MOD Pizza Coming

doTellLogoHave watched many pizza places come & go over 35 years in Mill Creek. The usual big chains, mostly. Would love to see Pagliacci come to our area, but was still glad to hear that MOD Pizza will open soon in the Mill Creek Plaza because I do like their pizza. They will share the new building ( in old Shari’s spot ) with recently opened, Wells Fargo Bank.

MOD has a different concept. The standard pizza is 11 inches, and is, as they say, infinitely customizable with toppings — all for the same price of $7.17, except for the cheese only which will be a dollar less. Do tell.

After a little digging  into the website for information, did learn there are in fact other size pizzas available & prices for those along with sides, salads & beverages. They do not deliver . “We’ve made a conscious decision not to deliver our pizzas as we feel they are best straight out of the oven. However, if you can’t dine in, you can always take out.” — from MOD FAQ page

For more information about MOD, visit: MOD Pizza

Another recent article in the Seattle Times about the company & its founders. MOD Pizza raising $15M in Expansion Effort  Hope they are not trying to do too much, too quickly. Quality over quantity & all that. We shall see.

New Mill Creek Economic Development Committee to be Formed


The Mill Creek City Council is seeking individuals interested in joining a new Mill Creek Economic Development Committee.  This ad hoc committee will be responsible for developing & recommending ideas to the City Council to promote short- and long-term economic development in Mill Creek. Do tell.

The Council will appoint to the Committee 10 to 15 people representing a cross-section of the community, which could include a range of business owners/operators (including professional services and retail), commercial property owners and Mill Creek residents who have expertise or interest in economic development.  Anyone interested in serving on the Committee is invited to apply.  Applicants must have a strong interest in Mill Creek’s long-term economic vitality & community character.  Residency in Mill Creek is not a requirement.

The Committee will meet twice a month for a period of up to three months (with the option to extend if appropriate).  The Committee is anticipated to begin meeting in May 2014.  At the first meeting, the Committee will select a chairperson and set the day & time of subsequent meetings.  City staff will be available to facilitate the meetings & provide administrative support as appropriate.  Members are expected to attend the meetings & be active participants. The Economic Development Committee will be responsible for preparing a final report (and any interim reports it deems appropriate) & presenting it to the City Council.

If you are interested in applying for this volunteer opportunity on the Mill Creek Economic Development Committee, please submit a Letter of Interest by April 30, 2014 to:

Sherrie Ringstad, Planning Specialist

Department of Community Development

City of Mill Creek

15728 Main Street

Mill Creek, Washington  98012

For more information go to or call Sherrie at 425-921-5717 or contact her via email


Sustainable Landscape Certification & Build a Rain Barrel Workshops

reducing lawnThis weekend & classes are filling up fast!

The City of Mill Creek and Snohomish Conservation District will host two workshops this Saturday, April, 12th at the Lively Environmental Learning Center. The first workshop, Sustainable Landscaping Certification, runs from 11am-12pm, and is free! Attend this one-hour class to learn about the City of Mill Creek’s new Sustainable Landscaping Certificate program where you can receive a free, on-site consultation that will guide you through sustainable practices and recognize your efforts with a beautiful award to display in your garden.  Do tell.


The second workshop, Build Your Own Rain-Barrel, will be held from 11-1p.m. and costs $25. At this hands-on workshop, you will be guided through simple steps to assemble a rain-barrel that you can take home. Both workshops will be held at the Lively Environmental Center, 1918 Seattle Hill Rd. Mill Creek, WA 98012. Register now at 

For questions, contact Kate Riley, 425.377.7004

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