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.

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

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