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    I think Everett is best bet, also, I personally won't drive past Rob @ red c if I was to take a trip south, Rob is amazing, and the trust is already there.. and that is an easy 20 min drive from everett there. and there are already a few stores down south, but only 1 up north.. with business in mind I would go where the store is needed not closer to all the competition because these stores already have a strong customer base.

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    Well, Renton has 2 - Issaquah has 1, Kirkland has 1 in my area... Federal Way there's a small selection in the Petco. I think Tacoma has a few in their area.

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    Business front (building) and insurance cheaper in the Tacoma/Puyallup area plus easy access off I5/hw16/512, Tacoma is the central location for large volum business and hobbiest. My two cents worth .

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    What are the name of the stores in Tacoma?

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    Petco, Aquarium Paradise, indoor Reef(from his home), Wild Side. That's it. Our selection is few and prices for the what you get and the condition of some of the locations is robbery IHO. A fresh well stocked store that is clean and with fair pricing could become the BEST saltwater store around. Barrier Reef is a good example on how we drive out of way (way out for some) for better quality and more varieties of fish, corals, and dry goods.

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    I am not living there now but I would vote north side, bothel(people would drive from everett), I like the idea of tacoma or even Federal way but The money is in bellevue or redmond. Saltwater city is small but does well with maintanence.

    If I had to open a store for maintanence and fish sales I would try and find a good lease space around Redmond. There are plenty of business customers who you could service and supply. Flat out there is more money in that area overall(there are some nice area's other places) You would be close to bellevue, medina, sammamish, kirkland, newcastle, ect.

    This is all my opinion having lived there and going to all of the fish stores for many years.
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    +1 $ is in bellevue and such...
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    Bellevue, Tacoma, or Everette.
    I heard Pet-Pourri in Everette closed down.
    Bellevue only have 1 (maybe 2) LFS.

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    Pet-pourri in Everett did close about a month ago, they had 80% off everything even display tanks...
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    As said before quality over all will be successful in this day and time. Start up cost will be much lower in the south end and while there's seems to be more money in the Bellevue, Kirkland, evertt, areas your overhead is incredibly high especially if your On PSE and with building codes. Your startup, and reoccurring monthly overhead will be greatly lower in the south end and if this then can allow for better equipped store with high end products at a lower cost to the consumer.

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    everett or lynnwood

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    we have not heard from bob in a while... i want to see what he is thinking.
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    I live in port orchard. Theres only 1 store in kitsap county. Barrier reef in renton may not seem that far to some of the people posting here, but when i go there, and buy livestock, i have to plan it right so the water in the bags dont cool off to gast and it all dies. As far as the stores in areas like bellvue edmonds everett seattle, forget it. Its just too far to go. I have never been to those places because its just to far. So if i have a vote in this, id say port orchard....lol, but auburn tacoma puyallup area would be the other choices.

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    Kirkland or Everett! =)

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    With the loss of Blue Sierra in Issaquah (because of a lease dispute), I feel like there are a lot of hobbyists out there that now have to travel further. Plus, people in Issaquah have a lot of money to spend.

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