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  • Mon May 24th, 2010 10:38pm
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Demolition began Monday on the concession stand at Puget Park Drive-In, the last drive-in in Snohomish County.

In January, Seattle-based Swedish Health Services announced that it would open a new satellite emergency room on the site, part of a $30 million, three-story, medical office building.

Swedish will lease 55,000 square feet of space for clinical programs. It is expected to open early next year.

Five acres of the 20-acre site will be used for that building. Swedish’s development does not include five acres of the drive-in site, where the movie screen now stands. That still belongs to the company that operated the drive-in, Sterling Realty Organization Co. in Bellevue.

Holiday liqor sales: Most state-run liquor stores will be open Memorial Day on Monday.

The stores will open at their normal time of either 10 or 11 a.m., and close at 7 p.m.

Contract liquor stores may also be open. Contact contract stores directly for their holiday schedule.

Schedules and phone numbers are on the Washington State Liquor Control Board website at

Report the smell: Many are blaming the odor wafting over Marysville on Cedar Grove Composting in Everett.

Whether it is or not, you can report any offensive odor that’s not wood smoke to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

The complaint may be registered by phone at 206-343-8800, ext. 6, or 800-552-3565, ext. 6. The line is available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other times, the complaint may be left via recording. For more information, go to