Seems Like Yesterday

  • Sun Jan 15th, 2012 6:13pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

The new Everett-Marysville highway would have limited access. Four miles long, it would stretch from a new bridge across the Snohomish River to the Ebey Slough bridge south of Marysville.

Darrell and Quay’s CafĂ© Continental on the Edmonds waterfront was sold to two French couples and would be operated as an authentic French restaurant. Two sisters, Jeannine and Denise, would greet the public and their husbands, Jean Louis Matocq and Jean Branaa, would handle the kitchen and business duties.

25 years ago (1987)

The Everett City Council voted that it would not take a raise since non-union employees weren’t receiving one this year. Most city employees weren’t getting a raise, as a money-saving move. Police would receive a raise called for in their contract and firefighters were seeking arbitration in their stalemated negotiations.

Murphy’s Corner Grocery, a modest tan and white building on the northeast corner of 132nd St. and Highway 527, was bulldozed last week to make way for a modern AM/PM Mini Market with gasoline pumps. Because of the brisk housing development and the intersection’s strategic location, Murphy’s Corner appeared destined to become a thriving business district, said Lynnwood developer Michael Echelbarger.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library