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Seattle Sun Tan makes a mark on Enumclaw area

Nick Cochran is starting a graphic arts business in Enumclaw. - Photo by John Leggett
Nick Cochran is starting a graphic arts business in Enumclaw.
— image credit: Photo by John Leggett

The booming Seattle Sun Tan operation has made inroads to Enumclaw.

Chief Executive Officer Scott Swerland has purchased eight Desert Sun locations, including the Enumclaw branch. The acquisition was the biggest link in a chain of events that tripled Seattle Sun Tan’s outlets from five to 15.

Swerland had the five original branches and has two more, in Ballard and North Bend, in the works. Added to the roster were Desert Sun locations in Enumclaw, Covington and Fife, three in the Kent area and two near Maple Valley. The Desert Sun locations were purchased from founder Maximo Ansola III.

Swerland’s rapid expansion is based on his belief that “tanning is an affordable, convenient way for people to look and feel their best,” he said.

Seattle Sun Tan outlets offer a higher-than-average number of beds (12 to 25 per location), eliminating the need for appointments.

Customers pay $25 per month for unlimited taning sessions or $50 per month for unlimited spray-on tans for those preferring to “go faux.”

Seattle Sun Tan locations are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.seattlesuntan.com.

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