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New Olhava businesses ready for 2011 debut

POULSBO — A handful of new developments in Poulsbo’s College Marketplace are expected to open for business by spring next year.

Marine View Beverage, Cascade View Medical Center and a Jack in the box will all make 2011 debuts.

Marine View Beverage will likely open its new Dauntless Drive center sometime in April, said Lance Kahn, company president and one of three partners. Crews recently finished installing the roof and the building is being wired for electricity.

The relocation of the company’s Bremerton warehouse to Olhava will allow much-needed room. Locations with the right zoning and infrastructure, and large enough for the business, were difficult to come by, Kahn said.

“It’s been a long time coming. Our Bremerton location has been too small for 10 years, and we’ve made do,” he said.

Marine View Beverage buys alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from manufacturers and sells them to retailers throughout Kitsap, Mason, Pierce and Thurston counties. It also has warehouse locations in Sumner, Port Angeles and Tumwater.

The nearly 7-acre Poulsbo campus will include an 83,000-square-foot warehouse and office building as well as vehicle loading bays.

Diagnostics, radiology and internal medicine services at the new Cascade View Medical Center should be available by spring, said Allyson Metters, service manager for Olympic Radiology, the center’s owning partner.

“Everything’s moving along pretty smoothly,” she said.

The $10 million, 38,000-square-foot building sits near the entrance to Olympic College Poulsbo. Harrison Medical Center will lease space to relocate its internal medicine and adult primary care services that are now on Seventh Avenue. Several individual physicians and Advanced Medical Imagining Women’s Diagnostic Center will also lease space in the building.

The center will house North Kitsap’s first open MRI for patients who suffer claustrophobia and the county’s first fixed PET-CT for oncology imaging.

Construction on a highly anticipated Jack in the box is slated to begin in the near future. Developers are awaiting final permitting and would like to open “as soon as possible,” said architect Richard Dugie. The 2,000-square-foot building includes a fireplace, one of Jack in the box’s standard designs, Dugie said.

It also includes a drive-thru, and will sit on roughly one acre on Olhava Way.

A King’s Wok at Olhava remains in the application phase, said Poulsbo Senior Planner Linda Mueller. The city released a permit Aug. 13 to Zuang Investments and is awaiting site plan revisions. The chain is known for its well-stocked Chinese buffet.

A Big 5 Sporting Goods opened in the College Marketplace earlier this year after a three-year gap in new development. Before that, a Petco opened in 2007. College Marketplace first opened in 2003 with Wal-Mart.

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