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l's watercolor "the Attic" will be featured in the Frye Art Museum show. on paintings featured at Frye by William R. of Issaquah will be at the Frye Art throughMarch 27. Work, mostly in water- reflect the artist's in- and moods. Land- seascapes, still life, and wild life are of the subjects, all with ease. was born in Seat- attended the University Washington and from the Los Art Center School of He began his art as an artist for The Company. He freelance artist and had a successful adver- and design firm. In 1971, he left advertising to follow his life dream, to become a fine art painter. Much of his work is in the form of commissions, both public and private. Haddon will make a per- sonal appearance at the Frye Museum on Sundays, March 13, 20 and 27, from 1 to 5 pom, Admission is free. Hours are Monday through Satur- day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Local artists start a school Local artists are interested in starting the city's first art school and they want to know who else thinks it's a good idea. Michael Gertley, part owner of Issaquah Gallery, sent a letter to members of the Issaquah Arts League announcing the emergence of an idea they hope will catch on. According to Gertley, art classes at the gallery have- been full since they started offering them. He says, "The community is ready for a school devoted to the fine arts." Gertley wants to offer classes to adults and children in painting, drawing, print- making, photography, sculp- ture, fiber arts and callig- raphy. He said the school will be located in downtown Issa- quah, but a site has not yet been selected. Details of tui- tion and admission will be worked out in the near future, he says. "We want to know whether there is any public support for this." He says all comments on the idea are welcome. JOIN THE TAX REBELLION! BUY YOUR LUMBER IN THE COUNTY WITH 7.6 e SALES TAll 8 FOOT PEELER CORES ....... . . . . . s3.49 ea 5" ROUND TREATED POSTS, 7 FOOT ..... $3.95. 2"x6" ROUGH CUT DOUGLAS FIR ............. ....... 24 ,, 1"x6" T&G CEDAR PANELING..' ....... , .......... ,. 17 ,,, 4"x6" ROUGH TREATED LANDSCAPE TIMBERS ............ 83 ,, ALL TYPES CEDAR/FIR FENCING & PLYWOOD IN STOCK "A I and Randy Bass have enjoyed serving the Issaquah community since 1974 with today's lumber at yesterday's prices." Open Monday Through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 6011 East Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Issaquah 392-6597 HONDA. OPEN ROUSE WIN A 1982 HONDA URBAN EXPRESS MARCH 18 1 19 You're o Winner wh c into OUron enyou ome ,., nua) OpenHouse. ex'=.t, two days filled with world's most doz.'m, g motorcycles. The 1983 Hon- u'Scover the .look and eel fl o r rQdlcal new V twin , ::/rnla::oV-fours and spectacuglar An ' urs. for d that's only the beginning. Just d._,"Qmlng in we'll give you o free fw, of Hondo playing cords* that ,ure all the great '83 Honda.. And you'll get a chance to win a new 1982 Urban Express. When even the deal of a lifetime can be yours during our Redline Super Sale. It's a chance to get selected Hen- dos at prices you may find impossible to pass up. So come into our Cmnual Open House. With the new models, great prices and free prizes you can get, there's never been a better way to cover all your bets. *Prices do not Include dealer prep tax & license -PLUS- RED TAg SPECIALS ON ALL LEFTOVER 1982 MODELSX ISSAQUA]H[ HONDA WHERE WE N_N_N_N_N_N COMPROMISE ON QUALITY/ i 1-90 East i Take Sammamlsh St. Park 392 5182 exit (No. 15) off 1-90 IBI The lssaquah Press, Wednesday, March 9, 1983 - Page 5 Survey shows Issaquah shoppers are elderly or unemployed Monday is the busiest day of the week for downtown Issaquah businesses, accord- ing to survey results con- ducted by Makers, an urban design firm hired by the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Issaquah. The survey, printed last month in the Press, had 60 respondents. John Owen of Makers said that that many replies showed a very strong interest among residents in the future of Issaquah's historic downtown. "We had many more responses than the typical community," said Owen. While Monday is the busiest business day, Satur- day is second, shows the survey. An earlier survey among downtown merchants agrees with that finding. The busiest time of day is late morning and early after- noon. "Saturday should be the busiest," safd Owen. "This shows that people are doing the comparative shopping for rakes and underwear some- where else," he said. "The mid-day hours indicate that most shoppers in Issaquah are either elderly or don't work." Most of those answering the questionnaire said they do business in downtown four times a week. The earlier merchants survey said customers come to shop only once or twice per week. "This tells us that residents are coming to downtown to use the post office, library and government offices. It says that downtown is much more than a shopping dis- trict,"saidOwen. , Another part of the survey confirmed this. Ninety-eight percent said they use down- town to shop for goods and to visit the Post Office and banks. Forty percent also go to the park on fish hatchery and 40 percent patronize a restaurant or tavern. "Positive comments about downtown were very encour- aging," said Owen. Conve- nient location was the number one asset named in the survey, while the natural setting and the small town character were mentioned as the most important char- acteristics. The friendliness of merchants and safety dur- ing the evening were rated 'good.' "There are no bums or panhandlers in Issaquah," said Owen. "The merchants need to concentrate more on late shopping hours to take advantage of that safety feature. We also found many people are attending the Village Theatre. Merchants should be staying open at least one of those nights to draw from the crowds." Both the merchants and citizens survey also point to some aspects that have room for improvement. Traffic Opening Soon/ In Downtown Issoquoh ISSAQUAH WATERBEDS ETC. circulation and a lack of variety among shops were the most named problems. Many comments included the desire to see another major retailer, like Fred Meyer or Penneys. "Just as many said that chain stores are what they don't want," pointed out Owen. "And most of those who do want a major store only want one." Convenient parking and outdoor seating both rated "poor" in the survey. Makers are including specific solutions to these two prob- lems in the downtown revital- ization plan they are develop- ing for the Chamber and the city. Citizens named landscap- ing, building and signing improvements, and pedes- trian improvements as the most important projects for increasing downtown's visual image. Preliminary plans in the revitalization program call for extensive landscaping from Gilman Boulevard south to lssaquah Creek to create an entrance to the city, and flower baskets to be used for brightening the main business district on Front Street. Pedestrian improve- ments may be made to park- ing areas. Members of the Chamber's revitalization committee will meet again this week to further discuss survey results and improve- ment projects. Your Exclusive Outlet For "Love Life" Waterbeds Mattresses Frames Sheets Pillows j Comforters CompJete Line of Accessories 55 West Sunset Way I Issaquah Exit 15 off 1-90 392-6421 Howdy... We're finally open We're your handy new neighbor, THE TIGER MOUNTAIN COUN- TRY STORE. We are located just north of the Cedar Grove Road In- tersection with the Issaquah-Hobart Road. We are locally owned and operated. We're anxious to fill your needs so stop in, say HI, and let's get acquainted. Gas & Oil We have gasoline and motor oil at competitive prlcesl Beverages & Dairy Products Our coolers are stacked with your favorite beverages and dairy pro- ducts fresh from Carnation's contented cows. Grocery Items Milk 2%, Our everyday low price Sl.89 AA Large Eggs 79 0oz Red Delicious Apples 4 ,o00.Sl Pepsi 6-packs s 1.49 Also 7-up, Diet 7-up, Diet Pepsi, Sunkist Orange and Mug Root Beer. 12oz. cans. Limit six packs. Motor 0il Generic, 30wt. 69* qt. Dog Food Generic, 50 ,bs. S 7.99 We offer a large variety of grocery, candy, health & beauty aids, and frozenfoodstofillyourneedS.Produce Blue Bonnet Margarine 59 lb. Top quality fruits and vegetables are available for your selection. Orange luice Tropicana, t&gal" S 1 .89 Dell We have a full service dell with a large selection of fine quality ira-Malt Liquor Sl.99 ported and domestic cheeses and meats. Buy with confidence the Mickey, 12 oz. bottles, 6 pack best money can buy. We have fresh sandwiches, salads, and a dam- lylunchspeciaI. Foryouearlyblrdstryour"BreakfastontheRun."Homemade Pizza _ __ __=,. _!i For you pizza lovers we make fabulousplzzas you can take home : Creamy and, cook fora quick convenient meal. 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