50 years ago (1964)
Denny’s announced today that it would build a new restaurant at the southwest corner of Hewitt Avenue and Broadway. Hausmann’s and Broadway Market would be displaced, but would relocate in a new building on the 8300 block of Broadway.
Eugene Smith accepted the president’s gavel from Ray Schneider, retiring president of the Everett Board of Realtors, following installation ceremonies at the Alpine Cafeteria. Smith, a resident of Everett for 28 years, had been in the real estate business for 14 years.
25 years ago (1989)
Mark Livingston, of Everett, attacked a carburetor problem head-on over the weekend. He had been working four years to covert his 1951 Plymouth Cranbook into a “Crantruck.” Livingston said the project had been swallowing up his time, but it was also in danger of swallowing him. The back seat was chopped away and now served as a living room couch.
Everett city planners were studying the possibility of building a five-lane highway spanning Japanese Gulch. The roadway, tentatively called Paine Field Boulevard, would link industrial-zoned properties near Paine Field and north of the Boeing complex with the Mukilteo Speedway and ultimately Interstate 5.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library