The City isn’t in the magazine business but it feels great to see some of the City’s handiwork featured in the hometown magazine AroundKent.
The Kent brand is all about being authentic and genuine (even to a fault) so we were always cautious not to let ourselves fall victim to the City-sales-pitch-syndrome that used photo-shopped stocked pictures and catchy tag lines to overpromise and under-deliver.
That honest yet rebellious spirit lives on in Kent today but the good news is we actually have enough great local retail stores and restaurants to brag about now that we can fill a homegrown magazine with Kent stories a couple of times a year.
AroundKent is a local highlights reel of some of Kent’s best and brightest — and quirky and quirkiest — places of business that make a visit to Kent so unmistakably Kent.
Downtown Kent has enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the AroundKent magazine — and I look forward to keeping local business success stories queued up for future issues for years to come.