Madison Valley
Construction: Aegis on Madison, an assisted-living community, is going up on the northeast corner of East Madison Street and 23rd Avenue East.
A Queen Bee Café is expected to open on the corner this summer.
Aegis had opened a marketing office in Madison Park last summer.

Madrona
Skin-care studio: Renae Berg, formerly of Dahlia Spa in the Mount Baker neighborhood, has opened Holiday Skincare (www.holidayskincare.com) in the former Sage Salon storefront, at 1123 34th Ave.

Central Area
Banking on it: The Central District Timebank (cdtimebank.org) is helping residents exchange items and services through bartering.