going on this spring you… Continue reading

Branching out into Tukwila

You may have noticed some new names in the paper last month… Continue reading

City must reconsider term limits

Let’s talk about term limits in Tukwila. Some people believe that term… Continue reading

How Tukwila fought Port of Seattle’s development plan in 1957

A recently discovered newspaper clipping saved by Helen Nelsen became the inspiration… Continue reading

Let the buyer beware

Student enrollment season is in full swing in the Puget Sound, King… Continue reading

Tukwila School District gears up for 2018

Staff plans for second semester, summer school and next school year.

Discovering the truth behind federal tax cuts

Reporter columnist Chuck Parrish dives into the facts surrounding GOP tax cuts.