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Saturday, February 6, 2016 -- 9:31 am
First Hill Streetcar will get its lion dance grand opening -- but the free ride ends soon
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - 75 years — and some major testing delays — later, streetcars returned to Capitol Hill in January. The launch was a rush job with little ceremony. But officials say the 2.5-mile, 10-stop route connecting Pioneer Square, the International District, First Hill, and Capitol Hill will … Continue reading → Read more...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 -- 8:00 am
Grocer is green but unions see red
Seattle Times - New Seasons, the Portland-based small-format grocer that emphasizes regional, organic food, hasn't even opened its first store in the Seattle area and already there's opposition. In a recent letter to the Sound Transit board, several labor and advocacy groups opposed the possible selection of New Seasons as anchor tenant for a development at the Capitol Hill light-rail station on Broadway. Read more...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 -- 7:49 am
Capitol Hill Community Post | Why renters matter
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - Renters must be engaged about HALA. After all, renters comprise nearly half of Seattle's citizenry and it is renters who face getting priced out of neighborhoods by rising rents. Late last month, Mayor Murray hosted a cheerleading session for the … Continue reading → Read more...
Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 2:30 pm
Capitol Hill Pets | Millie on 19th Ave E
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - Millie, the Goldendoodle is a regularly seen on 19th between Roy and Mercer where her human, Mary, runs Moonjar. Millie was recently found at Fuel Coffee, patiently waiting for her treat as Mary waited for hers. Millie 'leans in' for pets … Continue reading → Read more...
Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 12:48 pm
City responds to 23rd Ave businesses trying to survive street overhaul
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - Help is on the way for small business owners on 23rd Ave who say they are on the ropes as a major overhaul of the busy corridor has choked traffic and pushed pedestrians off sidewalks. But it's not the help … Continue reading → Read more...
Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 12:10 pm
Salt House Studio founders drawn to the Hill
Capitol Hill Times Police Blotter - Salt House Studio founders Holly Torneby and Holly Robins say their creative design studio was destined to start on Capitol Hill, and its positive early reception has them thinking about how to expand clientele while remaining a mid-size company. The design duo met at the Seattle Central Creative Academy where they studied graphic design. Read more...
Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 11:12 am
Volunteer Park Cafe and Chop Shop sibling Canal Market shutters in Portage Bay
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - Part of a ripple of Seattle boutique grocery markets — and a member of a small but ambitious family of food+drink venture — has shuttered in Portage Bay after less than a year of business. Canal Market, on Fuhrman Ave E … Continue reading → Read more...
Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 7:00 am
Capitol Hill low income housing expert first* to jump into race for the 43rd
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - An advocate for the homeless and low income housing expert is the first candidate to jump *splash* into the 43rd District race to replace Rep. Brady Walkinshaw in the State Legislature. Nicole Macri, an 11-year Capitol Hill resident, announced her plans to run … Continue reading → Read more...
Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 12:03 am
Seattle gains a woonerf: 12th Ave Square Park now open
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - Newly completed 12th Ave Square Park is the kind of open space you need to create in a tightly packed, Central Seattle neighborhood. Where once was an empty, 7,322-square-foot, gravel-covered lot, now is a paved plaza with native plantings, raised … Continue reading → Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 2:19 pm
By the bottle or by the glass, Revolution Wine now open on E Pike
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - With so much beer and coffee news over the past year, Capitol Hill wine lovers may have been feeling a little left out. Demand, it seems, remains strong as the owners of Revolution Wine discovered during their packed opening over the weekend at Belmont and Pike. Opening Capitol … Continue reading → Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 12:34 pm
On the List | Gay City Arts Showcase, Lunar New Year at Asian Art Museum, 23rd/Jackson meeting, Puppy Bowl Party
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - Looking for something to do on and around Capitol Hill this weekend? Here are a few ideas from the CHS Calendar. Something we missed? Add your area events to the list. CHS Highlights Thursday, learn more about the plans for … Continue reading → Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 7:03 am
Homeless outreach counselors start Capitol Hill patrols with East Precinct officers
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - As Mayor Ed Murray seeks more local, state, and federal funding to address the growing crisis, one successful homelessness outreach program has made its way to Capitol Hill. Outreach counselors from the Metropolitan Improvement District have begun joining East Precinct officers on morning … Continue reading → Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 7:00 am
3,000 down, 17,000 to go? Mayor proposes $290 million Seattle Housing Levy
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - Mayor Ed Murray introduced his proposal Wednesday for a doubling of the Seattle Housing Levy to create a $290 million pool 'to preserve and produce affordable housing' as the city moves forward on its goal to create 20,000 affordable units by … Continue reading → Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 3:17 pm
Capitol Hill food+drink | Dino's Tomato Pie serving pizza 'round or square' since March 2016
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - As an experienced restaurateur battling with Seattle's permitting backlog and booked-up contractors, Brandon Pettit says he feels fortunate to be nearly ready to take his newest creation out of the oven just in time to be part of CHS's pizza … Continue reading → Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 11:08 am
Developer, Sound Transit 'really close' on $25 million deal for Broadway light rail properties
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - As controversy swirls around its plans for an anchor tenant in the project, a representative for Gerding Edlen said the developer is 'really close' to finalizing its big deal with Sound Transit to create 100,000 square feet of housing, commercial, and community projects … Continue reading → Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 8:56 am
Man dies inside Capitol Hill's Club Z
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - A man died of an apparent drug overdose inside a room of Capitol Hill sex club Club Z just before midnight Tuesday. Police were called to a reported drug overdose as Seattle Fire responded to the 24-hour club in the … Continue reading → Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 7:00 am
Seattle's first City Council district office set to open as Sawant considers options
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - The ink is almost dry on a plan to open the first district-based City Council office in Seattle. A staff member for District 5 rep Debora Juarez says the newly minted Council member intends to open an office inside North … Continue reading → Read more...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -- 4:46 pm
Beyond bullying, 2016 LGBTQ Youth Leadership Conference is Saturday on Hill
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - What are today's LGBTQ youth and their allies most concerned about? 'Bullying,' GLSEN Washington's chair Joe Bento tells CHS, confirming, sadly, that some pains are eternal. But the way it all fits together changes quickly. 'Students who are straight who … Continue reading → Read more...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -- 11:12 am
Seattle Food Rescue teams up with Capitol Hill Housing for produce pantries
Capitol Hill Times - Seattle Food Rescue is evolving the way it distributes food to low-income Seattle residents that would otherwise be wasted, and a recent partnership with Capitol Hill Housing will inform founder Tim Jenkins whether that model will expand. "This is a total proof-of-concept at this point," Jenkins said, "very much a seat-of-your-pants adventure." Read more...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -- 10:56 am
Labor groups oppose New Seasons Market as candidate for Capitol Hill Station tenant
Capitol Hill Seattle blog - A Portland-based grocery chain believed to be the frontrunner to a large retail space on Broadway is already facing opposition from labor organizations that say the company is anti-union. New Seasons Market has not been publicly identified as the anchor … Continue reading → Read more...



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